Director Ridley Scott is taking on Don Winslow's novel Cartel as a film adaptation for Fox. The drug-trafficking plot has prescient parallels to the real-life escape of Mexican drug lord El Chapo earlier this month and follows a DEA agent and a cartel operative as they try to take each other down. Deadline also reported that the producers are courting Leonardo DiCaprio to play the lead role of DEA agent Art Keller.
Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike is set to star in Tony Gilroy’s political thriller High Wire Act set in 1980’s Beirut. The story follows Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a former U.S. diplomat called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Pike will play a CIA field agent working undercover at the American embassy tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring the mission's success.
Sam Mendes, who directed the recent James Bond film Skyfall, indicated in an interview with the BBC that he will not be returning to the franchise after the upcoming Spectre. Meanwhile, Daniel Craig's future playing 007 is also up in the air, but if there's one lesson to learn about Hollywood is "you never say never."
The Johnny Depp-starring biopic of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, Black Mass, will get its world premiere out of competition at this year’s festival on September 4. The film is directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon.
The first full trailer was released for the upcoming Bond film Spectre, with the first extended look at Dave Bautista as evil henchman Mr. Hinx and the first real look at Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, the head of SPECTRE.
Netflix is not renewing Lilyhammer for a fourth season. The series starred The Sopranos actor and E Street band member Steven Van Zandt as a man continuing a life of mafia crime and leisure while in witness protection in Lillehammer, Norway.
Rizzoli & Isles fans can relax, since TNT announced the network is renewing the show for a seventh season with a 13-episode order to air next summer. This is down from its series-high number of 18 episodes in season six, although there is currently no talk about season seven being its last.
The Shield's Michael Chiklis is joing Fox’s GOTHAM as a series regular, playing Captain Nathaniel Barnes, described as a cop who “lands on the Gotham City Police Department like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of the city’s police force.”
The Flash star Rick Cosnett will have a recurring role on ABC’s new drama series Quantico, playing an "openly gay, incredibly funny former defense attorney who used his rhetoric and savvy against FBI cases."
Joey Pollari and Hope Davis are heading to ABC’s American Crime for the drama’s second season. Pollari will play Eric Lupton, a basketball player from a working class family who attends college on a basketball scholarship, while Davis' character has not been defined just yet.
Kendrick Sampson (The Vampire Diaries, Gracepoint) will take on a "substantive recurring role" in the upcoming season of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder.
British actor Colin Salmon has landed a major recurring role in CBS’ upcoming sci-fi drama Limitless, based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper (who will reprise his role as a recurring guest star). The series centers on Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Salmon will play a former intelligence officer who keeps tabs on Finch.
Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose and The Flash's Robbie Amell are heading to Fox's reboot of The X-Files, appearing in appear in one episode of the six-episode miniseries playing new FBI agents. Somehow, the show is also bringing back the "late" sleuthing trio of The Lone Gunmen who were killed off in the original series.
Kumail Nanjiani, X-files superfan and host of The X-Files podcast, will also appear in an upcoming episode written and directed by Darin Morgan.
The X-Files keeps drawing out its teaser trailers, this time with the first one that includes dialogue between Mulder and Scully.
A trailer was released for the new season of Fargo that follows Deputy Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) and Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson) who are investigating a double murder at a diner in Luverne, Minnesota, circa 1979.
There's a new podcast in town: Debbi Mack's The Crime Cafe will be available via iTunes and will showcase interviews with leading crime and thriller authors. The inaugural episode features an interview with author Jenny Milchman.
Vinci, a podcast about True Detective in iTunes and Stitcher, uses its inaugural show to wonder if The Long Goodbye inspired Rick Springfield's character in the True Detective series.
Benjamin Walker will take the lead in the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho on Broadway, with an official open date of March 21, 2016, in a Shubert theater TBA. The show had its world premiere at the Almeida Theater in London in 2013 with Dr. Who star Matt Smith taking on the role of the role of Manhattan businessman and serial killer Patrick Bateman.