Frank Grillo (“Warrior”) is set to star in the new DirecTV original series “Navy St.” from Byron Balasco and Endemol Studios.
The family drama is set against the backdrop of Navy Street, a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym based in Venice, California. Grillo will play the gym’s owner, Alvey Henderson, a now sober former fighter who never made it big due to a drug addiction. [Source: TV Line]
Robert Patrick has joined the cast of Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald’s “Hellions” currently shooting in Toronto. Rossif Sutherland, Luke Bilyk and Rachel Wilson also star.
Patrick plays a tough-as-nails cop who comes to the aid of a teenager (Chloe Rose) plagued by three malevolent trick-or-treaters on Halloween. [Source: Deadline]
Rosemarie DeWitt, Jesse Plemons and Zoe Kazan will join Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins in Lisa Cholodenko’s miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” for HBO and Playtone.
The story is set in a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy. DeWitt will plays Rachel, a fragile shut-in who is one of Henry’s (Jenkins) customers at the pharmacy.[Source: Deadline]
Katie Chang (“The Bling Ring”) has joined the cast of Tim Blake Nelson’s indie drama “Anesthesia” alongside Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Gretchen Mol and Kristen Stewart.
The story follows a group of New Yorkers whose lives intersect after the violent mugging of a popular Columbia University professor, Walter Zarrow (Waterson). Chang plays a young love interest for Zarrow’s grandson. [Source: THR]