With filming scheduled to begin in and around New York City on Monday, July 29, “Tainted Dreams,” the new web series from the creative mind of “All My Children” supervising producer Sonia Blangiardo and provides a rare, realistic view behind the scenes of producing a daily scripted drama, has added three more daytime stars to its cast and they are all formerly of “One Life to Live.”
NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, which is producing the online series, has announced Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy Balsom), James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden) and Tonja Walker (ex-Alex Alinov) have all signed on to the soap within a soap.
With movie star Jake Gyllenhaal unavailable due to a scheduling conflict, Disney is in the process of signing Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes, “As The World Turns“) to take over the role as Rapunzel’s prince in the studios Rob Marshall directed “Into the Woods,” reports Deadline Hollywood. The film is an adaptation of the 1987 Broadway musical and will be produced by Marc Platt.
Also starring in the film are Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Emily Blunt.
Magnussen was recently nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance as Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”
“Into the Woods” is scheduled for release Christmas Day 2014.
Sad news if you’ve become addicted to ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”: The serial drama, which stars “As the World Turns’” Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman) and “General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), has been cancelled.
“Tainted Dreams,” the soap within a soap, has announced that former “All My Children” and “Edge of Night” actor Larkin Malloy has joined its cast in the role of Henry Steinman, a director of the fictional soap “Painted Dreams.” Malloy is best known for his portrayal of Travis Montgomery on “AMC,” who is often referred to as one of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) “favorite husbands.”
A typical Lifetime drama is coming to life for “The Vampire Diaries” star Zach Roerig (ex-Casey Hughes, “As the World Turns;” ex-Hunter Atwood, “One Life to Live”): According to TMZ, the actor is battling a woman named Alanna Turner for sole custody of their shared child!
On the heels of the news that “Guiding Light” alum Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding) and “All My Children” alum Terri Ivens (Simone Torres) have joined the cast of the online drama series “Tainted Dreams” comes news that “General Hospital” alum Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Bowen-Quartermaine; ex-Taylor Walker, “Days of our Lives”) has also joined the Internet sudser as Liza Park.
Bella Book Productions and Open Books Productions announced today that former “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” actress, Sarah Joy Brown, has joined the cast of the webs series “Beacon Hill,” which follows the political world in Boston, Massachusetts. Filming is set to begin later this fall in and around Boston.
Bad news, Kate/Connie fans: Word on the street is that “General Hospital’s” Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) is exiting the canvas! Soap Opera Digest broke the news that the actress, who began the role of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) fashionable childhood sweetheart in 2011, will soon be leaving the canvas.
Jesse Lee Soffer (ex-Will Munson, “As The World Turns”) has joined the cast of NBC’s “Chicago PD,” the spinoff of their hit drama series “Chicago Fire,” reports Deadline Hollywood. According to the website, Soffer will portray “a young police detective who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.” It is understood that Soffer’s character will be first introduced this fall on “Fire” before appearing fulltime on “PD,” which debuts in midseason on the network.
“As the World Turns’” alums Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy Dixon) and Maura West (ex-Carly Tenney; Ava Jerome, “General Hospital;” ex-Diane Jenkins, “The Young and the Restless”) have been in the spotlight for years, and their son, Joe West, seems to be following in his parent’s footsteps!
The young actor is currently starring as Jonah in “Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical,” which is based off of the hit romantic comedy film of the same name, and there are only a few more chances left to catch his performance! Tickets to the show, which is playing at The Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA, can be purchased at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.