Casting: Gelman, Wainwright, Ortega, Shum

Casting Gelman Wainwright Ortega Shum

Without Remorse
Comedian Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things,” “Fleabag”) will play a villain opposite Michael B. Jordan’s John Kelly in the Tom Clancy-novel spy thriller adaptation “Without Remorse” at Paramount Pictures. Stefano Sollima (“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”) helms the project which will shoot later this month.

John Kelly (aka. John Clark) is a Navy SEAL who goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside a larger conspiracy. Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Todd Lasance, Luke Mitchell and Cam Gigandet co-star. Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec produce and the film opens September 18th 2020. [Source: Heat Vision]

Alisha Wainwright (“Shadowhunters”) will star opposite Justin Timberlake in the Fisher Stevens-directed drama “Palmer” for SK Global and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Charles B. Wessler is producing the project which is based on a 2016 Blacklist script written by Cheryl Guerriero.

Timberlake plays Eddie Palmer, a former college football phenomenon turned ex-con who returns to his hometown. He faces lingering conflicts and finds himself in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother. Wainwright will play Maggie Hayes, a school teacher who develops a relationship with Eddie. [Source: Deadline]

The Babysitter
Jenna Ortega (“Jane the Virgin,” “Stuck in the Middle”) has joined the sequel to the horror-comedy “The Babysitter” for Netflix. McG is returning to direct from a script by Dan Lagana (“American Vandal”), while Judah Lewis, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, Andrew Bachelor and Ken Marino are also returning.

The first film centered on a babysitter who moonlighted as the leader of a satanic cult looking to perform sacrifices. The follow-up will take place two years later as Cole (Lewis) tries to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, he will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil. [Source: THR]

Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”) and Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”) will lead Jacob Gentry’s thriller “Broadcast Signal Intrusion” which is currently shooting in Chicago. The story is inspired by real broadcast interruptions that occurred in the Windy City in the late 1980s. Greg Newman, Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Giles Edwards and Brett Hays are producing.

Shum Jr. plays a video archivist who comes across a surreal and disturbing clip of what appears to be an imprisoned android. He believes it’s the product of broadcast signal hacking, but his discovery takes a sinister turn when he tracks down similar broadcast intrusions. [Source: Deadline]