Although the last-minute vacation crunch means an absence of news, here are a few of the latest crime drama tidbits:
Producer Mark Gordon (Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds) is taking on the suspense thriller Paris Trap, based on a script by Daniel Taplitz. The story follow a woman on vacation in Paris who agrees to take part in an elaborate international sting operation after she's mistaken for the infamous mistress of a notorious financial criminal.
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) is negotiating to star in The Girl On The Train, the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of author Paula Hawkins' novel. There are three lead female roles in the thriller, with Emily Blunt already on board to play the narrator of the tale who becomes entangled in a mystery when she sees something shocking on a train that passes by her house. Freguson will take on the role of "Anna."
A trailer was released for the psychological thriller Carol, with Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara starring in Todd Haynes's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel.
The family thriller Home from writer Aron Eli Coleite and Jerry Bruckheimer TV has landed a pilot order at TNT. The project delves into the secrets lingering behind the façade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family that is shattered when a wife and mother discovers long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy the very foundation of her life.
Writer/Director John Mulholland and Producer Richard Zampella are working on a documentary about the late author Elmore Leonard titled Elmore Leonard: The Dickens of Detroit. The documentary, from Transmultimedia Entertainment, will explore Elmore Leonard’s life, his more than 40 novels and dozens of short stories, and his impact on crime fiction.
Actors Lance Gross and Zach Appelman have been added as series regulars on the supernatural procedural Sleepy Hollow for Season 3. Gross will play an FBI Agent who will take over the Sleepy Hollow police headquarters, while Appelman will continue his role as Joe Corbin.
Andrew Howard and Manuel Uriza have landed series regular roles in FX’s drama pilot Snowfall, set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Amazon and Open Road Films signed a multi-year licensing deal allowing Amazon Prime subscribers to stream select Open Road titles such as action-thriller Triple 9 and the thriller Sleepless Night.
Ben Robson (Vikings) has landed a lead role in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles and soon learns their indulgent lifestyle is funded by bank robberies they commit. Robson will play Craig, the tough, fearless middle son of the Cody crime family.
Narcos star Stephanie Sigman is joining the cast of American Crime for Season 2, playing an administrator at an Indianapolis public school whose loyalties and values are put into conflict as she’s faced with systemic bias within the school system.
CrimeFiction.FM hosted Ann Brown to talk about her Psycho Cat and the Landlady cozy mystery series.