Hardwicke clouds everything in noise, hairspray and makeup, and just when I start to think it might be an ironically enjoyable escape, they bring out the digitally manipulated deep threatening voice, and I have to stop from slapping my forehead repeatedly.
Things may not have worked out for the CW's The Secret Circle, but at the very least, the show's cancellation likely opened up star Thomas Dekker's schedule. The actor has signed on to join the cast of Plush, joining Cam Gigandet, Emily Browning and Dawn Olivieri in the thriller.
Since making her screen debut in 2006, willowy actress Dawn Olivieri has scored roles on such hit shows as How I Met Your Mother, Entourage and True Blood. But her breakthrough came this year on the new Showtime series House of Lies. Playing the ruthless and lusty ex of Don Cheadle's cutthroat but charismatic consultant, Olivieri has been grabbing the notice of casting directors and filmmakers.
Cam Gigandet hasn’t had a long career – he didn’t do his first feature until 2007 and before that only started acting on television since 2003 – he hasn’t had a lot of luck picking quality projects. With the exception of Easy A, which he had a very small role in, almost every film that Gigandet has appeared in has been panned by critics, from Burlesque to The Roommate to Never Back Down.
Child actor turned gorgeous ingénue Emily Browning was poised to have a major breakthrough in 2011 with two envelope-pushing vehicles primed to throw her in the way for more mature roles. However critics sneered at both the Cannes-selected drama Sleeping Beauty and Zack Snyder's stylish but stupid action-adventure Sucker Punch.