Michael J. Fox Returning To TV, Zoe Saldana To Play Singer Nina Simone In Biopic
Posted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:22 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online.com) - After taking nearly ten years off from acting to concentrate on fighting Parkinson’s disease, Michael J. Fox is planning to return to television. The Spin City star is currently working with Sony Pictures Television on a yet-to-be-titled project, this would be premiering in 2013, but no other information has been released about the show.
In other casting news, Zoe Saldana has signed on to play Nina Simone in the new biopic Nina, which is set to begin production on October 16.
Carey Mulligan is in negotiations to star in Nancy and Danny, a thriller about a money-hungry small town woman (Mulligan) whose "uses a hapless man as a pawn in a get-rich-quick scheme that quickly goes wrong," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in Mississippi Grind, a gambling film written by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who directed Ryan Gosling to a best actor Oscar nomination for Half Nelson back in 2006. The story follows a 40something gambler goes on a road trip through the south with a younger gambling addict (Gyllenhaal) in an attempt to pay off his debts.