Jem and the Holograms
Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald have both joined the cast of Jon M. Chu's upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie. Both their roles are being kept secret for now.
The film stars Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Ryan Guzman as Rio in this live-action adaptation of the 1980s cartoon. [Source: THR]
To Reach the Clouds
Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") is set to join the cast of Robert Zemeckis' "To Reach the Clouds" based on famed tightrope walker Philippe Petit's memoir.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Charlotte LeBon and Steve Valentine co-star. Schwartz is expected to play Albert, one of Petit's conspirators who was skeptical of the dangerous endeavor to walk on a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. [Source: The Wrap]
Amir Arison is being upgraded from recurring to a regular on the second second season of NBC's "The Blacklist". Arison appeared in all but four of the first season's twenty-two episodes in the role of FBI tech genius Aram. [Source: Deadline]
Brian Cox and Martin Freeman are set to star in playwright and documentarian Wilson Coneybeare's new feature thriller "American Hangman".
The story centers on a kidnap plot that exploits the dark side of social media. Filming is slated to begin in September. [Source: Screen]