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Casting: Fry, Jackman, Boyega, Cho, Kahn

By Garth Franklin Friday January 24th 2014 07:22PM
Casting: Fry, Jackman, Boyega, Cho, Kahn

24: Live Another Day
British national treasure Stephen Fry is set to play the recuring role of the British Prime Minister on Fox's upcoming event series "24: Live Another Day".

Fry will play Prime Minister Trevor Davies, a strong and charismatic leader whose friendship with President Heller (William Devane), and the Anglo-American alliance itself, come under pressure because of various crises. [Source: Deadline]

Pan
Though already linked, it's now official - Hugh Jackman will play the vicious pirate Blackbeard, the main antagonist in Joe Wright's upcoming Peter Pan reinvention "Pan" at Warner Bros. Pictures. [Source: THR]

Race
John Boyega ("Attack the Block") has been set for the lead role in the Jesse Owens biopic "Race" for Forecast Pictures, ID+, Solofilms, and Trinity Race GmbH. Filming begins this Summer for a Spring 2015 release.

Stephen Hopkins ("The Life and Death of Peter Sellers") is slated to direct the project which focuses on Owens' performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics where he earned a record four gold medals and embarrassed Adolf Hitler. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Cabot College Comedy
Margaret Cho has joined Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard currently untitled women's university multicamera comedy series. The story follows a women's college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time.

Cho will play the series regular Laura Thibault, the divisive president of Cabot College who made the difficult decision to admit men into the school and does her best to be welcoming of the male freshmen. [Source: The Live Feed]

Turn
Ian Kahn ("Shameless," "Bones," "Castle") has scored the role of George Washington in AMC's Revolutionary War drama "Turn". The one-hour drama centers on the story of America's first spy group, the Culper Ring.

Jamie Bell plays a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island, bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, who help Washington turn the tide of the war in the Rebel's favor. [Source: The Live Feed]

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