Bullock joining new Gervais comedy
Sandra Bullock has reportedly signed on to feature in the new Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comedy Life’s Too Short for the BBC. Bullock will join the cast that already includes the likes of Johnny Depp and Sting as guest stars.
Modern Family recasting Lily
Modern Family execs are looking to recast the role of Lily, the adopted daughter of Mitchel (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet). The character was played in the first two seasons by a pair of twins.
Sopranos actress to guest on Drop Dead Diva
Former Sopranos actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler will join the cast of Drop Dead Diva for its third season finale. Producers say they have written the role purposely for Sigler.
Glee to scale back music
Glee’s executive producer Brad Falchuk says they are planning to scale back the amount of music in the drama series and concentrate more on character relationships in the third season. “We’re really focusing a lot more on larger story arcs and less about romantic relationships and more on character relationships, outside forces pushing inward on the glee club,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Leonardo da Vinci series in the works
American network Starz is reportedly working on a new series centring on Leonardo da Vinci. The project will focus on the artist’s early days and will be written by Blade: Trinity director David S. Goyer.