Newcomer Richie Merritt Lands Title Role In ‘White Boy Rick’ Opposite Matthew McConaughey

Richie Merritt, a newcomer from Baltimore, MD, has landed the title role opposite Matthew McConaughey in the biopic about the youngest informant in FBI history. (VAR)

Peter Fonda Joins Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Series

Acting legend Peter Fonda is set for a key role opposite Abbie Cornish and John Krasinski in the straight-to-series drama Jack Ryan for Amazon Studios. (DAR)

Jared Leto Circling ‘Tron’ Reboot At Disney

After cancelling a third installment in the sci-fi franchise in 2015, Disney is exploring the idea of a movie that would act as a Leto vehicle.  (THR)

Cara Delevingne And Jaden Smith On For ‘Life In A Year’

Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith are on board to star in Life In A Year. The film, which has a script by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, has Mitja Okorn attached to direct. (EMP)

Augusto Aguilera Joins Hunt For ‘The Predator’

Augusto Aguilera has landed the final main role in 20th Century Fox’s reboot The Predator, which Shane Black is directing from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker. (DH)

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Casts Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams will be shooting off into that galaxy far, far away, joining a fantastic cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover. (SF)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quits ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t return to host NBC’s reality competition if it returns for another season. (TVL)

‘The Passage’: Production On Fox Vampire Drama Pilot Postponed Until Summer

Fox has pushed The Passage, its high-profile drama pilot from Liz Heldens, Matt Reeves, Scott Free and 20th Century Fox TV, until after pilot season. (DH)

First Look: ‘Mary Poppins’

Disney has just released a dazzling first look at Mary Poppins Returns, the forthcoming sequel in which the titular nanny is played by the correspondingly magical Emily Blunt. (EW)

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