Monday’s “Alan Partridge trailer, Stephen Fry’s a superhero’s butler and BBC4 acquires more foreign shows” news

Film casting

  • Josh Lawson and Greg Kinnear join Anchorman 2
  • Theo James to star in Divergent with Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller
  • Max Irons to star in Posh


  • Trailer for Alan Partridge movie Alpha Papa



US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Stephen Fry joins CBS’s Super Clyde
  • Rainn Wilson to star in CBS’s Backstrom
  • Mike Castle to star in NBC’s Greg Daniels comedy
  • Amber Tamblyn to star CBS’s Anatomy of Violence
  • Tom Berenger off Fox’s Gang Related
  • Amanda Peet to star in HBO’s Togetherness
  • Alex Kapp Horner to star in Fox’s I Suck At Girls, Joshua Erenberg joins Rand Ravich drama…
  • …as do Michael Beach and James Lafferty, while Josh Zuckerman joins NBC’s I Am Victor
  • John Cho to guest on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow
  • Mike Colter joins CBS’s Surgeon General, James Earl and Rene Gube join TBS’s Ground Floor
  • Bruno Ganz to play the Pope in Showtime’s The Vatican