REPORT: DANIEL CRAIG IS IN AS BOND: Daniel Craig is definitely returning to the Bond franchise, according to a report in the New York Times that cites two sources close to the deal. He will play Bond for the fifth time in the just-announced 25th movie in the franchise, set for release November 8th, 2019. Craig has been vocal about his hesitation to take on the role again, at one point saying he’d rather “slit his wrists,” but later walking that statement back. It is unclear at this point if Spectre and Skyfalldirector Sam Mendes will helm the next film.
ABBI JACOBSON TO LEAD CAST FOR MATT GROENING COMEDY: Abbi Jacobson will lead the voice cast for Disenchantment, the Matt Groening (The Simpsons) comedy picked up for 20 episodes at Netflix. The show is expected to premiere in 2018. The series takes place in a crumbling medieval kingdom dubbed Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a boozy princess named Bean (Jacobsen), her elf pal Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Additional members of the voice cast include John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery.
JOHNNY DEPP’S RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE BULKS UP CAST: Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoey Deutch are joining Devon Terrell, Odessa Youngand Johnny Depp in the comedy-drama Richard Says Goodbye. The film, which follows the story of Richard (Depp), a college professor given a medical diagnosis that forces him to reconsider (and remake) his life, is currently in production in Vancouver.
ONE MISSISSIPPI TRAILER UNVEILED: Fans are getting their first look at Season 2 of Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi. The second season of the dark comedy picks up with Tig, her stepfather Bill (John Rothman) and her brother (Noah Harpster) living together in Mississippi and facing a maze of new beginnings and boundary issues. Season 2 premieres on September 8th on Amazon.
MY FRIEND DAHMER TRAILER DROPS: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s difficult high school years are examined in the first teaser for My Friend Dahmer. Disney Channel alum Ross Lynch stars as Dahmer. The biopic chronicles Dahmer’s early days leading up the mass murder of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. The film is written and directed by Marc Meyers and is based on John Derf Backderf’s graphic novel of the same name, an autobiographical take on his experience with Dahmer. The film is set for release in the fall.