Michael C. Hall is set to join the cast of Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon”, Variety reports.
Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are also on board, with newcomer Oakes Fegley set as the title character. David Lowery will direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks.
“Gipsy Of The Year” opening number celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Wiz, one of the first large-scale, big-budget Broadway musicals to feature an all-black cast and winner of seven Tony Awards in 1975. Celebrity presenters included Michael C. Hall and Lena Hall, who are currently starring in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, Kevin Duda, Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector.
Showtime President David Nevins attends a Q&A session for the Television Critics Association. During this, he puts to bed one persistent Internet rumor – no, Showtime executives did not pressure the Dexter show runners to keep the protagonist alive at the end of the series. “It was never even discussed with me. No one pitched the idea of killing Dexter. The only one who wanted to die was David Duchovny [as the character of Hank Moody on “Californication”, which ended its seven-season run earlier this year]. Maybe half-facetiously, but he always thought Hank Moody should go out in a blaze of glory. But neither Michael [C. Hall, who played Dexter] nor the producers ever thought that was the appropriate ending, that Dexter should die. Honestly, it was never discussed.”