EMMA WATSON JOINS 'COLONIA': Emma Watson has signed on for a role in the upcoming period thriller Colonia. She will co-star with Daniel Bruhl as a young couple who become involved in the Chilean military coup in 1973. The project is being directed by Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger.
NAOMI CAMPBELL JOINS 'EMPIRE': Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been added to the cast of the upcoming hip-hop drama series Empire. She will be playing a recurring character who is having an affair with Hakeem -- the youngest son of Terrence Howard's character, Lucious Lyon. The show will be premiering midseason on Fox.
JESSE METCALFE JOINS 'DEAD RISING' MOVIE: Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe has been cast in the movie adaptation of the video game Dead Rising. Dead Rising: Watchtower will follow a similar premise as the games in dealing with the survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are trying to avoid the infection while investigating the cause of it. The movie co-stars Once Upon a Time's Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Haysbert.
LENA DUNHAM AGREES TO PAY OPENING ACTS ON BOOK TOUR: Lena Dunham took to Twitter on Monday (September 29th) to reveal that she has had a change of heart and decided to compensate the opening acts on her upcoming book tour. The performers were initially hired to work for free as reported by the New York Times until Gawker.com reported the facts and figures behind the tour which caught Dunham's attention. She wrote, "Some good points were raised and I've ensured that all opening acts will be compensated for their time, their labor and their talents." The Girls co-creator added, "The fact that Gawker pointed this out really proves Judd Apatow's saying that "a good note can come from anywhere."
'THE NICE GUYS' ADDS MATT BOMER: Matt Bomer has been added to the cast of the action drama The Nice Guys. He will star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe based on a script from Iron Man 3 writer, Shane Black. According to Deadline, the movie takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, and Gosling plays a detective hired by a gangster, Crowe, to find a missing girl. In the process, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy, and that is where Bomer's character comes in. Leftovers actress Margaret Qually will play the female lead.