Wednesday’s “McKellen and Stewart return as X-Men, another Jeffrey Archer adaptation and Julian Fellowes goes US” news


Film casting

  • Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult all returning for next X-Men movie
  • Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown join Violet Town
  • Cate Blanchett to play stepmother in Cinderella


  • Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon and Jordi Molla to star in Ridley Scott’s Jaguar short film Desire

Canadian TV



US TV casting

New US TV shows

  • Julian Fellowes to write period drama The Gilded Cage for NBC
  • AMC orders period spy drama Turn and 1980s computer drama Halt & Catch Fire

New US TV show casting


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    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.