The Wrap | “Ready or Not” actress Samara Weaving has closed a deal to play Scarlett in Paramount’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes,” Paramount announced on Monday. Japanese actor Takehiro Hira has also closed a deal to star as the main villain in the film as well.
“Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding is set to play Snake Eyes, “Warrior” headliner Andrew Koji is playing Storm Shadow, and “Money Heist” breakout star Úrsula Corberó has closed a deal to play the Baroness.
“Snake Eyes,” the third live-action film based on the “G.I. Joe” toy line, will focus on the origins of the fan-favorite character known for his masked face, black commando uniform and ninja training. Robert Schwentke, the director of “Red” and “R.I.P.D.,” is set to direct “Snake Eyes” for Paramount and Skydance. The film will be released on Oct. 16, 2020.
“Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the screenplay, and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner are producing. Jeff Waxman is executive producing. Hasbro and Skydance are co-producing, while MGM is co-financing.
The story centers on Snake Eyes’ origins where he tries to become a member of the Arashikage Clan, a ninja clan based in Japan. According to “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide,” the Arashikage worked as shadowy assassins for generations, using deception to earn their keep as ninjas, as well as developing a reputation for being able to perform impossible tasks.
Weaving will next star in Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood,” and her recent credits include “Ready or Not,” “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” and “Guns Akimbo.”
Deadline | Dylan McDermott, Samara Weaving, Jim Parsons, Maude Apatow, Joe Mantello, Laura Harrier and Jake Picking have joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix limited drama series Hollywood. They join previously announced Jeremy Pope, Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Patti LuPone and Holland Taylor.
Few details are known about the series, which Murphy calls “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” It is believed to be set in the 1940s and centers on three lead characters — played by Pope, Criss and Corenswet.
McDermott will play Ernie; Weaving will portray Claire; Parsons will play Henry Wilson; Apatow will portray Henrietta; Mantello will play Dick; Harrier will play Camille; and Picking will play actor Rock Hudson.
Murphy co-created the series with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan. Principal photography got underway this summer, with Pope, Criss and Corenswet all exec producing in addition to starring.
Hollywood is Murphy’s third show for Netflix following The Politician and Ratched, and the first under his mega overall deal with the streamer.
This marks Murphy’s latest collaboration with McDermott who starred in the very first installment of FX’s American Horror Story and can be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician, which premieres today on Netflix. He’s repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
Weaving can be seen as the lead in Fox Searchlight’s thriller Ready or Not, and she also stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe in action comedy Guns Akimbo, which recently made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Weaving recently wrapped Bill and Ted Face the Music, the threequel to the cult franchise. She’s repped by Untitled, WME, Shannahan in Australia and attorney Tara Kole at Gang Tyre.
Parsons co-starred in Murphy’s HBO movie The Normal Heart, earning an Emmy nomination. The The Big Bang Theory alum also is reprising his role from Murphy’s Broadway production of The Boys In the Band in Murphy’s Netflix film adaptation. Parsons, who recently teamed with fellow Big Bang star Mayim Bialik on multi-camera comedy series Carla at Fox and is producing Quibi comedy The Monarchy Is Going to S***, is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Two-time Tony winner Mantello recently directed Murphy’s Tony winner The Boys in the Band and the subsequent film version set to be released on Netflix in 2020. A major Broadway director whose acting breakthrough came in the original, landmark production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Mantello’s stage directing credits include the recent Hillary and Clinton, Three Tall Women and the long-running blockbuster Wicked. He’s set to direct Scott Rudin’s 2020 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett. Hollywood marks Mantello’s return to TV following roles in Dick Wolf’s original Law & Order series and Murphy’s The Normal Heart. He’s repped by CAA.
Apatow, who plays Lexi in HBO’s Euphoria, will next be seen in Universal’s untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson comedy feature. She’s repped by UTA and Mosaic.
Harrier appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and most recently in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. She will next be seen in features The Starling and BIOS. Harrier is repped by ICM Partners, Soffer/Namoff Entertainment and Peikoff Mahan.
Picking will next be seen as Harvard in Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick alongside Tom Cruise and directed by Joe Kosinski. His other credits include Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Blockers and Only the Brave. Additionally, he has appeared in Patriot’s Day, Goat and Dirty Grandpa. Picking is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.
Louis Vuitton just released their Pre-fall 2019 lookbook, and it includes our very own Samara modelling one of the pieces! The lookbook was shot by Collier Schorr, and gives us a stunning new photo of Samara. On their official instagram, the label has the following to say about the new lookbook: “@NicolasGhesquiere invited a cast of friends who reflect the eclecticism of the female identity to embody #LouisVuitton’s new Women’s Collection, available in stores in May”. Below you can read more about the collection, and you can find the beautiful new photo in our galleries!
Louis Vuitton has unveiled its Pre-Fall 2019 lookbook. Shot by frequent collaborator Collier Schorr, the star-heavy lookbook features actors, musicians, and models, including Chloë Grace Moretz, Léa Seydoux, Ruth Negga, Indya Moore, Kelela, and more, and has been made to resemble actors’ composite cards. The outerwear is the highlight of this print-heavy collection. Though hard to wear, we can see the sequin floral overcoat becoming your new favorite piece, while the oversized pea coat is a safe choice for some everyday luxury. (Source)
Bauer’s TV WEEK is using its latest issue to celebrate women, with the release of its inaugural list of Next Gen Women of Australian television.
The 13-page feature story showcases 37 women who are leading in their field within the Australian television industry. From actresses to writers, producers to reality stars, these women epitomise the modern face of Australian entertainment.
Curated by TV WEEK Editor Thomas Woodgate, the feature is a ‘who’s who’ of the next generation of women changing the face of Australian television.
This year’s list features an array of incredible talent including Picnic at Hanging Rock star Samara Weaving, LA based actress Eliza Scanlen of HBO series Sharp Objects, co-writer and lead actress of Top End Wedding, Miranda Tapsell, and comedian Hannah Gadsby.
The feature follows Screen Australia’s recent update to their 2015 Gender Matters initiatives promise; Australians are now seeing women occupy at least 50 per cent of creative roles in Australia.
Woodgate commented: “We are very excited to share this incredible group of women with our readers. Australia’s amazing young talent are not only doing us proud on the international stage, but also in our own backyard.
“TV WEEK is a passionate supporter of diversity in entertainment, and it’s wonderful to see such a creative group of game changing women leading the charge in this industry. This is the first time we’ve created this special and we hope we to continue it in years to come.” (Read full list at the source)
Showtime shared a video of Samara answering questions from fans earlier tonight, on the set of her television show SMILF! The second season of the show premieres Sunday, January 20, 2019, so make sure you’re all caught up on the first season by then if you haven’t seen it yet. You can watch the new clip of Samara below, and find screencaps in our gallery!
Showtime: Samara Weaving answers some Aussie based questions from fans. Catch up on SMILF Season 1 now! SMILF Season 2 premieres Sunday, January 20, 2019!
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