Genesis Rodriguez (“Man on a Ledge,” “Identity Thief”) is in final negotiations to join Justin Long and Michael Parks in Kevin Smith’s upcoming horror film “Tusk”.
Rodriguez will play the girlfriend of a podcaster (Long) who finds himself the victim of a deranged serial killer (Parks) and his twisted games. Filming begins next month. [Source: Flickering Myth]
The Boy Next Door
John Corbett (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “Volcano”) has been cast in Rob Cohen’s micro-budget thriller “The Boy Next Door” at Blumhouse and Universal.
Jennifer Lopez plays a MILF divorcee who begins an affair with a 17-year-old neighbor that gets into “Fatal Attraction”-style creepy territory fast. [Source: Deadline]
Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development,” “Archer”) has joined the comedy pilot “Jennifer Falls”.
The sitcom follows a career woman and single mother (Jaime Pressly) who must move back in with her own charming, narcissistic psychotherapist mom (Walter) after being let go from her high-profile job. [Source: THR]
Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan will co-star in The BBC’s seven hour miniseries adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s novel “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”. Toby Haynes helms the project which will shoot in Leeds, Montreal and Venice from next week.
Set in the early 1800s during the Napoleonic Wars, the story follows two very different magicians who emerge to change England’s history. Marsan will star as Norrell, Carvel as his student Strange. [Source: Broadway Worls]