David Meunier (“Justified”) is up for a recurring role in the forthcoming Hulu series “Marvel’s Helstrom”. Meunier will play Finn Miller, a part of a secret organization that handles work not for the faint of heart. Elizabeth Marvel, Ariana Guerra, Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy also star.
The story follows Daimon and Ana Helstrom, played by Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon, the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity – each with their attitude and skills. [Source: Deadline]
Please Baby Please
Maya Hawke, Andrea Riseborough, and Charlie Plummer have signed on to star in Amanda Kramer’s indie drama “Please Baby Please” which begins filming in February. Co-written by Kramer and Noel David Taylor, the romantic odyssey is set in the 1950s and follows newlyweds Suse and Arthur who, after witnessing a murder in the gritty streets of a surreal Manhattan, become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary about the couple’s sexual identity. [Source: THR]
Rising actress Jo Ellen Pellman (“The Deuce”) has scored the lead role in Ryan Murphy’s feature adaption of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “The Prom”. Logan Riley Hassel, Sofia Deler, Nico Greetham, and Nathaniel J. Potvin will also join the cast ahead of shooting next month for a Fall 2020 Netflix release.
Pellman plays a high school senior in Indiana who is banned from taking her girlfriend to the prom. Following the controversial decision, four Broadway stars (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells), in an attempt to champion a good cause and not-so-coincidentally rehabilitate their careers, head to the small town to support Emma. [Source: Deadline]
Next Goal Wins
Rhys Darby, Angus Sampson, Chris Alosio and Sisa Grey have joined the cast of Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins” which is currently in production in Hawaii. The group join Michael Fassbender, Elizabeth Moss, Oscar Knightley, David Fane and more in the film which follows the story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history – losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. [Source: Deadline]