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Casting news: Emma Roberts joins supernatural comedy, CW recasts Dead Inside, Gully gets leads

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Mar 9, 2018

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives, and what a day it's been in casting news. Let's take a look.

Emma Roberts (Scream Queens, American Horror Story) has joined Anya’s Ghost, a supernatural comedy based on the graphic novel by Vera Brosgol first published in 2011. The film will be directed by Dan Mazer and the script is by Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls).

According to Deadline, Roberts will play Emily, a ghost rescued and befriended by teenaged Anya. However, the new friendship has unexpected consequences. No word yet on who will play 16-year-old Anya, but Roberts (pictured above) as a ghost buddy already sounds like something we're interested in.


Switching gears to television... Earlier this year, The CW picked up the pilot for a cop drama with a ghostly spin, Dead Inside. But now, they've recast their lead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lyndon Smith (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) has replaced Joey King (Fargo) for "creative reasons" after the table read for the pilot. Smith will play Emmy Gates, a cop who starts to see her brother's ghost after he is killed. The duo begins working together to solve crimes. The script is by Katie Lovejoy (Dracula), with Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) executive producing. So many ghosts in the news these days. Hope it's not a sign of the apocalypse.


Back over in the film world... Upcoming dystopian-set Gully has found its stars. The feature film debut of music video director Nabil Elderkin just added Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Mudbound, It Comes At Night), and Jacob Latimore (Detroit).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plummer, Harrison Jr., and Latimore will play "three disaffected teenagers" who each had difficult childhoods and are now running wild around a dystopian Los Angeles. Alice Eve (Before We Go) and Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) have also joined the cast, but no word on just who they'll be playing yet.

Excited for these projects? Let us know what you think about these casting decisions.


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