's Sarah Hyland is keeping it in the family when she joins real-life boyfriend Matt Prokop in the comedy Struck By Lightning
. Written by Glee
's Chris Colfer, the story backtracks as Colfer's character explains how he blackmailed fellow students into writing for his literary magazine. For his first produced screenplay, he landed director Brian Dannelly (Saved
) and a top-notch cast. The movie features Bridesmaids
' Rebel Wilson, Mad Men
's Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Allison Janney and Desperate Housewives'
Polly Bergen. There is so much positive buzz about the project that it will be the closing night gala feature of Outfest on July 22.
Hyland's uncle from Modern Family
, Eric Stonestreet, joins Star Trek
's John Cho and Melissa McCarthy in director Seth Gordon's comedy Identity Thief
. The screenplay details the challenges of a man who encounters the woman who stole his identity. Jason Bateman costars with Iron Man
's John Favreau, Amanda Peet and American Horror Story
's Morris Chestnut.
Richard Chamberlain, who many remember as a priest in the miniseries The ThornBirds
, dons the robes once again in a new stage version of The Exorcist
. The play made its world premiere July 3 at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse, running through Aug. 12. Moonrise Kingdom
's Tilda Swinton joins The Avengers
' Chris Evans and Jamie Bell in a film version of Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand's graphic novel Snowpiercer
. The story is about a post-apocalyptic world covered in snow and ice, and focuses on a group of survivors living on a train. Rounding out the cast are Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and The Borgias
' Luke Pasqualino for The Host
director Joon-Ho Bong. Reno 911
vets Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have reunited to write, co-direct and star in the supernatural comedy Hell Baby
. The Darko Entertainment film costars GCB
vet Leslie Bibb, Rob Corddry and Reaper
's Michael Ian Black. The premise has a couple with a demonic baby calling for the services of the Vatican's Elite Possession Response team.
Queen Latifah joins Phylicia Rashad and her daughter Condola Rashad in the Lifetime Movie Channel's upcoming remake of Steel Magnolias
. Harry Potter
vet Alan Rickman teams with Burlesque
star Stanley Tucci in the upcoming remake of the Shirley MacLaine film Gambit
director Michael Hoffman. The film details a disgruntled art curator's plan to take revenge on his abusive boss by convincing him to buy a forged Monet painting. I guess that's what's called 'revenge' to museum nerds. Also in the cast are Cameron Diaz, A Single Man
's Colin Firth and Saving Hope
star Cloris Leachman.American Gigolo
writer and director Paul Schrader will direct The Canyons
, a sexual thriller written by American Psycho
scripter Bret Easton Ellis starring Lindsay Lohan and straight porn star James Deen. Doctor Who
's Sophie Okonedo (Liz 10) joins Chad Allen and Janeane Garofalo in the gay grooms comedy For Better or For Worse
. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
star Brad Rowe directs the story of a gay wedding where friends and family seem determined to turn the special day into a disaster. Glee
vet Cheyenne Jackson, Ghostbuster
Dan Aykroyd and Rob Lowe have been added to the cast of HBO's Liberace film Behind the Candelabra
. Steven Soderbergh directs with Michael Douglas in the lead role and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson. The project is scheduled to debut on the cable channel next year.