DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Diana Silvers (Space Force) and Younès Boucif (Standing Up) have signed on to star alongside Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth in the Netflix film Lonely Planet, from writer-director Susannah Grant (Unbelievable), which is currently in production.
Lonely Planet is billed as a love story set in Morocco. Specifics with regard to its plot have thus far been kept under wraps. Grant is also producing alongside Sarah Timberman and 3dot Productions’ Liza Chasin, with VP Studio Film Kira Goldberg serving as creative lead on the project for Netflix.
The film continues the creative partnership between Netflix and 3dot, which has thus far produced the streamer’s recently-released thriller series, Anatomy of a Scandal, based on the book by Sarah Vaughan. 3dot entered into a multi-year, first-look film deal with Netflix in 2019, with adaptations of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Diane Cardwell’s memoir Rockaway also in the works.
Silvers is a rising star who played Erin—the daughter of Steve Carell’s General Mark Naird—on Netflix’s comedy series Space Force. The actress has also previously been seen in films including Sarah Adina Smith’s drama Birds of Paradise, Tate Taylor’s action-thriller Ava with Jessica Chastain, Taylor’s horror-thriller Ma with Octavia Spencer, Olivia Wilde’s acclaimed comedy Booksmart for United Artists Releasing and M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, as well as the Hulu series Into the Dark.
Boucif is a French actor who has previously appeared in the French-language Netflix series Standing Up, as well as the dramatic feature Magnetic Beats, from director Vincent Maël Cardona.
Silvers is represented by WME, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Boucif By Time-Art.
Unfortunately, Space Force has been cancelled at Netflix after two seasons. Much love to the cast and crew, and the fans!
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has opted not to renew Greg Daniels and Steve Carell’s comedy series Space Force for a third season.
The decision on the series, which starred John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz alongside Carell, comes two and a half months after Season 2 was released February 18. It did not break into the overall Nielsen streaming weekly Top 10 ranking but made a brief appearance on the streaming originals Nielsen charts, debuting at No. 8 and rising to No. 7 the following week. It also had a short presence in Netflix’s Daily Top 10 raking, peaking at around No. 5 after Season 1 had had a lengthy stay at No. 1.
Space Force was born with a lot of promise, reuniting The Office‘s developer/executive producer Daniels and star Carell. The show revolved around a group of people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force. It assembled a top-notch class that included Carell, Malkovich, Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Dianna Silvers, Don Lake and Jimmy O. Yang.
Season 2 picked up with General Naird (Carell) and his underdog team having to prove their worth to a new administration while dealing with interpersonal challenges.
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EW – The Space Force crew is preparing for launch.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Steve Carell was reuniting with The Office boss Greg Daniels for a new Netflix series inspired by President Trump’s much-mocked idea for a sixth branch of the armed forces. Now the series is revealing more details, including an impressive supporting cast.
While Carell will star as Mark R. Naird, “a general tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the armed forces with the goal of putting American ‘boots on the moon’ by 2024,” John Malkovich (The New Pope), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Tawny Newsome (Brockmire), and Diana Silvers (Booksmart) will round out the series regulars, with Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) and Alex Sparrow (UnREAL) joining as recurring guest stars. And Paddington and Paddington 2 mastermind Paul King will direct the first two episodes.
Silvers as Erin Naird — “Popular and an A-student in Washington, D.C., Mark’s daughter is an outcast in Wild Horse, Colo., after transferring to a remote military base and turns to delinquency.”
Space Force will debut on Netflix in 2020.
VARIETY – Newcomer Diana Silvers has been cast in Tate Taylor’s action movie “Eve” opposite Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, and Colin Farrell, Variety has learned exclusively.
Silvers also landed the lead opposite Octavia Spencer in Taylor’s upcoming film “Ma” and will also be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” with Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Samuel L. Jackson. She has been shooting Annapurna’s “Booksmart,” directed by Olivia Wilde, and recently wrapped the Hulu/Blumhouse TV anthology series “Sophie’s Necklace,” airing in November.
Taylor replaced Matthew Newton as director of “Eve” after Newton left the project earlier this year following online backlash due to his history of alleged assault and domestic violence. Voltage will fully finance “Eve” and handle worldwide sales. Farrell will be playing the leader of a black-ops organization whom Chastain’s title character works for.
Silvers is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.