The hottest new hometown on television, "Ravenswood," has gotten exponentially hotter as of this week—not to mention that it also now has much, much more fabulous hair.
Deadline reports that Britne Oldford, along with her glorious gravity-defying curls, has joined the cast of the "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off as a series regular.
Britne was most recently seen on "American Horror Story" as the surprise victim of an alien abduction (or was she?!), and before that, on MTV's "Skins." On "Ravenswood," she'll play Remy—a clique-defying free agent who'll spend her screen time digging for the truth about the mysterious, ancient curse that overshadows the five main characters.
Pssssst! Yo, froshies: If you want the top bunk at bloodsucking school, you'd better speak up now. The dorms at St. Vladimir's, the "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" elite educational institution for the befanged, are rapidly filling up, with a whopping four new casting announcements on the wire.
Deadline reports that Sami Gayle, Cameron Monaghan, Ashley Charles and Claire Foy have all joined the film, rounding out the cast in several key roles.
Producers of the highly anticipated film version of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" are keeping the casting of their leading man all in the family...so to speak. Ansel Elgort—who plays Shailene Woodley's brother in her other YA-adapted project, "Divergent"—has been offered the role of her love interest, Augustus Waters, in the drama about two cancer patients who fall in love in support group. (This all according to Entertainment Weekly).
Now, before you raise an eyebrow, the people in charge say it's all good.
"We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus," producer Wyck Godfrey told EW. "His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in 'Divergent' with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of 'Fault' will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does–slowly, and then all at once."
He might be the King in the North right now, but Richard Madden clearly doesn't mind taking a step down the royal ladder; the "Game of Thrones" actor has just snagged his first big feature-film gig in Disney's live-action "Cinderella" as the charming Prince...um, Charming.
Richard will star opposite Lily James, who plays the titular character, in a role that offers quite the change from his current kingly responsibilities of trudging around in a filthy woolen cloak and battling the Lannister armies and lopping off the heads of the traitors in his own camp (but then feeling really bad about it afterward). In fact, Richard might not even have to wield a broadsword in this film at all; traditionally, Prince Charming's entire purpose in the Cinderella story is mostly to sit around being handsome and desirable and generally lusted after by all the kingdom's single ladies. But has his battlefield experience on "Game of Thrones" adequately prepared him for the far more arduous task of looking royally delicious for hours on end? I don't know, you guys. We'd better examine the evidence.
"Ravenswood" is quickly becoming the hottest zip code in the state of Pennsylvania. The "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off has added yet another cast member: "Kyle XY" actress Merritt Patterson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Merritt will play Tess, former best friend to Olivia (played by Elizabeth Whitson), who as luck would have it, is not part of the curse around which the series' plot centers. She'll make her debut in the premiere episode airing after the "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween special.
It seems it's not just Marnie who is nursing a broken heart after Charlie's (Christopher Abbott) departure from "Girls."
Allison Williams is opening up about having to bid her on-screen boyfriend adieu after spending two seasons falling in and out of love with the adorable internet mogul.
She told TVLine that Christopher's departure has had "a huge effect on our show and Marnie specifically." That makes sense given how important a role Charlie played as Marnie's on-again, off-again beau. While the couple seemed poised to make it work during the show’s second season finale, after lots of breakups and makeups, Allison noted, "it’s almost as if we skipped her third season and have gone on to single Marnie."
And just like that, the Ravenswood population sign needs an update.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that "L.A. Complex" actor Brett Dier and model Elizabeth Whitson have joined the ABC Family series, a spin-off of the network's hit "Pretty Little Liars."
The two will play twins Abel and Olivia: the former, a "lone wolf and old soul" who's slow to trust; the latter, a "prom queen who's fallen from grace" and lost most of her friends. Brett and Elizabeth join previously announced star Tyler Blackburn, whose character Caleb is making the move from Rosewood to Ravenswood during the "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween special. (No word yet on what Caleb's relocation will mean for his relationship with Hanna...)
We're beginning to think Bella Thorne better look into hiring a personal assistant (if she doesn't have one already), because girl keeps racking up the responsibilities. Just days after it was announced the Disney star had inked a multi-book deal with Random House comes news (via Deadline) that Bella has landed a role in the film "Blended."
The romantic comedy re-teams Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as two single parents who end up on a nightmare blind date at a family resort—with their kids in tow. Bella will play Adam's daughter. The film is due in theaters May 23, 2014.
It's been more than a month since "Secret Life of the American Teenager" star Shailene Woodley was cast as Hazel Lancaster in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars"—and with not one peep as to who would play her swoon-worthy love interest, Augustus Waters... That is, until now.
Variety reports that five young actors comprise the shortlist for the highly coveted role of Hazel's fellow cancer support group member. Those men are: Brenton Thwaites, Nat Wolff, Nick Robinson, Noah Silver and Ansel Elgort. All five are relative newcomers to the film industry, and according to the report, none is considered a front-runner at this point.
The role of Augustus is a meaty one, to be sure, one requiring a level of depth and sensitivity not often inherent in a teenage boy. With that in mind, let's take a look at the contenders:
After destroying demons in August's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," star Lily Collins may just turn her steely gaze to the walking dead.
Variety reports that Lily is in talks for the lead role of heroine Elizabeth Bennett in the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's monster mash-up "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
The film's been through a number of iterations since it was optioned by Lionsgate way back in December 2009, with Natalie Portman slated to star and David O. Russell directing. Burr Steers ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") will now helm the project.