Friday, August 7, 2020

Casting News - Selena Gomez to Star Opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short in 'Only Murders in the Building'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - August 7, 2020

AMC's Pantheon and Hulu's Only Murders in the Building.

  • Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Ron Livingston, Chris Diamantopoulos, Raza Jaffrey, Scoot McNairy, Anika Noni Rose, Grey Griffin, SungWon Cho, Kevin Durand, Samuel Roukin and Krystina Alabado have joined the voice cast of the upcoming animated drama created by Craig Silverstein. They join previously announced cast members Taylor Schilling, Paul Dano, Rosemarie DeWitt and Aaron Eckhart.
  • The first season focuses on Maddie (Chang), a bullied teen who receives mysterious help from someone online. The stranger is soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David (Kim), whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being: an "Uploaded Intelligence" or "UI," but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war.
  • Selena Gomez will play the female lead on the upcoming comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short. The casting marks her return to television acting after first rising to fame as the star of Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. She also stars in and executive produces the upcoming HBO Max reality series Selena + Chef.
  • The comedy follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.