EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners’ Sigourney Weaver-Kevin Kline feature reteam The Good House has added six castmembers including Deadpool franchise’s Morena Baccarin and Rob Delaney, as well as Vacation‘s Beverly D’Angelo, David Rasche, Rebecca Henderson and Molly Brown.
The pic, already shooting in Canada, is directed by Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky, based on a script they co-wrote adapted from the Ann Leary novel . The Good House follows Hildy Good Weaver, a wry New England reor and descendant of the Salem witches who loves her wine and loves her secrets. Her compartmentalized life starts to unravel as she rekindles an old romance and becomes dangerously entwined in one person's reckless behavior.
Baccarin will play Rebecca McAllister, a beautiful, luminous woman in an unhappy marriage. She's distractible, emotional, with an air of danger around her. Baccarin just wrapped back to back films Waldo opposite Charlie Hunnam and Greenland opposite Gerard Butler. She’s starred in such TV series as V, Gotham and Homeland, the latter on which she received a best supporting actress Emmy nomination. Baccarin is repped by UTA and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.
Delaney plays Peter Newbold, a handsome and astute psychiatrist in his 40s who grew up in Wendover but now feels trapped there and his restlessness leads him to stray from his marriage. Delaney is repped by UTA, Avalon Management and Goodman Schenkman. The stand-up comedian is the co-creator and co-star of the Channel 4/Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe. In 2016, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy alongside his co-creator Sharon Horgan in the Outstanding Writing for Comedy Series category. He’s also starred in such movies as The Hustle, Hobbs & Shaw, upcoming Bombshell, Tom & Jerry and Last Christmas.
D'Angelo will portray the loud, gregarious best friend to Weaver’s character. D’Angelo, renowned for the Vacation franchise, can be seen recurring on the Netflix series, Insatiable. She also starred in USA’s series Shooter and HBO’s Entourage. She is repped by Innovative Artists and Link Entertainment.
Rasche will play Scott, a posh, good-natured antiques dealer. He left Hildy after coming out as gay but they share an affectionate bond, and he's the loving father to their two daughters. Rasche starred in In the Loop, Burn After Reading, Men in Black 3, Kill Your Darlings and Tribeca- and Deauville Film Festival-winning film Swallow. He is repped by Innovative Artists, Liebman Entertainment, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
Henderson portrays Tess Good, Hildy's eldest daughter and mother of Hildy's grandson. Her credits include Mistress America and HBO’s Westworld and Netflix’s Russian Doll. She is represented by Framework Entertainment.
Brown will play Emily Good, Hildy's youngest daughter, who lives in New York and is trying to make a living as an artist. She is represented by Nicolosi & Co. Credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and High Maintenance.
Billy Porter, Morena Baccarin, Jenna Elfman, Gillian Jacobs and Chris Meloni are among the actors set in the first round of casting for The Twilight Zone's second season.
CBS All Access has unveiled a slew of names for the return to the anthology series, which airs later this year on the streaming service.
Style blogger Tavi Gevinson also appears with Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata.
Separately, Jordan Peele, who exec produces and narrates the show will write an episode for the second season. The Get Out writer and director Peele will write the episode Downtime, which features Baccarin, Domingo and Hale.
Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access, revealed the news during the CBS All Access executive session at the Winter TCA.
The CBS All Access series is a modern reimagining of Rod Serling's original, which aired from 1959-64 on CBS. The first season featured actors including Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris O'Dowd, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott and Alison Tolman.
The drama is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg's Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg.
Win Rosenfeld is writing The Who of You, featuring Sunjata, Embry and Porter; Alex Rubens is writing A Human Face featuring Elfman, Meloni and Gevinson; Glen Morgan is writing 8 featuring McHale; Heather Anne Campbell is writing Among The Untrodden with Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy; Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini are writing Meet in the Middle featuring Simpson and Jacobs.
Comedian Jo Koy is about to bring his brand of funny to the big screen. Deadline has confirmed that Amblin Partners and Dan Lin’s Rideback are set to collaborate on Easter Sunday, a comedy inspired by the Filipino stand-up’s life experiences.
The film, which will be very much a Filipino narrative written by Ken Cheng, will be set around a family gathering to on the high holy holiday of Easter. Amblin Partners’ Holly Bario will oversee production while Lin and Jonathan Eirich are set to produce. Koy said in a statement that is a “dream come true” for him to work with Amblin and is honored to “have them help bring my personal stories to the big screen.”
Koy will serve as executive producer alongside Joe Meloche and Rideback's Nick Reynolds. Cheng will also serve as EP alongside She Hulk‘s Jessica Gao and Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang.
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Deadline has also learned this is the first title of Cheng, Gao and Yang’s newly-created Crab Club, Inc. production banner, which was launched under the mentorship of Lin. The idea for the company started when the three of them, along with friends would meet for monthly crab dinners. Yang told Deadline that they would always be talking about their projects and give notes to each other. From there, they figured they can do a lot more as a team and that’s when Crab Club, Inc. was formed. Lin brought them Easter Sunday and they were almost immediately on board for Koy’s passion project.
“It was the perfect project to kick-off ‘the club’,” adds Yang. It’ a very impactful, authentic story about his story as a Filipino.”
“And it’s accessible to mainstream entertainment,” Keng chimes in. “We want to help usher in these projects from new voices from the position we are in. We want to bring other diverse points of view to TV and features.”
The news comes shortly after Deadline exclusively reported that Bound Entertainment is currently developing a project based on Benjamin Wallace's New York Magazine “Chateau Suckers” article. Yang is set to play the lead Cheng is adapting and executive producing. The article chronicles the twisty, stranger-than-fiction exploits of notorious wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan also the subject of the 2016 documentary Sour Grapes, who was convicted in 2013 in the largest case of wine fraud prosecuted in American history.
Universal Pictures will release Easter Sunday on the domestic side and will share international distribution rights with Amblin Partners.