"Harry Potter" actor Miranda Richardson has been roped in to star in "Game of Thrones" spin-off, tentatively titled, "The Long Night".
The actor is known for her turn as Rita Skeeter, the nosy Gossip Correspondent for the fictitious newspaper Daily Prophet in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
According to Deadline, Richardson has joined the ensemble cast which features Naomi Watts in the lead.
Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo are also attached to star.
The prequel pilot comes from writer Jane Goldman and "GOT" creator and co-executive producer George RR Martin. Goldman will also serve as showrunner.
According to HBO, the new show will be set thousands of years before the events of "Game of Thrones".
It will chronicle the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros's history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, the official logline of the show read.
"GOT" returns for a final time on April 14.
Actor Alexander Skarsgard says "Godzilla Vs Kong" is visually "extraordinary".
The 42-year-old actor said the film, which is scheduled to release next year, gave him the chance to play a character which is different from what he has done in the past two years.
"We've been shooting for two months, we were in Hawaii for a month we were in Australia for a month and I fly back tomorrow morning to continue. I'm having so much fun, I'm loving it I really am.
'It's quite different for 'The Aftermath', and from most movies I've been doing the past two years I've done a lot of slightly more cerebral, emotionally intense dramas. So in that way it was quite cathartic and it was exciting to something big and fun and I love the character I play in it and visually it's pretty extraordinary," Skarsgard told Collider.
The film, directed by Adam Wingard, follows on from Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island" and "Godzilla: King of the Monsters", which is slated for release this year.
"Godzilla Vs Kong" also features Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir and Millie Bobby Brown.
Mouni Roy says her casting as the main antagonist in Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer "Brahmastra" came as a surprise for her.
The 33-year-old actor, who made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar's "Gold", says she wants make versatile choices.
"I am playing the main villain in the film. I am really looking forward to it. What is more liberating for me is playing different characters that challenges me. I was surprised initially that they wanted me to play the villain.
"Brahmastra" also featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will serve as the first film in the trilogy. Mouni says working with the team has been an enriching experience.
"My life is fulfilled after working with Mr Bachchan. Ranbir and Alia are sweethearts, they are too good. They all are such big stars that you get scared walking on the sets.
"They all have been so generous, welcoming and made me feel comfortable. With great success and talent they als have that humility and are accepting people from outside," she adds.
"Brahmastra", produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Production, will release on December 20.
Mouni will be seen next in "RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter" opposite John Abraham. The film releases on April 5.
The actor said she had a great time working with John and is happy with the way her role has shaped up in the film.
"'RAW' was offered to me after 'Gold' and Bramashtra'. This was last year. I am playing John's love interest, it is integral to the story. She is a banker. It was superb working with John. Both Akshay Kumar (her 'Gold' co-star) and John Abraham have lot of similarities like they are so so focused and disciplined."
Her upcoming films also include"Made in China" with Rajkummar Rao, in which she plays the role of a Gujurati housewife, and "Bole Chudiyan" with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
"This girl in ('Bole Chudiyan') is very fiery, drives tractors and dances. It is a full on Hindi film heroine. I am excited about it. I was waiting fir something like this," Mouni says.
The actor's co-star "Kesari" co-star Akshay Kumar recently announced that he would be making his digital debut.
Parineeti said there are a lot of options for actors to choose from, content wise
"I'm getting a lot of interesting content for shows. I have three-four show offers but I don't know which one, or if I'm even going to do any of them. It happens that I'm about to say yes to a show and an amazing film comes up," she said in a group interview.
This year, Parineeti will be seen in three films- "Kesari", "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar" and "Jabariya Jodi".
The actor said she was supposed to have only two releases this year but "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar" got pushed.
"You cannot plan. When you plan, God laughs, the film industry also laughs, things change everyday! But that's the beauty of it," she said.
Parineeti is waiting to see how the year unfolds as she awaits the announcement of three projects.
One of those is rumoured to be "Baahubali" director SS Rajamouli's next "RRR", starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan.
When asked if she is doing the film, Parineeti said, "I'll only say that you guys should wait and believe the things we announce. Whatever my films are, they'll be announced within this week."
Actress Pranutan who is marking her debut with Salman Khan’s Notebook receives the sweetest message from Kajol and Tanuja. The actress, who is living her dream as she embarks on her Bollywood journey with Notebook, has received an endearing message from Kajol and Tanuja, who are her family members.
Hailing from a lineage of versatile performers, Pranutan is Nutan and Tanuja's granddaughter, Monish Bahl's daughter, and Kajol's niece.
Pranutan who is making her first appearance on screen, received the cutest message from Tanuja expressing her happiness for Pranutan's Bollywood debut and love for the trailer. The veteran actress complimented the debutante for her stellar performance and advised her to continue to focus on work, then nothing can pull her down. Pranutan who calls veteran actress Tanuja as Tanu maa was amazed to hear such a positive and energetic response.