Maybe Marnie Michaels will never really grow up. NBC cast “Girls” star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in “Peter Pan Live,” which will be broadcast on Dec. 4. “Peter Pan Live” is the network’s follow-up to last year’s “The Sound of Music,” which starred Stephen Moyer and Carrie Underwood, and garnered 18.6 million viewers.
Stephen A. Smith is going to sit out a few plays. ESPN announced on Tuesday that Smith will not appear on “First Take” or ESPN Radio for a week. The announcement came just one day after Smith publicly apologized for his infamous domestic violence rant. Both his initial comments, in which he contended that victims of domestic violence need to be mindful of the “elements of provocation” when dealing with abusers, and the subsequent televised apology were made during episodes of ESPN2′s “First Take” debate program.
Beware of the Grievers. Yahoo debuted a longer trailer for YA novel-turned-movie “The Maze Runner,” and the new footage shows more of the Glade made infamous in James Dashner’s trilogy. “The Maze Runner” follows Thomas (“Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien), a teenage boy sent to an exiled community of kids who live in the Glade, a giant green space surrounded by the mysterious maze. The kids have no memories of life before the Glade and they live and die by Grievers, horrifying monsters who inhabit the maze. (The new trailer shows a few glimpses of the nasty slid-like being.) Also starring Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Sangster and Aml Ameen, “The Maze Runner” hits theaters Sept. 19.
Lea Michele is leaving Broadway and joining a biker gang? Yep, you read that right. The “Glee” star is shedding her musical past for a new role on the final season of the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” Michele is set to appear in the season’s sixth episode as a truck stop waitress and single mother named Gertie who “connects with Gemma [Katey Sagal] during a difficult time.” Michele is only slated for one episode, but that didn’t stop Rachel Berry’s alter-ego from giving herself a gold star on her social media handles.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” dominated a large portion of Warner Bros.’ Saturday afternoon Comic-Con panel, but for those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the presentation, there’s this: a first teaser for “The Battle of the Five Armies,” director Peter Jackson’s final installment in his second Middle-earth trilogy. Watch the short trailer below; “The Battle of the Five Armies” is out on Dec. 17.
Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War western “The Hateful Eight” will be a film after all. After Gawker leaked pages from “The Hateful Eight” screenplay back in January, Tarantino filed a lawsuit against the media company and said he wouldn’t be turning the script into a movie because of the leak. He later amended that statement though, telling a crowd at a “The Hateful Eight” reading in April that he was actually working on new draft of the script. And Sunday, he announced at a Comic-Con panel that the movie is a go, Deadline reports.
First revealed during Comic-Con, the first trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ has arrived. Things to note: the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s committed work as Plutarch Heavensbee, a first look at Julianne Moore’s President Alma Coin and four words from Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. “I am. I will,” Katniss says when asked if she’ll fight the Capitol. Fist pump! “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ is due out in theaters on Nov. 21.
We already knew “Game of Thrones” was headed to Dorne in Season 5, but now we finally know who will be playing Oberyn Martell’s Dornish relatives. At the “Game of Thrones” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, HBO showed a reel announcing the new members of the cast. Get ready for a couple familiar faces to show up in the Seven Kingdoms along with a bunch of new ones you may not know yet. Meet the newest cast members in the video above and learn more about them below: