Casting Room: Gillian Jacobs is HBO’s New Girl, Anthony Mackie is Jimi


You tune in for the promos and press conferences. You sign on for the social media campaigns. You mark your calendars for the premieres, sequels, and revivals of TV, film, and theatre’s most-promising projects. But before new shows and movies are on your radar, they’re being planned, executed, and put into motion by production teams far and wide—the most magical part of which happens in the casting room.

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.

CarlosEdgar RamirezreplacingGerard Butler
Go Down TogetherEmilia Clarke and Nicholas Hoult
Eye in the SkyHelen MirrenAaron Paul joining Colin Firth
Jem and the Holograms | Juliette LewisMolly Ringwald joining Aubrey Peeples
Jimi |Anthony Mackie
The Greens are GoneCatherine Keener
The Intern’s Handbook | Dave Franco
The Runner | Nicholas Cage
The Yellow Birds | Benedict Cumberbatch
You Shall Know Our Velocity | Daniel Radcliffe
Untitled film, formerly Loomis Fargo | Kristen Wiig, joining Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson

BET AwardsChris Rock will host | BET
CMT Music AwardsKristen Bell returning as host | CMT
Dig | Lauren Ambrose | USA
Drumline: A New BeatAlexandra Shipp | VH1
GirlsGillian Jacobs | HBO
HysteriaT.R. Knight | Amazon
Major Crimes | Azita GhanizadaAndrew Daly | TNT
Masters of SexCourtney B. VanceRene Auberjonois | Showtime
The Heart, She HollerScott Adsit | Adult Swim
Untitled psychological thriller |Chloe SevignySteven Pasquale joining Kyle Chandler | Netflix