Casting: Hodge, Gooding, Livingston, Moore

Straight Outta Compton
Aldis Hodge (“Turn”) will play MC Ren and Neil Brown, Jr. (“The Walking Dead”) will play DJ Yella in F. Gary Gray’s upcoming N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” at Universal Pictures.

The duo join O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell have been cast as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E respectively in the story of the five members of the famed 1980s rap group. [Source: Deadline]

Big Time in Hollywood
Cuba Gooding Jr, Michael Madsen and Keith David have joined the cast of Comedy Central’s new scripted series “Big Time In Hollywood, FL.” Gooding will play a fictionalized version of himself, Madsen will play a grizzled and alcoholic P.I., David will play a federal agent sent to investigate Cartel activity.

The story follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers (Alex Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson), who are kicked out of their parents’ house and forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on an epic journey in pursuit of their American dream. [Source: Deadline]

We Hate Paul Revere
Ron Livingston (“Office Space,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is set to play the title character in AMC’s new half-hour comedy pilot “We Hate Paul Revere” which will film this summer in Los Angeles.

The story follows brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody (Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner) who are forced to strive for recognition in colonial Boston among the bigger stars of history, such as folk hero Revere. [Source: The Live Feed]

Once Upon A Time
Tyler Jacob Moore (“Shameless”) and John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) have joined the cast of ABC’s fairy-tale drama “Once Upon a Time”.

Moore will play the recurring role of “Frozen” character Prince Hans, the former love of Anna. He is first portrayed as honest and noble, but eventually his true colors come out. Rhys-Davies plays Pabbie the Troll King. [Source: The Live Feed]