Casting Buffet: Updates for ‘Terminator 6,’ ‘The Purge,’ & ‘Star Trek: Discovery’; Damian Lewis is Rob Ford

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The casting news just keeps coming in hot. Find out who has joined Terminator 6, Star: Trek Discovery, and The Purge TV series. Also, learn more about some Rob Ford biopic. It’s all below!

Coming days after Terminator 6 was pushed to late 2019THR reports that Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) has been cast in a key human role in the upcoming film. He joins Mackenzie Davis as the second new addition to the franchise. Left to be filled is the film’s female protagonist, an 18 year old Latina. ScreenRant figures it is entirely plausible Boneta’s role could have a family connection to the lead.


GeekTyrant reports Anson Mount (Inhumans, Hell On Wheels) has been cast as Captain Christopher Pike, who preceded James T. Kirk as the captain of the Enterprise, in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. Mount will be the fourth actor to take on the role of Pike in the Star Trek franchise after Jeffrey Hunter, Sean Kenney (both Star Trek: The Original Series), and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek ’09, Into Darkness).

Mount’s casting all but confirms Marvel’s Inhumans won’t be back for a second season. Bummer?

BMD says that three new cast members have joined the upcoming Purge TV show. They are Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan) as Lila, a rich lady who isn’t as gung-ho for the Purge as her fancy friends; Hannah Anderson (New Mutants) as Jenna, a lady who normally hides away during Purge night, but has to go out and get her hands dirty for some reason; and Lee Tergesen (Oz, Wayne’s World) as a guy who drives around trying to help unfortunate Purge-ers.

Finally, BMD also has the scoop on Run This Town, an upcoming film inspired by the late Rob Ford and the Toronto Star reporters that successfully brought his weird behind the scenes behavior to light. Damian Lewis will don prosthetics to star as Ford. Ben Platt will play a reporter based on real-life Robyn Doolittle.

What bit of casting news has you most intrigued? It has got to be that Rob Ford biopic-of-sorts for me.