Casting Room: Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s ‘Big Little Lies’

By  August 07, 2014

Before new shows and movies are on your radar, they’re being planned, executed, and put into motion by production teams far and wide. Each week, Glam is going to give you the rundown on your favorite celebrities and their new gigs, from Hollywood’s rising stars to Broadway’s top talents. Welcome to the Casting Room.

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This week, Keke Palmer and The View host Sherri Shepherd make history as the first two black women cast as Cinderella and her evil stepmother, respectively, in the Broadway mainstay. On the silver screen, we can expect to see Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman unite in an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, while True Detective may have found a new leading man in Vince Vaughn… and lady with Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss.

Now, more from the Casting Room:

FILM
A Storm in the Stars | Elle Fanning
Big Little Lies | Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman
The Black Phanton | Samuel L. Jackson replacing Jamie Foxx
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 | Harry Shum
The Expendabelles | Sigourney Weaver is being courted
The Jungle Book | Bill Murray, joining Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson
The Last Witch Hunter | Elijah Wood and Vin Diesel
The Raid | Taylor Kitsch
Trumbo | John Goodman, joining Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston

TELEVISION
Arrow David Cubitt | The CW
The Brink
| Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White | HBO
Grey’s Anatomy |
 Kate Burton returning as Ellis Grey | ABC
Member’s Only Club | Natalie Zea | ABC
Person of Interest
| Monique Curnen | CBS
Peter Pan Live!
| Christian Borle joining Allison Williams | NBC
ScreamWilla FitzgeraldAmy Forsyth,  John KarnaCarlson Young | MTV
True Detective
 | Vince Vaughn and Elisabeth Moss | HBO

STAGE
Cinderella | Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd