Fifty Shades of Gray star Dakota Johnson is joining Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine about an uneasy and tragic love triangle between a young woman and an older couple during their vacation.
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, which also stars Benecio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. Donovan will play a no-nonsense DEA Agent who engages in an all-out firefight at the Juarez border while transferring a prisoner.
Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson have signed on to star in the psychological thriller Meadowland, directed by Reed Morano. Wilde and Wilson will play a couple dealing with their son’s disappearance.
Sony pictures acquired film rights to the book Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA by Morten Storm (with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister), and have tapped producer Scott Rudin and director Paul Greengrass (the duo behind Captain Phillips). The story centers on an ex-Islamic radical as he became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
The first trailer was released for The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Charles Dance in the film about WWII genius Alan Turing, who broke the enigma code that allowed the Allied Forces to thwart Germany.
The adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe-inspired film Stonehearst Asylum also released a trailer for the psychological thriller that stars Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Kate Beckinsale.
Fox picked up a New York-set crime drama from Richard Price (creator of NYC 22 and Criminal Justice). The untitled project centers on a twentysomething Wall Street portfolio manager "who unwittingly becomes a pawn in the DA’s attempts to take down a criminal organization."
TNT ordered a third season of Cold Justice, the real-life crime series that follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they open cold cases.
Showtime is launching webisodes titled "Behind the Fix" for Ray Donovan, its series featuring Liev Schreiber as a "fixer" for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous.
Peter MacNicol (Numb3rs, Ally McBeal) is joining Patricia Arquette and Charley Koontz in the cast of the latest CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber.
Claire Holt is joining NBC's Aquarius as a series regular, playing a police officer fighting to be taken seriously in a male-dominated field. The project stars David Duchovny as an undercover cop tracking Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) and his followers in the '60s.
Krysten Ritte (Breaking Bad, Veronica Mars), will guest-star in the Season 2 premiere of NBC's The Blacklist, playing an analyst who works at a data security firm.
Warren Kole and Erik Stocklin have been cast in recurring roles in the CBS drama Stalker, which centers on a Threat Assessment Unit. Rosenthal, will play Detective Trent Wilkes, a lead detective in the Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD, and Stocklin will reprise his role of Perry, an introverted college
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NPR profiled Rachel Howzell Hall about her African-American homicide detective and her novel Land of Shadows that is a tribute to the author's "beloved and much maligned" south Los Angeles.
Marcia Clark appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to talk about her latest book, Killer Ambition.
Michael Pennington and Alexander Hanson have joined the revival cast of Alan Bennett's Single Spies, a double-bill stage adaptation of Bennett's television films An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution. An Englishman Abroad tells the true story of an actress' chance encounter with a disgraced spy in a Moscow theatre, while A Question of Attribution centers on an esteemed art historian who tries to solve the riddle of an enigmatic painting and finds himself the subject of an official investigation by MI5. The project will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, UK, September 25 through October 11.