Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Casting News - Kate Beckinsale to Star in 'Guilty Party'; Dylan Sprouse Joins 'Sex Lives of College Girls'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - December 16, 2020

HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls; NBC's Manifest; Paramount+'s Guilty Party; and Starz's Power Book II: Raising Kanan.

  • Mahira Kakkar and Ali Lopez-Sohaili have booked recurring roles on the drama's upcoming third season. Kakkar recently starred in the BBC One limited series A Suitable Boy. Lopez-Sohaili's guest credits include NBC's Law & Order: SVU and CBS' Instinct.
  • Kakkar will play Dr. Aria Gupta, a researcher working on a top secret study of the inexplicable phenomena surrounding Flight 828. Her path crosses with Ben Stone (Josh Dallas), whom she views as a valuable source of biological information.
  • Lopez-Sohaili will play Eagan Tehrani, a Flight 828 passenger who has stayed off the grid since returning. His photographic memory proves to be a major asset when he and Ben receive pieces of the same calling, but he'll also prove to be a formidable adversary for Ben.
  • Kate Beckinsale will play the lead role in the upcoming comedy created by Rebecca Addelman. She replaces Isla Fisher, who was originally cast in the role but has now exited over production circumstances. Beckinsale is best known for headlining the Underworld film franchise. In television, she starred in the Amazon limited series The Widow.
  • She will play Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching onto the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband - crimes she claims she didn't commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.
  • Dylan Sprouse will co-star on the upcoming comedy starring Pauline Chalamet. He previously starred for three seasons in Disney's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and three seasons in its spinoff The Suite Life on Deck. He is the twin brother of Riverdale star Cole Sprouse.
  • He will play Nico, a junior at Essex College.
  • Natalee Linez and Annabelle Zasowski have landed recurring roles on the upcoming Power spinoff starring Patina Miller and Mekai Curtis. Linez previously recurred on Freeform's Siren. Zasowski has recurred on HBO's Divorce.
  • Linez will play Jessica Figueroa, a sharp and ambitious 20-something who moves to South Jamaica, Queens from Baltimore. She is swept off her feet by Lou-Lou (Malcolm Mays) and his kind heart.
  • Zasowski will play Nicole Bingham, a rich Upper East Side prep school student. She catches Jukebox's (Hailey Kilgore) eye at a choir competition, sparking a romance that blossoms despite the girls' wildly different backgrounds.