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Jeff Daniels joins Ridley Scott’s The Martian

On the heels of recent word that said both Jessica Chastain and Michael Pena are eyeing potential roles in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, comes a story from The Hollywood Reporter that reveals that Jeff Daniels has signed on to play the head of NASA. They also report that Kristen Wiig now joins Chastain, Pena and Kate Mara on the list of talent currently in talks to star opposite leading man Matt Damon.

HBO renews ‘The Newsroom’ for a third season

The battle between rumor and common sense landed in favor of the latter Tuesday, as proven by “The Newsroom” star Jeff Daniels’ Tweet that the show would be back for a third season. “It’s official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3,” wrote Daniels of the HBO series. Given the show’s high-profile, its renewal seemed as good as certain from the second its season premiere delivered solid ratings. But HBO’s failure to offer a swift renewal–as it has done with shows like “Game of Thrones”–created some speculation about its status. Citing his potentially busy schedule, one unsubstantiated rumor questioned whether creator Aaron Sorkin, who writes every episode, was even interested in doing a third season. Nothing is official until HBO declares it so. But given the confidence of his Tweet, it would be a major shock if HBO’s announcement offered anything other than confirmation of a third round of “The Newsroom.” Article Source: HeadlinePlanet

‘Newsroom’ star Olivia Munn in talks for David Koepp’s ‘Mortdecai’

Olivia Munn is in talks to join director David Koepp’s Mortdecai in an unspecified role, Deadline reports. She would star opposite the previously-announced Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow. Mortdecai is an adaptation of “The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery” by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The fourth chapter in the author’s Mortdecai series (which also includes 1972’s “Don’t Point That Thing At Me,” 1976’s “Something Nasty in the Woodshed,” and 1979’s “After You with the Pistol”), the novel was published posthumously in 1996. It follows Charles Mortdecai, a debonair art dealer and part time rogue on race to uncover a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. In addition to being a series regular on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Munn’s recent big screen appearances include The Babymakers and Magic Mike.