's Bryan Singer is directing the TV movie/pilot for a remake of The Munsters
called Mockingbird Lane
, named after the street on which the family of fright lived in the original show. The project was written by Pushing Daisies
creator Bryan Fuller and features a cast that includes Jerry O'Connell as Herman, Ellen DeGeneres' wife Portia DeRossi as Lily and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. Glee
vet Cheyenne Jackson will play a scoutmaster to Eddie Munster who falls for Lily. Wow, a gay actor playing a scout master? This country is going to hell in a Judith Leiber handbag. Bridesmaids
cast member Rebel Wilson attends another wedding in A Few Best Men
. Waiting for U.S. distribution, the project comes from The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
director Stephan Elliot. It's the story of a groom who takes his three best men to the Australian outback for rural nuptials, and was written by Death At A Funeral
scripter Dean Craig. Joining Wilson in the comedy are Olivia Newton-John and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
s Xavier Samuel.
The Lifetime cable channel has picked up Desperate Housewives
creator Marc Cherry's new series titled Devious Maids
. ABC passed on the pilot, which features All My Children
legend Susan Lucci, Ugly Betty
vet Ana Ortiz and Melrose Place
heartthrob Grant Show. The series comes from Brothers & Sisters
creator Greg Berlanti and features Sigourney Weaver as a former first lady who is now Secretary of State.
A legend of a higher caliber, Vanessa Redgrave, will play a lesbian Supreme Court judge in the USA network's new series Political Animals,
which debuts July 15. Redgrave's costar from Letters to Juliet
and her real-life husband, Franco Nero, joins J. Edgar
's Leonardo DiCaprio and out actor Dennis Christopher in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
. The story of a bounty hunter, Christoph Waltz, who partners with an escaped slave, Jamie Foxx, will be released Christmas Day.
If you lusted after nearly naked Brenton Thwaites in the recent telefilm Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
, you'll get to see more of him when he costars with Angelina Jolie in the film Maleficent
. Following the recent trend of Snow White
revamps, this film takes a new look at Sleeping Beauty
and stars Elle Fanning, Kaboom
's Juno Temple with Harry Potter
vets Miranda Richardson and Imelda Staunton. Avatar
production designer Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut on the project for Alice in Wonderland
producer Joe Roth.
Angelina's papa, Jon Voight, will join The L Word
's Katherine Moennig, One Tree Hill
's Austin Nichols, and Liev Schreiber in the new Showtime series Ray Donovan
. The show, which follows a professional fixer for the rich and famous, comes from Southland
creator Ann Biderman. Magic Mike
cast member Alex Pettyfer costars with Oprah Winfrey, Iron Man
's Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. in director Lee Daniels' The Butler
. The drama centers on the life of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of three decades. Other top stars in the cast include Liam Neeson as Lyndon Johnson, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy and John Cusack as Richard Nixon. Yes, you read that right, John Cusack as Tricky Dick.