Ivan Banquero Joins "Shannara" Series

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Ivan Banquero Joins "Shannara" Series

Spanish actress Ivan Banquero ("Pan's Labyrinth") has joined the cast of the fantasy drama series "Shannara" on MTV. Based on the famed novels by Terry Brooks, filming begins next month in New Zealand.

Baquero will play Eretria, a human from the wrong side of the tracks who uses her wits to survive within the magic-endowed Shannara clan. “Smallville” show runners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will executive produce.

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Alexander Skarsgard, Jamie Dornan Tipped For "Fifty Shades of Grey"

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Alexander Skarsgard, Jamie Dornan Tipped For "Fifty Shades of Grey"

The sudden departure of Charlie Hunnam over the weekend from the film adaptation of erotic novel season "Fifty Shades of Grey" has left a casting gap to fill… and fast.

Hunnam left the project just several weeks before it was slated to begin filming, so a replacement will have to be inserted quicker than the producers and director Sam Taylor-Johnson are likely comfortable with.

As of now, the studio is revisiting previous candidates it clicked with. The first back-up ca ...


King Arthur Goes In "Excalibur"

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King Arthur Goes In "Excalibur"

ABC has begun development of "Excalibur," an action drama series which puts a contemporary spin on the King Arthur legend.

Scribe Jason Fuchs ("Ice Age: Continental Drift") and "Arrow" producer Greg Berlanti has scored a put pilot commitment from the network for the project which Fuchs will write.

In the series, a young Brooklyn man is saved by a beautiful stranger who reveals that he is the last living descendant of King Arthur.

He soon learns he is now at the center ...


Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan To Co-Star In "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell"

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Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan will co-star in The BBC's seven hour miniseries adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell". Toby Haynes helms the project which will shoot in Leeds, Montreal and Venice from next week.

Set in the early 1800s during the Napoleonic Wars, the story follows two very different magicians who emerge to change England's history. Marsan will star as Norrell, Carvel as his student Strange.

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Lee Daniels Makes Gay Action Hero

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Lee Daniels Makes Gay Action Hero

We've had action heroes of both genders and many races and ethnicities. Yet, one thing that hasn't really been done is an action movie with a gay male protagonist.

Lee Daniels, riding high off the critical and commercial success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," plans to change that. Daniels tells Out.com that he's set "Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer to play "one-half of a gay interracial action hero couple" for a film Daniels has in development.

Daniels calls it a "gay 'Mr. and M ...