Casting: West, Comer, Adams, Rockwell, Higson

Shane West will star opposite Leslie Bibb in Jonathan Wright’s thriller “Z” for Sony Pictures. Michael Baker and Jeff Sackman will produce.

The story follow a down-on-their-luck blue-collar couple young who discover a serial killer’s film reels and take a chance to capture him for the major reward – they soon end up in his crosshairs. Filming begins in Ottowa in late May. [Source: Deadline]

The White Princess
Jodie Comer (“Doctor Foster”) has scored the title role in Starz’s “The White Princess,” the sequel to the acclaimed historical TV drama “The White Queen”. Based on Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War novels, this continues the story of the beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville – the White Queen – the young princess Elizabeth.

Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother’s rebellion and her husband’s tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself. [Source: Deadline]

The Expanse
New Zealand actress Frankie Adams (“Shortland Street”) has landed the series regular role of Bobbie Draper in the second season of Syfy’s space drama series “The Expanse.” A Martian trooper who becomes caught up in the Earth and Mars conflict after he squad is attacked. [Source: Deadline]

Blue Iguana
Sam Rockwell has signed to star in “Cleanskin” director Hadi Hajaig’s new comedy “Blue Iguana” for UK Film Studio Productions. Shooting begins in London in July. The black comedy follows two outcasts who fall in love in the strangest of circumstances, while the title refers to a coveted diamond. [Source: The Knowledge]

Julie Hesmondhalgh (“Happy Valley”), Georgina Campbell (“Murdered By My Boyfriend”), Sarah Parish (“Atlantis”), Charlie Higson (“The Fast Show”) and Mark Bazeley (“Home Fires”) have all joined the cast of the third season of ITV’s acclaimed drama “Broadchurch”.

The gang join returnees like David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan in eight new episodes in which Hardy and Miller reunite on a case involving a serious sexual assault. The new season is said to be the last and begins shooting this Summer. [Source: The Daily Mail]