Casting News Round Up Featuring - Angela Bassett, Ashley Madekwe, T.I & One More

1 - Angela Bassett has joined that cast of Millennium Films' thriller Survivor, co-starring alongside Milla Jovovich, Emma Thompson, and Pierce Brosnan, in the James McTeigue-directed project, from a script penned by Bill Shelby, to be produced by Charles Winkler and Irwin Winkler.

The film follows an American embassy employee in London, whose job is to prevent terrorists from entering the USA, framed for crimes she didn't commit, and who has to go on the run as she tries to clear her name, while also, by the way, stopping a planned New York City terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve.

The woman will be played by (sorry, not Angela Basset) Milla Jovovich.

No word on Bassett's role yet.

But this is such an overdone premise. However, I like the cast.


2 - Your boy T.I. has booked a multiple-episode recurring role on the upcoming third season of Showtime's Don Cheadle series, House Of Lies.

T.I. will play a character named who co-owns a clothing company (along with Mekhi Phifer, whose casting was previously announced), who hires Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand the business.

Production on season three is currently underway, for a January 2014 premiere.


3 - Ashley Madekwe of Revenge fame, has landed a role in WGN's first original scripted series, Salem, from Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Fox21.

Salem is set in the 17th century, in Massachusetts, and will focus on the infamous Salem witch trials (subject matter that will also be tackled in the upcoming 3rd season of American Horror Story).

Madekwe will play Tituba, the slave belonging to Salem’s most powerful witch, Mary Sibley. Tituba is described as "exotic and mysterious" and was one of the first to be accused of practicing witchcraft during the Salem witch trials which took place in 1692.

Witches are suddenly in vogue on TV.


Star of the stage, and Tony Award nominee (for her performance in Memphis) Montego Glover, has booked a recurring role on Fox's The Following.

She will play an FBI analyst in the upcoming second season of the hit series.

The Following, which stars Kevin Bacon, and which premiered on Fox on January 21, 2013, follows an FBI agent trying to catch a serial killer and his murderous cult.

The series was created by Kevin Williamson and is jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

In the spring, Fox renewed the series for a second season to air in 2014.

Glover won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Felicia Farrell in Memphis, a Broadway show that's rumored to be getting big screen treatment.

Her TV credits include Hostages, Smash, The Good Wife, White Collar, and more.

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