Scott Eastwood, the 29-year-old son of actor Clint Eastwood, is getting his own crime action drama as he takes the lead in Overdrive. The project will be produced by Taken director Pierre Morel and directed by Antonio Negret (who helmed the Jim Caviezel-starring Transit). Eastwood will play one of two brother car thieves who run afoul of a local crime boss in the south of France.
The Bourne sequel restart with Matt Damon has already found its villain in acclaimed French actor Vincent Cassel. He'll reportedly play a high-level assassin tracking the title hero. Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, and Julia Stile are also on board for the project scheduled for release in summer of 2016.
Sienna Miller was originally hired to play Catherine Greig, a girlfriend of Johnny Depp‘s character Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming biopic Black Mass. However, her scenes ended up being cut from the final project due to "narrative choices" by the film’s director Scott Cooper.
Jason Momoa (Aquaman) is set to star in the action thriller Braven, directed by Lin Oeding. The project is based on an original story by Mike Nilon about a humble logger living along the U.S./Canada border who is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners in his secluded cabin and must do everything in his power to protect his family.
Although Paramount initially turned down a sequel to Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, a film based on the Lee Child novels and character, overseas box office grosses prompted the studio to change their minds. The as-yet-untitled Jack Reacher 2 is now scheduled to hit theaters October 21, 2016
A trailer was released for The River, a new thriller from first time feature director Jamie M. Dagg. The film follows an American volunteer doctor in Laos (played by Rossif Sutherland) who intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When he accidentally kills her assailant, he flees and finds himself wanted not only for the murder of an Australian Senator’s son, but also for the rape of the very woman he saved.
Bryan Cranston‘s new show Sneaky Pete has landed a series order from Amazon. The show revolves around a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his prison cellmate, and cons his way into a family bail bond business. Cranston will guest star as serve as executive producer.
As soon as it hit the newspapers, the true story of a New Jersey family forced to abandon their new home over chilling letters from a stalker stirred interest in Hollywood. Now, NBC has bought rights to the story for a project titled The Watcher from former Homeland executive producer Alex Cary and producer Aaron Kaplan (Secrets & Lies, The Mysteries Of Laura) and Universal TV.
Although the Pablo Escobar-centric drug war drama Narcos on Netflix just became available last Friday, Netflix has already ordered a Season 2. Narcos follows the rise to fame of the infamous Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) through the eyes of the DEA agents (Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal) ceaselessly trying to take him down.
The Showtime drama Homeland is welcoming British actor Max Beesley (from Suits) for one episode to play Mike Brown, an ex-Royal Marine turned private military contractor.
Looking for a complete Fall TV premiere listing? Deadline has the list for you here. And if you want a little more inside scoop on some of the firings, recastings and showrunner swaps, the Hollywood Reporter has you covered.
Suspense Radio's latest shows welcomed three authors - Rob Dearden, Chevy Stevens and Meagan Beaumont - on one podcast and author Dave Stanton on the other.
The most recent Crime Cafe from Debbi Mack featured Bill Crider, author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series and host of Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine blog.
Following a successful Kickstarter project, investigative journalist Hillel Levin's play Assassination Theater is playing at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago with a run through November 8. The play by Levin, whose two books on organized crime are both in development to become films, outlines the ways in which the city's mob was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.