35-year-old Keira Knightley will no longer be starring in Apple TV+’s The Essex Serpent. The actor’s rep said in a statement that Knightley has exited the streaming service’s original series “due to family reasons” amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Joshua Jackson has joined Peacock’s Dr. Death series in the title role. Actor Jamie Dornan had originally been cast as Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the series based on the hit Wondery podcast of the same name, but due to production delays caused by the pandemic, Dornan can no longer make the filming requirements work for his schedule and NBCUniversal had to recast the role. Jackson was announced as the new star of Dr. Death on Monday.
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will bring Cleopatra back to the big screen once again. The two have teamed up with“Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writer Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” star and creator Larry David married girlfriend Ashley Underwood in a ceremony in Southern California last week. David and Underwood were introduced by actress Isla Fisher and her husband, actor Sacha Baron Cohen, at a birthday party for Cohen in 2017. Underwood was a producer of Cohen’s 2018 Showtime series “Who Is America?”
Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Williams, an attorney and the television host/executive producer of Revolt Black News, is the first black cast member in the history of the program. Williams, 37, will join returning cast members Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Sonja Morgan for Season 13 of the reality series. The news was confirmed by Bravo.