6-2-21 Entertainment News

Melissa Berrera, best-known for playing free spirited vegan Lyn Hernandez in the Starz series Vida, has been cast in the lead role in the Netflix drama series Breathe.  She’ll play Liv, “a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her small plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness and she must battle for survival,” according to Variety.  Barrera will next be seen playing Vanessa in the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, hitting theaters and HBO Max on June 11…

Game of Thrones alum Sophie Turner has been tapped to star in the upcoming HBO Max limited series The Staircase, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The truth-based docuseries is inspired by the trial of American novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife Kathleen in 2001.  Turner, who will play Margaret Ratliff, one of Peterson’s adopted daughters, joins an all-star cast that includes Colin FirthToni ColletteJuliette BinocheRosemarie DeWitt and Parker Posey

Starz, on Tuesday, announced that Outlander‘s COVID-19-delayed sixth season will premiere in early 2022.  However, the upcoming season, which is based on the sixth book of author Diana Gabaldon‘s series, An Echo in the Bone, will be spread out over eight episodes, reports Deadline.  An extended seventh season will follow, consisting of 16 episodes.  The series stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe

Runt, which will mark Cameron Boyce‘s final feature film appearance, is set to be released in theaters and on VOD this fall, according to Deadline.  The film — which also stars Nicole Elizabeth BergerAramis KnightBrianna HildebrandCyrus ArnoldJason PatricCharlie Gillespie and Tichina Arnold — follows “a group of neglected and misguided high-school seniors who are pulled into a downward cycle of violence when the adults in their lives fail them.”  Boyce plays Cal, a high school teen “who after a troubling incident takes a stand, resulting in devastating consequences.”  Boyce, the star of Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise, died in July of 2019 at the age of 20, following an epileptic seizure…

The CG-animated reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from producer Seth Rogen and Nickelodeon is heading to theaters August 11, 2023, Rogen announced Tuesday on Twitter.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies have accumulated a total of $1.15 billion over six films since 1990…