SCARLETT JOHANSSON RECRUITS AVENGERS FOR PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF: Heroes to the rescue! Scarlett Johansson is recruiting her fellow Avengers superstars for a one-night reading of the Thornton Wilder classic Our Town. The event will take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Monday, November 6th and all proceeds will benefit Puerto Rico through the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund. Avengers cast mates Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo have signed on and celebrity guest stars are expected. Tickets for the reading go on sale today (Monday).
NAOMI WATTS SIGNS ON FOR THE WOLF HOUR: Naomi Watts is set to star in The Wolf Hour, a psychological thriller hailing from writer-director Alistair Banks Griffin. The film will go into production this fall in New York. The story follows June Leigh (played by Watts), a 1960s activist who has fallen from grace. The film is set during the summer the Son of Sam murders occurred.
ABC SNAGS SINGLE PARENT COMEDY FROM LIZ MERIWETHER & J.J. PHILBIN: New Girl creator Liz Meriwether is teaming up with J.J. Philbin on a single-camera camera comedy, which ABC has snapped up with a put pilot commitment. The untitled show revolves around a group of single parents who depend on each other for help with their kids, friendship and yep, sex.
RAOUL TRUJILLO CAST IN FX’S SONS OF ANARCHY SPINOFF: Raoul Trujillo (Sicario) has signed on as a series regular opposite Edward James Olmos and Michael Irby in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter’s retooled Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX. The show is set after Jax Teller’s death, which occurred at the conclusion of Sons’ seven-season run, and will focus on EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), who is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California / Mexico border. Trujillo will play Che "Taza" Romero, a leader of Mayans MC.
RUPAUL TEASES HIJINKS IN NEW TRAILER FOR DRAG RACE ALL STARS 3: VH1 dropped a teaser for season 3 of Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars. "With over 100 fabulous queens to choose from, I’m announcing the cast of a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars," RuPaul says in the preview. "Millions of fans have their favorite queens that they think should make the cut, but the final decision is mine to make. I’ve handpicked a cast that not only deserves a second chance at the crown, but also inspires all of us to ever give up on our dreams. Not to mention: They’re some hungry-a—b---hes." TBD who the all-stars will be. The season 3 cast will debut when the season kicks off on Friday, October 20th at 8 p.m. on VH1.