The Kennedys: After Camelot
Katie Holmes will reprise her role of Jackie Kennedy in Reelz’s “The Kennedys: After Camelot,” an upcoming sequel to the 2011 mini-series “The Kennedys”.
Holmes will also executive produce and direct one of the four episodes with “24” veteran Jon Cassar helming the other three. Shooting begins in the spring in Canada. [Source: The Live Feed]
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Olivia Thirlby (“Dredd”) and Nelsan Ellis (“True Blood” have joined the ensemble cast of Kyle Alvarez’s “The Stanford Prison Experiment”. Thirlby will play the wife of Billy Crudup’s Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ellis will play Jesse Fletcher.
The story deals with the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards. Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Michael Angarano also star. [Source: Deadline]
Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones,” “The Sweeney”) is set to star in Danish director Mads Matthiesen’s “The Mode” alongside model and first time actor Maria Palm. Shooting recently began and will continue through the end of November in Paris, Warsaw and Copenhagen.
Palm plays an emerging fashion model who struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene and develops a deadly obsession for male fashion photographer Shane White (Skrein). Skrein next stars in the proposed “Transporter” film reboot. [Source: Screen]
Childhood of a Leader
Stacy Martin (“Nymphomaniac,” “High-Rise”) has joined the cast of Brady Corbet’s “The Childhood of a Leader” for Protagonist Pictures. Filming begins in Budapest in January. Martin is to play the young male lead’s French teacher.
Robert Pattinson, Tim Roth and Berenice Bejo also star in the $5 million film about a young American living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps mould his beliefs. [Source: Screen]