Have the networks run out of new episodes of your favorite shows? The writers strike has brought the current TV season to a standstill but thankfully you can still find performers from cancelled shows. Check out what some of them are doing!
Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) are the latest to join the cast of the upcoming G.I. Joe live-action movie. Wayans will play Ripcord, a leader of the military unit, while Gordon-Levitt’s role is currently unknown. Filming will begin in February and the movie hits theaters on August 7, 2009.
Antoni Corone (Oz) has signed on to Paul Greengrass’ Imperial Life in the Emerald City movie. He’ll be acting alongside Matt Damon (Project Greenlight) and Amy Ryan (The Wire, Kidnapped), and will play a colonel in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Production is currently underway in Spain.
Liza Lapira (Huff) has joined the cast of Repossession Mambo alongside Forest Whitaker (The Shield), Raoul Bhaneja (Runaway, The Dresden Files), Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh), and Jude Law. The movie revolves around a man who has bought an artificial heart on credit and struggles to make the payments.
Ashley Edner (Listen Up) has been cast in a supporting role in Foreign Exchange. As previously mentioned, the movie follows four high school seniors who take in foreign exchange students. It features Ryan Pinkston, Randy Wayne, and Tania Raymonde.
Nicole Randall Johnson (Significant Others) and Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains) have joined the cast of David Wain’s Little Big Men. The movie stars Paul Rudd (Friends) and Seann William Scott, and features Jane Lynch (Help Me Help You), Kerri Kenney (Still Standing), and Vincent Martella (Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide). The comedy film follows two energy drink reps (Rudd and Scott) who enroll in a Big Brother program.
Brooke Bloom (City of Angels) has joined the cast of Ken Kwapis’ He’s Just Not That Into You. The rest of the picture’s cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long (both from Ed), Jennifer Aniston (Friends), and Bradley Cooper (Alias, Jack & Bobby). It’s a movie that follows a number of characters and the way that they read and misread human behavior.
TV Guide has reported that Keri Russell (Felicity) will be playing the iconic superheroine, Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with the long-delayed live action movie. Russell will play the legendary Amazon Princess in an animated Wonder Woman made-for-DVD movie, set to be released early next year. Russell will soon begin filming the Bedtime Stories movie with Adam Sandler (The Cosby Show).
And finally, legendary TV mom Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) is currently filming a story arc on NBC’s Days of Our Lives soap opera. She’ll be speaking with an Irish accent and playing the supposedly dead great-aunt of Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney). Jones’ episodes are expected to air throughout the month of February. Stay tuned!