‘Are You Sleeping’: Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer & More Join Apple Series

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Apple has assembled a star-studded cast for its Octavia Spencer series Are You Sleeping, from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and the scripted drama venture of Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.
Joining Spencer in the 10-epi…

Iqbal Theba Joins ‘Green Book’; Michael Beach Cast In ‘Foster Boy’; Peter Strauss Boards ‘Operation Finale’

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Glee alum Iqbal Theba has just been cast opposite Mahershala Ali in the Peter Farrelly-directed drama, Green Book, based on a true story about Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip, who becomes the driver of prodigy pianist on tour through the racially charged 1960s American south. Farrelly co-wrote the script with Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie, who will also produce along with Jim Burke. Theba, most known as Principle Figgins on Fox’s musical comedy, Glee, has appeared in…

Eloise Mumford Joins ‘We Are Unsatisfied’; Michael Beach Boards ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’; Nickola Shreli In ‘Killerman’

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Eloise Mumford, who has appeared in both Fifty Shades Of Grey films, will join Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz in the comedy We Are Unsatisfied, Matt Ratner’s directorial debut film. It’s about a struggling L.A. comedian (Schwartz) who’s forced to move back home to Long Island and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his alcoholic dermatologist (Crystal). Mumford will play Becky, a successful photographer who remained in her hometown after her ex-boyfriend, Schwartz’s…