Odds & Ends: Josh Gad May Join Harry Potter Spinoff & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Josh Gad May Join Harry Potter SpinoffTony nominee and Frozen fave Josh Gad may soon be a Muggle no more. According to Variety, the Book of Mormon star is on the short list to take on the character of Jacob in the Harry Potter big screen spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Also vying for the role is The Office’s John Krasinski. Gad, who is also set to appear in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, would join Tony and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, who will star as Newt Scamander, as well as singer-songwriter Alison Sudol as Queenie. The film follows Newt’s journey in early 20th century New York as he searches for mystical creatures.Margo Martindale Heads to The Good WifeThe Good Wife is officially the new Law and Order. Tony nominee and Emmy winner Margo Martindale will appear in the seventh season of the CBS series, beginning this fall. She’ll take on the recurring role of Willa Eastman, a campaign operative who hides her smarts and guile behind a false folksy charm. Martindale earned a Tony nod for her Broadway debut in the 2003 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and won an Emmy for her performance in Justified. She joins a cast that includes fellow Broadway alums Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming and Zach Grenier. The season premiere is slated for October 4.In the Heights to Cross el Océano AgainIt won’t be long now! The Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights will return to London this fall. The musical, created by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, will play the King’s Cross Theatre from October 3 through November 1. The production, directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie, previously played a sold-out run at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014.Jennifer Hudson Crashes a Gay Weddings & SlaysNothing makes us cry more than a beautiful weddi…OH LOOK, it’s incoming Broadway star and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson! Hudson, who will play Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple this fall, made a surprise appearance at the wedding of Chris and Scott Lindsey at the W Hotel in Dallas, Texas (Hudson is an ambassador for “Turn It Up for Change,” a Human Rights Campaign and W Hotels initiative). Immediately following the pronouncement, the curtain falls and Hudson rocks the crowd with “I Still Love You.” Take a look at the clip from Page Six below, and congratulations, newlyweds! Jennifer Hudson Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

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