Greenlight: Syfy snags Nightflyers; Destroyer begins filming; Sheridan joins Dynasty
Park and Skarsgard join Rogen and Theron in dark comedy Flarsky
Randall Park (The Interview) and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) have signed on to star opposite Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) and Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde) in Jonathan Levine’s forthcoming dark comedy Flarsky. The film follows a journalist who ends up stalking the secretary of state, who happened to be his former babysitter. Sounds like a barrel of laughs, right? Skarsgard will don the role of the Prime Minister of Canada, while Park is said to play Rogen’s boss.
Kusama flick to begin filming; Kebbell, Whitford, and McNairy board the Destroyer
Scoot McNairy (Argo), Toby Kebbell (Gold) and Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods) have joined the cast of Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, a crime-thriller following an LAPD cop who finds himself caught up in a gangland feud. The pic, also starring Nicole Kidman (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and Sebastian Stan (The Martian), is set to begin filming this week in Los Angeles.
Let’s get jinky with it! Daphne and Velma are headed to the big screen
Zoinks! The Mystery Machine is getting an all-female outing. Blue Ribbon Content, a division of Warner Bros. Television, has cast Sarah Jeffery (Wayward Pines) and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) to play Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley, respectively. The live-action flick, titled Daphne and Velma, is set to be released next year and will follow their pre-Scooby Doo crime-solving hijinks.
Like it or not, we live in an age of dynasties; The CW casts Nicollette Sheridan
The CW’s reboot of Dynasty has lined up another addition to its cast, Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) will be playing Alexis Carrington, a role previously portrayed by Joan Collins. A modern interpretation of the primetime soap opera, the series follows the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys. The reimagining recently received a complete season pickup from the network, as it looks to boost its female audience following the departure of The Vampire Diaries.
Aliens and electronic zombies; Syfy picks up George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers
Nightflyers, an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 1980 sci-fi novella, has been greenlit over at Syfy. The story, set in Martin’s Thousand Worlds universe, follows the crew of a “haunted spaceship” who begin to mysteriously die one by one. Not enticed enough? Well, it also happens to feature electronic zombies, recreational warfare, and a primitive alien culture. The ten-episode first season, headed by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and Daniel Cerone (Constantine), “should debut” July next year on Syfy and Netflix.