Australian actor Jason Clarke has joined the cast of writer-director Stephen Gaghan's crime drama Candy Store, about a former deep-cover operative working a beat cop in Brooklyn who discovers the organization he once infiltrated is infesting his new neighborhood.
Total Film Studios released a trailer for the upcoming crime film Welcome to the Punch, which opens in U.S. theaters on March 27. The plot follows Detective Max Lewisky (played by James McAvoy), a man dedicated to taking down notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood, played by Mark Strong.
According to producer David Hoberman, the next Muppets movie, The Muppets…Again!, will find Kermit and Miss Piggy embarking on a worldwide tour and apparently running into all kinds of trouble in Europe, with Tina Fey playing a Russian prison guard and Ty Burrell playing an Interpol agent.
The Wolf of Wall Street finally has its release date in theaters, scheduled for November 15. The Martin Scorsese film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a New York stockbroker living the highlife in the 1980s, only to see everything fall apart over accusations of fraud.
Omnimystery News reports that BBC One Daytime, in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, has commissioned a second season of Father Brown. The series is based on the novels of GK Chesterston and stars Mark Williams as the titular Roman Catholic priest, who solves mysteries in his Cotswolds parish.
Christine Lahti is joining the CBS pilot Beverly Hills Cop, which may mean her days playing Mama Doris McGarett on Hawaii Five-0 are numbered, as could be the fate of her character.
Jamie Bell, who starred in the film Billy Elliot, is heading to the AMC drama pilot Turn from Nikita executive producer Craig Silverstein. He'll play the lead role and one of a band of young soldiers and civilians who come together to form America's first top-secret spy ring.
Actress Joanna Cassidy (Body of Proof and Six Feet Under) has signed on to play Agent Booth's mom Marianne Booth, in an upcoming episode of Bones.
Dennis Haysbert (The Unit and 24) is coming aboard the CBS crime drama pilot Backstrom, adapted by Hart Hanson (Bones) from the Swedish book series by Leif G.W. Persson.
Annie Potts (Designing Women) has signed on to star in the ABC dramedy Murder in Manhattan. Potts will star as the mother in a mother-and-daughter team of amateur detectives, while Bridget Regan has signed on as the daughter. Potts' character turns to solving crimes because she's never gotten over her second husband's murder and takes it on as her own private case.
ABC has cancelled Zero Hour, the latest among several mid-season series failures. Although the show and its conspiracy-theory premise were praised by several critics, the ratings didn't follow.
Vinnie Jones has already shot one episode of the CBS Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary, but announced he's also been hired to come back for two more. Jones will play the villain "M," and as the actor noted, "Is he Moriarty? Is he Sebastian Moran? You just don't know. It could go either way."
FX Networks renewed the animated comedy spy series Archer for a fifth season of 13 episodes. (Hat tip to Ominimystery News.)
A little over a year after leaving the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Marg Helgenberger is returning to the network to star in Intelligence, a drama from Josh Holloway (Lost) about a U.S. Cyber Command unit.
NBC's untitled thriller pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich has added X-Files star Gillian Anderson to the cast. She joins 666 Park Avenue star Rachael Taylor in the tale of a Secret Service agent who must deal with the kidnapping of the President’s son and several of his classmates.
British actor Tom Mison has been tapped by FOX to play Ichabod Crane in the Sleepy Hollow pilot. The reworking of Washington Irving's tale finds Crane time traveling to the present and partnering with a local detective (played by Nicole Beharie of The Good Wife).
Need a cheat sheet for all the TV pilots in the pipeline? You're in luck, thanks to Hollywood Reporter's handy list.
NBC released a creepy trailer for its new upcoming series Hannibal, a prequel of sorts to the series by Thomas Harris that included Silence of the Lambs and iconic serial killer Hannibal the Cannibal. The show features Hugh Dancy playing FBI Agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as the sadistic-yet-sophisticated cannibal, Dr. Lecter.
Mark Billingham, the award-winning creator of DI Tom Thorne, joined BBC Radio 4 to discuss his "Rule Book of Crime," delving through the radio archives to draw out what makes the greats of crime fiction so enduring and whether there's a formula for creating successful detective stories. In a preview article for Radio Times, Billingham discussed with makes him hurl a book across the room and why detectives should be flawed
Joining NPR's Fresh Air last week were Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, authors of Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.
Patricia Cornwell appeared on the Katie Couric show last week, the author's first TV interview since a federal court handed her a $50 million victory over financial mismanagement from her former advisors.