Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" First Reviews For 'Terminator Genisys' Suggest Franchise Didn't Need To Say "I'll Be Back" Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' Kit Harington & Dakota Fanning Replace Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska In 'Brimstone' The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances The Essentials: The 5 Best Colin Farrell Perfomances Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘The Western Book of the Dead,' How It Differs From Season 1 & More First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues First Listen: Here's Your 'True Detective' Season 2 Theme Song & The First Episode Music Cues The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes 'The Leftovers' Reboots For Season 2, Switches Setting And Makes Casting Changes The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Jay Baruchel Is A ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Thriller, Nick Cannon Back For 'Drumline 2' & More

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist February 7, 2014 at 10:23AM

Visibly more than his fellow Canadian collaborators, Jay Baruchel has retained his hometown adoration by selecting gigs set or filmed north of the border—“Cosmopolis”, “Goon”, and “Good Neighbors” to name a few—and now he’s set for a dual repeat with two projects in the works.
2
Jay Baruchel

Visibly more than his fellow Canadian collaborators, Jay Baruchel has retained his hometown adoration by selecting gigs set or filmed north of the border—“Cosmopolis”, “Goon”, and “Good Neighbors” to name a few—and now he’s set for a dual repeat with two projects in the works. Deadline reports Baruchel is locked as the lead in FX’s new comedy pilot “Man Seeking Woman," a hopeful new series based on writer Simon Rich’s book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth." The “This Is The End” actor will play a hopeless romantic who enters the brutal dating scene again following a break-up; production is set to begin in Toronto this spring with Jonathan Krisel directing a script from Rich.

Following that shoot, Baruchel is slated to return in June to his hometown of Montreal for a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Ten O’Clock People," which he will also produce. “Fright Night” and “Child’s Play” director Tom Holland wrote the script and will direct the tale of a smoker struggling to quit whose relapse triggers a new “They Live”-esque reality of monsters in authority positions. [THR]

If there was ever a screen presence to wholly dive into the role of “unhinged family black sheep," it’s Ben Mendelsohn, and now the “Animal Kingdom” actor has two new relations to play off in a new TV drama from Netflix. Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardellini have joined the untitled, 13-episode show as the mother and daughter, respectively, of a close-knit clan whose lives are uprooted by the return of Mendelsohn’s character. Kyle Chandler also stars. The series comes from the creators of FX’s “Damages," Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, and should go before cameras soon as the rest of the cast fills up. [Deadline/THR]

The award-winning 2007 novel “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill is coming to the small screen via BET, and now the six-episode miniseries has added the pair of Lou Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr. to the mix. Following the arduous journey towards freedom of Aminata Diallo, a woman kidnapped in South Africa and enslaved in North Carolina, the six-hour event also stars Jane Alexander, Aunjanue Ellis, and Lyriq Bent, and plans to film this week in South Africa and later in Nova Scotia. [Variety]

Cinemax is currently enjoying a dose of pulpy crime thriller fun with “Banshee," and their new pilot, “Blanco” starring Shiloh Fernandez, hopes to hit audiences just as well. The Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed show will also star the new cast members Franka Potente (“Run Lola Run”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”), and Elizabeth Rodriguez in the tale of Ruben (Fernandez), an informant who plays both sides of the law to his advantage. [Deadline]

Speaking of which, “Lost” actor Dominic Monaghan and Michael Nyqvist are set to play partners in the upcoming show “100 Code," created by Bobby Moresco of “Crash” fame and based on author Ken Bruens’ novel “Merrick”. It centers around Monaghan’s NYPD detective Tommy Conley, who then travels to Stockholm to team up with Nyqvist’s character to investigate a series of bizarre murders. So, “True Detective” in the Land of the Midnight Sun? We’ll see soon enough, as filming starts this May in Sweden. [Deadline]

Nick Cannon will reprise his role as Devon Miles in the (long awaited?) "Drumline" sequel "Drumline: A New Beat." VH1 is backing the production that "will focus on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The new story will follow Dani Bolton, an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join—and revitalize—their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate Jayven and the school’s crosstown rivals." No word yet on when production begin or who will take on the lead role in the female centered followup. [THR]

Lastly, all-around excellent thesp David Strathairn will continue his TV run after Syfy’s cancelled “Alphas.” He’ll play a co-lead in ABC’s drama pilot “Clementine,” which follows the titular female criminal who pursues her origins after she’s target by a group of zealots convinced she’s evil incarnate. Her role has yet to be cast, but Strathairn will play Henry, her father, and most likely (and thankfully) ground the supernatural narrative to the best of his considerable abilities. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Man Seeking Woman, Jay Baruchel, The Ten O'Clock People, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lou Gossett Jr., The Book of Negroes, Blanco, Shiloh Fernandez, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Franka Potente, Dominic Monaghan, Michael Nyquist, 100 Code, David Strathairn, Clementine, Drumline: A New Beat, Nick Cannon


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates