VARIETY – “The Lincoln Lawyer” series has been renewed for Season 2 at Netflix.
The series adaptation of the book series by Michael Connelly debuted its first season back in May. The first season consisted of 10 episodes and was based on the book “The Brass Verdict.” Season 2 will also be 10 episodes and will be based on the book “The Fifth Witness.”
It was also announced that Dailyn Rodriguez will board the show in its second season in the role of co-showrunner and executive producer. She will run the show alongside Season 1 showrunner Ted Humphrey. Rodriguez’s past credits include serving as co-showrunner on the USA Network series “Queen of the South,” as well as writing for shows like “Fantasy Island” and “Lie to Me” at Fox and “The Glades” on A&E.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will reprise the role of Mickey Haller in Season 2, with Neve Campbell (Maggie McPherson), Becki Newton (Lorna), Jazz Raycole (Izzy), and Angus Sampson (Cisco) all returning as well along with other Season 1 cast members. In Season 1, Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.
“The Lincoln Lawyer” was developed by David E. Kelley and Humphrey. Both serve as executive producers on the series alongside Connelly, Rodriguez, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen, and Tana Jamieson. A+E Studios produces the series for Netflix.
Connelly’s original “The Lincoln Lawyer” novel, which came out in 2006, was adapted for the big screen in 2011.
VARIETY – Neve Campbell has signed on for a leading role in “The Lincoln Lawyer” series that was recently announced at Netflix.
She joins previously announced series Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who will star as Mickey Haller, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car.
Campbell will play Maggie McPherson. Maggie is Mickey’s first ex-wife, a passionately committed Deputy District Attorney known to colleagues as “Maggie McFierce” for her unwavering dedication to her job. Although frequent tensions (both professional and personal) erupt between Mickey and Maggie, underneath it all they still care very deeply for one another. They are also both intensely loyal and loving co-parents to their tween-age daughter, Hayley.
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VARIETY – Neve Campbell will reprise her role as the perpetually traumatized Sidney Prescott in a new “Scream” movie, Spyglass and Paramount Pictures announced on Thursday.
Campbell played the lead role of Sidney in the previous four “Scream” movies directed by the late Wes Craven, starting with the original in 1996. The new “Scream” film, which Spyglass and Paramount are characterizing as a “relaunch” of the meta-horror series, is being masterminded by the horror filmmaking group Radio Silence (“Ready or Not,” “V/H/S”), with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (“Zodiac,” “Murder Mystery”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not”).
According to a statement from Campbell, the new movie will return to the fictional setting of the original “Scream” movies, Woodsboro, Calif.
“After spending time speaking with Radio Silence, they have shown such love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven and all that he’s created in the ‘Scream’ franchise,” Campbell said in a statement. “I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
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Frank Coraci is directing the indie about a conservative talk radio host whose life is changed by the arrival of his 16-year-old niece.
Steve Coogan, Neve Campbell and Taylor Russell will star in Frank Coraci’s indie film Hot Air.
The project, which will start shooting in New York on July 24, follows a conservative talk radio host who finds his world turned upside down when his 16-year-old niece comes crashing into his life. What follows is a relationship that will change both their lives.
Aimee Keen, Coraci and Susan Leber are producing the project. Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve, Coogan, Will Reichel, Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will serve as executive producers on the film. Great Point Media is fully financing the film, and representing the film internationally. ICM Partners and CAA are co-representing the domestic rights.
“I am so excited to reteam with Steve Coogan to make a film that comments on the state of our media through such an emotionally riveting story. I can’t wait to bring Will Reichel’s compelling script to life with this incredible cast,” said Coraci.
Coogan and Coraci previously worked together on the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days. Coogan will next be seen in the romantic drama Irreplaceable You with Christopher Walken and Michiel Huisman and Stan and Ollie opposite John C. Reilly. His recent credits include Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply and voice work in Despicable Me 3, which is currently in theaters. Coogan is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.
Campbell can be seen as a series regular on Netflix’s House of Cards and will soon be seen with Dwayne Johnson in Legendary’s 3D action thriller Skyscraper for director Rawson Marshall Thurber. She is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Russell, who is currently shooting Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series Lost in Space, is repped by UTA, Thruline Entertainment, PLAY and Lichter Grossman.
Coraci’s notable credits include Netflix’s The Ridiculous 6, Warner Bros.’ Blended, Columbia Pictures’ Click and New Line’s The Wedding Singer. Coraci is repped by ICM Partners, MGMT Entertainment and Sloane Offer.
EXCLUSIVE: Neve Campbell has signed on to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper, Legendary’s 3D action thriller written and to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Universal already has staked out a July 13, 2018, release date. Production starts in August.
Johnson stars as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building above the fire line.
The movie reteams Thurber and Johnson, whose New Line comedy Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart grossed $217 million globally last summer.
Producers are Beau Flynn via his FlynnPictureCo, Johnson via his Seven Bucks Productions and Thurber. Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are executive producing, and Wendy Jacobson is co-producing.
Campbell, now a series regular on Netflix’s hit House of Cards, is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorney Jeff Bernstein.