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Casting: Lemmon, Hudgens, Janai, Williams

Casting Lemmon Hudgens Janai Williams

Sydney Lemmon (“Helstrom,” “Succession”) is set to play the mother of Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) and wife of Zac Efron’s character in the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s “Firestarter” for Blumhouse/Universal/Weed Road Pictures.

The story follows a young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. Gloria Reuben and Michael Greyeyes also star. [Source: Deadline]

My Little Pony The Movie
Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn and James Marsden will lead the voice cast of the Netflix film “My Little Pony: A New Generation” based on the popular children’s toy line. The film debuts on the service on September 24th. Ken Jeong, Elizabeth Perkins, Jane Krakowski, Phil LaMarr and Michael McKean also star. [Source: Variety]

House Party
Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Andrew Santino and Bill Bellamy have joined the cast of filmmaker Calmatic’s re-imagining of 1990 cult classic comedy “House Party” at New Line and HBO Max.

They join Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Tosin Cole, Karen Obilom and DC Young Fly, among others in the cast of the film about friends and their efforts to throw the party of the year. “Atlanta” duo Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori are writing the new version. [Source: THR]

Secret Headquarters
Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will star as the villain in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced high-concept family action feature “Secret Headquarters” at Paramount Pictures. Filming begins August 12th 2022.

Owen Wilson, Michael Pena, Walker Scobell, Momona Tamada, Keith L. Williams, Abby James Witherspoon and Kezii Curtis co-star in the film described as essentially “Home Alone in the Batcave”. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will direct and wrote the current draft along with Josh Koenigsberg. [Source: Deadline]

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