A Series of Unfortunate Events
Allison Williams (“Get Out,” “Girls”) has been cast in the Lemony Snicket “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series at Netflix. The actress will appear in both Seasons 2 and 3, with Season 2 set to debut on March 30th.
William joins an ensemble cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Joan Cusack, Will Arnett, Cobie Smulders, Alfre Woodard, Catherine O’Hara, Nathan Fillion, Patrick Warburton, and more. [Source: Variety]
Josh Lucas and Topher Grace are set to join the faith-based film “The Impossible” from producer DeVon Franklin and setup at Fox 2000. Roxann Dawson is directing from a script by Grant Nieporte based on Joyce Smith’s book.
Smith wrote the book about her 14-year-old son coming back to life through her prayer and faith – even though his heart had stopped after he fell through a frozen lake in Missouri. Grace will play the pastor in the small town who helps the mother and community get through the ordeal. [Source: THR]
Watch The Skies
Sean Bean, Asa Butterfield, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock are poised to sign up as the voice cast of the Chinese animation feature “Watch The Skies”. The film will be the first of a ten film and ten TV series slate which will have a combined budget of $160 million.
The coming-of-age sci-fi adventure follows an alien boy who crashes on Earth. Along with his plucky young human companions, he must find the parts to reassemble his ship, all the while evading the clutches of a billionaire alien hunter and his security force. Mark Byers penned and directs. [Source: Variety]
Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Wonder”) has signed to star in the R-rated comedy “Good Boys” for Universal Pictures. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky penned the script and will be making their directorial debut on the film.
The story will follow four 12-year-old boys who skip school to embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce. [Source: Variety]