News on Dora And The Lost City Of Gold
 

News on Dora that we assisted casting.


By Anthony D'Alessandro - DEADLINE
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‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Moves Release Date After ‘Artemis Fowl’ Flees August

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2ND UPDATE: Dora and the Lost City of Gold is moving again, but not by that much. Paramount is moving the release date for its live-action feature adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon show from July 31 to August 9.

The news comes in the wake of Disney pushing Artemis Fowl off August 9 and sending it to May 29 next summer. No surprise if more release date changes come from other rivals in the wake of Disney’s revamped theatrical release slate this morning.

Dora will know share the marquee with CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Warner Bros’ crime noir The Kitchen and Bleecker Street’s Brian Banks.

 
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Aussie cast in Monster Problems
 

Looking forward to seeing the Aussie cast in Monster Problems – they were great at the table read…


By Mike Fleming Jr - DEADLINE
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Michael Rooker Set To Star In ‘Monster Problems’ For Paramount Players

Photo: Bryan Hainer

Photo: Bryan Hainer

EXCLUSIVEMichael Rooker has been set to star alongside Dylan O’Brien in Monster Problems, a potential franchise film that Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) will direct with Shawn Levy producing at 21 Laps. Rooker will play Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (O’Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.

The script by Brian Duffield & Matthew Robinson is a coming-of-age story about a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters.

Rooker can currently be seen opposite Mahershala Ali in season three of HBO’s True Detective, and he just wrapped production on Sony’s Fantasy Island. The film gives him a shot at another franchise after he completed his turn as Yondu in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and as the redneck Merle in The Walking Dead.

 
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Remy Hii in Jane The Novela
 

As part of our CBS Pilot season searches, we were thrilled to be able to assist in the casting of Remy Hii in the role of LUEN in JANE THE NOVELA


By Nellie Andreeva - DEADLINE
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‘Jane The Novela’: Remy Hii To Star In the CW Spinoff; ‘Jane the Virgin’s Ivonne Coll, Benito Martinez, Holland Roden Also Cast

Photo: Alex Vaughan

Photo: Alex Vaughan

EXCLUSIVE: Remy Hii (Marco Polo) is set as the male co-lead alongside Hunter Parrish in Jane the Novela, the CW’s Jane the Virgin spinoff pilot headlined by Jacqueline Grace Lopez and narrated and executive produced by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez. Also, providing continuity from the original series in front of the camera, Jane The Virgin co-star Ivonne Coll has been set as a series regular in the telenovela anthology offshoot, along with Benito Martinez (The Shield) and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf).

Written/exec produced by Jane writer Valentina Garza, directed/exec produced by Jane EP Brad Silberling and exec produced by Jane creator/EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Jane the Novelais a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself.

The first installment takes place at the intersection of Napa Valley wine country and the San Francisco art scene and pairs family secrets and sins of the past with twists, tropes and a bloody bottle of red. It centers on Estela (Lopez), an up-and-coming art curator who has spent years playing it safe and coloring within the lines. But a shocking secret changes everything and forces her to live a double life.

Being “in the tradition” of Jane the Virgin, Jane the Novela mirrors the setup of the original series. It too follows a driven, imaginative twentysomething Latina woman (Lopez) who is torn between her boyfriend, Luen (Hii), and Felix (Parrish), a handsome, rich guy. In this case, Luen is head of security while Felix is in the wine business vs. Jane Villanueva’s cop boyfriend Michael and love interest Rafael, a hotel heir.

 
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Congratulations Evan!
 

It’s a long journey for Evan Evagora – MNC Sydney audition to the other side of the Universe to join Star Trek – Congratulations Evan! - MNC


By Geoff Boucher - DEADLINE
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‘Star Trek’: Evan Evagora Joins Picard Show As Series Regular

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Evan Evagora has been cast as a series regular alongside Patrick Stewart in the upcoming, untitled Star Trek series that centers on Jean-Luc Picard, the iconic character from the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and films.

Stewart returns to role he had for seven seasons on Next Generation with a show that will follow the next chapter of his life and air exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S. The series will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Stewart, Michael Chabon, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer.

 
Cathy Ellis