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Casting: Lizzy Caplan Joins ‘Now You See Me 2,’ Steve McQueen’s HBO Pilot Lands Lead & More

Casting: Lizzy Caplan Joins 'Now You See Me 2,' Steve McQueen's HBO Pilot Lands Lead & More

The ensemble of sleight-of-hand caper “Now You See Me 2” has waved a magic wand and added Lizzy Caplan to the cast. The actress joins Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, and Daniel Radcliffe in the Jon M. Chu-helmed sequel. Her role isn’t being disclosed, and it’s not 100% final, as Caplan will have to ensure shooting won’t conflict with production on the third season of “Masters Of Sex.” [The Wrap]

Gillian Anderson has put Paul Feig on blast that she wants to be in his female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot. “Paul Feig, cast me now!” she wrote during a Reddit AMA. “I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!” No argument there. [EW]

Lena Dunham has signed up pen a film adaptation of the YA book “Catherine, Called Birdy.” The Newbery Honor and Golden Kite award-winning book by Karen Cushman follows the life of a young woman in 1290. According to Dunham, it’s bracing stuff. “[She] gets her period and her father basically says, ‘Well, it’s time for you to get married,’ and she’s like, ‘Uh, no,'” Dunham said. “But it’s hyper realistic and really pretty and it’s full of incest and beatings, but it’s a child’s story. I’ve been obsessed with it since I was a kid.” [The Huffington Post]

Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has booked an arc on Comedy Central‘s “Another Period.” The show “follows the misadventures of the Bellacourts, Newport, RI’s first family, who have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money it doesn’t matter.” [Deadline]

Steve McQueen is headed to HBO with “Codes Of Conduct,” and he’s booked the lead actor, newcomer Devon Terrell. Penned by Matthew Michael Carnahan, the show follows “Beverly Snow, a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility. Throughout the series, Beverly’s ability will grant him access to a life larger in every way than the one to which he was born. His chameleon-like approach to life will test his nerve as he takes his future into his own hands.” McQueen co-wrote and will direct the pilot. [Deadline]

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