Wednesday’s “Rufus Sewell projects, Shameless ends, Hulu acquires Braquo and more Great Expectations” news

Film

  • Ralph Fiennes to star in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone and Rufus Sewell to star in The Sea
  • Film4 launches iPad app

Theatre

UK TV

US TV

  • ABC Family cancels Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • PBS acquires The Paradise and The Lady Vanishes
  • Hulu acquires Braquo
  • Monday ratings: Revolution down slightly, Mob Doctor goes even lower, Gossip Girl down 43% on last year

US TV casting

New US TV shows

  • ABC buys Great Expectations soap
  • Fox acquires comedy Adulting from JJ Abrams…
  • …and Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey comedy Dirty Blondes

New US TV show casting

  • Clarke Peters joins AMC legal thriller, Thomas Wright joins The Bridge, Lauren Bittner joins The Secret Lives of Wives
  • Five joins Michael Bay’s The Last Ship
  • Madchen Amick joins Witches of East End