Wednesday’s “The Avengers’ new name, Smash up, Steven Volk’s Wired and a new Victor Garber show” news

Film

  • Tony Shalhoub and Bar Paly join Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain
  • Kristen Wiig joins action comedy
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg to star in Ryan Murphy’s One Hit Wonders
  • The Avengers retitled Avengers Assembled for the UK

Theatre

British TV

US TV

US TV pilots

  • Glee‘s Max Adler joins Last Resort
  • Victor Garber to star in Notorious, Charlie’s Angels Rachael Taylor joins 666 Park Avenue
  • Missi Pyle to co-star in Prodigy Bully
  • Suzy Nakkamura joins Go On, Linus Roache joins ABC’s Roland Emmerich project
  • Hollyoaks‘s Barry Sloane to star in Gotham
  • TV Land fast-tracking sitcom about twin brothers, one gay, one straight
  • My BoysJordana Spiro to star in Josh Berman medical drama
  • Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins joins Lady Friends, plus other pilot casting
  • The DescendantsNat Faxon to star is Ned Fox is My Fanny
  • Misfits producers working on sci-fi show Wired by Steven Volk and a paranormal show, The Dead Beat, from John Jackson for BBC America
  • Sucker Punch‘s Jamie Chung joins The Asset

Author

  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.