Ralph Fiennes and Jason Schwartzman have joined the ensemble of Wes Anderson’s upcoming “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The film also stars Bill Murray and Jude Law, with Anderson alumni Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, and Jeff Goldblum rumored to be involved.
Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut next spring as real-life reporter Mike McAlary in “Lucky Guy,” written by the late Nora Ephron. And “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has been cast in the iconic role of Holly Golightly for the upcoming Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
After stealing scenes in an episode of Ryan Murphy’s “Glee” last season, “White Collar” star Matt Bomer has booked a guest role as Andrew Rannells’ sexy ex-boyfriend on Murphy’s new NBC sitcom, “The New Normal.” Meanwhile, Ian McShane (“Deadwood”) has been added to the cast of Murphy’s FX drama series “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
James Franco, Glenn Close, and Brit Marling will co-star in “The Grace That Keeps This World,” a film adaptation of the novel of the same name.
Former model Christie Brinkley has been cast as as the wife of put-upon office doormat Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir) on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
Singer Michael Bolton will star as a fictional version of himself in “Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life,” a half-hour comedy in development at NBC.
Neve Campbell will appear in several upcoming episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” as one of Patrick Dempsey’s sisters. Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane is now the lead in the TNT pilot “The Last Ship,” executive produced by Michael Bay.
Paul Scheer (“The League,” NTSF:SD:SUV”) will appear in an episode of “Modern Family” as a Costco manager, while fellow comedian Molly Shannon is taking a more dramatic turn in at least one episode of the upcoming “Silence of the Lambs” prequel series “Hannibal.”