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‘Peppermint’ and “Carnival Row” Casting Updates

Actor and musician Tyson Ritter is set to co-star alongside Jennifer Garner in the Lakeshore Entertainment/STXfilms’ thriller Peppermint, which follows Riley North (Garner), whose life was destroyed when gunmen, working for a drug dealer, kills her family and spends the next five years training to return to Los Angeles to retaliate.

The All-American Rejects vocalist will play Sam, a homeless man who joins Riley on her journey, explains Deadline.

Pierre Morel is directing pic from a screenplay by Chad St. John.


In television news, “Outlander‘s” Andrew Gower, pictured below, and Jamie Harris (pictured in Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are set for recurring roles in “Carnival Row”, Amazon’s eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television, writes Deadline.

“Carnival Row” is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. The series follows the investigation into a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. It’s slated for premiere in 2019.

Gower will play Ezra Spurnrose, the scion of one of the most prominent families in the Burgue. When a business deal sours he finds himself under financial straights and reluctantly agrees, at his sister Imogen’s behest, to enter into a partnership with a wealthy Puck who has moved in across the street. When he begins to suspect that Imogen is falling in love with the Puck, Ezra will stop at nothing to protect his family’s reputation.

Harris will portray Desk Sergeant Dombey, a tough police officer in the neo-Victorian city who strongly believes in the old rule of life and resents the growing influx of foreign fairies and pix.

Executive producing Carnival Row are writer/showrunner Echevarria, Beacham, on whose feature script the project is based, and McGuigan, who will direct.



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  • I thought Margot Robbie was set to play Peppermint? Oh well, Garner is a weird choice but I’m still intrigued

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