Rumorville: Olivia Colman Is in Talks To Join Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ + More To Watch

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Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room.

“Secret Invasion”
Olivia Colman is becoming queen of the screen. First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner and this year’s Best Supporting Actress nominee for “The Father” may be heading to the Marvel Universe in the upcoming series “Secret Invasion.” Colman’s potential casting came a day before it was announced that “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke will join the series, marking her first Marvel project. “One Night in Miami” star Kingsley Ben-Adir was announced back in March and, according to Deadline, will play the series’ lead villain. Ben-Adir, Clarke, and hopefully Coleman will star opposite series’ leads Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, who reprise their MCU characters Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos, respectively. Kyle Bradstreet (“Mr. Robot”) will write and executive produce. A fall shoot in the U.K. and Europe is being planned. Marvel veteran CD Sarah Finn is the casting director.

“Bad Blood”
While on the Happy Sad Confused podcast on Thursday, Adam McKay confirmed he is still working on “Bad Blood,” a film based on faux-entrepreneur and founder-CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes, and it’s moving forward with a major star: Jennifer Lawrence. Legendary won the film rights back in 2016 to John Carreyrou’s book on the situation called “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.” Vanessa Taylor wrote the script and McKay (who has previously worked with Lawrence on the Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up”), Will Ferrell, and Kevin Messick will produce. This is the second project based on “The Dropout” podcast in the works, including a Hulu TV series created by Elizabeth Meriwether that will star Amanda Seyfried. A casting director has yet to be made public, but McKay typically works with Francine Maisler.

First reported by Deadline, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s Juvee Productions is working on the Hulu comedy series “Unf$?%ables.” Co-written by Jeremy Hsu and John Strauss, who serves as showrunner, the project is set in the world of dating, where two best friends are sitting uncomfortably at the bottom of the dating pool. Hsu will also co-executive produce with Strauss, Andrew Wang, and the JuVee banner with ABC Signature as the studio. No casting has been announced.

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