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‘The Act’: Joey King To Star In Hulu True-Crime Anthology Series

EXCLUSIVE: Joey King (The Kissing Booth) is set as the co-lead opposite Patricia Arquette in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s character-based anthology series from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Dean and Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Confined to a wheelchair but cheerful and gracious, Gypsy (King) is everyone’s idea of the perfect sick child. Her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette), has always been by her side. But as Gypsy’s sexuality comes into full bloom, she finds herself forced to rebel against her mother’s protectiveness, which has turned controlling and oppressive…

Antosca and Dean, along with Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio, will executive produce. Universal Cable Productions, where Antosca is under an overall deal, is the studio.

King is coming off a starring role in the summer hit Netflix romantic movie The Kissing Booth. She also recently sold an original supernatural romance pitch to Paramount Players, The In Between, which she will star in and produce. Marc Klein is writing.

King also stars in The Lie, directed by Veena Sud, which will premiere at TIFF next week, and the 2018 SXSW entry Summer 03, set for theatrical release later this month. King, whose TV credits include a co-starring role on the Emmy-winning first season of Fargo, is repped by Industry Entertainment, UTA, Coast to Coast and attorney Howard Fishman.

Source: deadline.com

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Life in Pieces Season 4 Adds Joey King, Sister of Cast Member Hunter King

Life in Pieces is holding a pair of Kings in Season 4.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Joey King has been cast in a recurring guest star role on the same CBS comedy that employs her real-life sister Hunter King (who plays Clementine and also daylights on The Young and the Restless).

The younger of the Kings will play Morgan, a pregnant 17-year-old who plans to place her baby with adoptive parents Matt (played by Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral).

oey King’s previous TV roles include Fargo Season 1, NBC’s Bent, a Season 3 episode of The Flash (as Frankie Kane/Magenta), Ghost Whisperer and Jericho, while her recent film credits include Slender Man, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Life in Pieces Season 4 will premiere at midseason.

Source: tvline.com

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Paramount Players Lands ‘The In Between’ Pitch As Vehicle For ‘Kissing Booth’s Joey King

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Paramount Players acquired the pitch The In Between as a star vehicle for Joey King, who is hot off the Netflix series The Kissing Booth. King will also produce and Marc Klein will write the script. Pitch deal was high six-figures. The In Between is based on an idea by Klein, a supernatural romance in the vein of Ghost. After surviving a car accident that took the life of her boyfriend, a teenage girl believes he’s attempting to reconnect with her from the after world.

An Industry Entertainment production, it will be produced by Robbie Brenner, along with Dan Spilo and Andrew Deane of Industry, which packaged the pitch and which reps King and Klein. Jamie King will be exec producer with Klein, whose script credits include Serendipity, A Good Year and Mirror, Mirror. Brian Robbins and Ali Bell are overseeing for the studio.

It’s the first film project developed as a vehicle for King, who stars in the upcoming Screen Gems pic Slender Man, the Veena Sud-directed Between Earth and Sky, and Summer 03, latter of which debuted at SXSW. Her previous films include Ramona And Beezus, The Conjuring, Oz The Great And Powerful and Wish I Was Here.

UTA reps King and Klein. King’s lawyered by Howard Fishman, Klein by Karl Austen.

Source: deadline.com

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Joey King Joins Gary Oldman & Dylan O’Brien In Thriller ‘The Bayou’

EXCLUSIVE: Wish Upon and Summer 03 star Joey King is joining Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien in crime-thriller The Bayou, I can reveal.

Shoot is due to get underway in New Orleans in June on the project, which we revealed this week. It will be Oldman’s first movie since his Oscar win for The Darkest Hour. Pic is being sold and produced by Millennium Media, which is cooking up deals in Cannes. O’Brien will play the protégé of a hitman (Oldman) who becomes determined to save a teenage girl (King) from being sold by a human-trafficking ring.

Script comes from Point Break scribe W Peter Iliff, with Runaway Jury and Homefront helmer Gary Fleder in talks to direct. Producers are Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3) under her Born To Burn Films banner and Rob Van Norden (Olympus Has Fallen). Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Doug Urbanski and Iliff.

Rising actress King is currently in production on Blumhouse drama Between Earth And Sky. In post for the actress are James Franco’s Zeroville and Netflix rom-com The Kissing Booth.

She is repped by UTA, Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment, and Howard Fishman of HWHM+F.

Source: deadline.com

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‘Dead Inside’: Lyndon Smith Gets the Lead Of the CW Drama Pilot In Recasting

Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) has been tapped as the lead Emmy in the CW supernatural cop drama pilot Dead Inside, from writer Katie Lovejoy and producer Bill Lawrence. She replaces Joey King who had been originally cast in the role opposite male lead Freddie Stroma.

The casting change was made after the table read. At 18, King is about a decade younger than Emmy’s age as the character had been conceived.

Source: deadline.com