Berlin: Morena Baccarin Joins ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’ Voice Cast

via The Hollywood Reporter:

Morena Baccarin has joined the voice cast of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer.

The former Homeland star will play Corkie, a intrepid journalist determined to get the scoop on Santa’s North Pole tryouts in the animated Christmas underdog tale. Baccarin joins Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, John Cleese and Martin Short in the pic from Awesometown Entertainment, which is being shopped at the European Film Market in Berlin by Double Dutch International.

The film finds Santa Claus reindeer Blitzen announcing his retirement on Dec. 21, giving Elliot, a miniature horse, just three days during North Pole tryouts to fulfill his lifelong dream to earn a spot on the legendary Christmas sleigh ride. “I really enjoyed the story,” said Baccarin, “the idea that with enough perseverance and team spirit you can change the expected and surpass the norm. And it’s always a plus to be in something your kids can watch!”

Elliot is being produced by Lucas Lynette-Krech, and was written and is being directed by Jennifer Westcott. Executive producer credits are shared by Dan Krech, Victoria Westcott, Mike Sears, Michael Emerson and Moring.

Baccarin earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in Homeland, on which she starred for the drama’s first three seasons. Her credits also include Gotham, Deadpool, Firefly and V.

Baccarin is repped by UTA and Seven Summits Pictures and Management. Elliot is the first project from a deal between DDI And Awesometown to co-produce two to three animated features annually budgeted in the $10 million-$15 million range.

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Morena is on the cover on this month’s GQ Mexico. I have added scans and some photos from the shoot to the gallery. They’re a little NSFW, so keep that in mind!

Gotham costars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are engaged

via People:

Congratulations are in order for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin: the couple is engaged!

A source confirms to PEOPLE that the Gotham costars, whose romance was revealed in September 2015, are happily engaged and making plans to walk down the aisle.

The celebratory news comes eight months after the parents welcomed their first child together, daughter Frances Laiz, in March.

Just days before meeting the newborn, McKenzie, 38, told PEOPLE, “[Being a father] is something I’ve wanted for a long time,” and added, “I’m excited about all of it, poop, diapers and everything!”

The Deadpool actress, 37, who is mom to 3-year-old son Julius with estranged husband Austin Chick, said of McKenzie’s support before the pair welcomed their baby, “Ben’s the sweetest… It’s very nice to work with your significant other, especially when you’re pregnant because you know you’ll get some extra TLC and get taken care of.”

Congrats to the happy couple!

NBC Developing Legal Drama Starring ‘Gotham’s’ Morena Baccarin

via Variety:

NBC is developing a series set to star Morena Baccarin, Variety has learned. She is also attached as an executive producer.

While the series is in early development with just a script commitment, should the project be greenlit at NBC, Baccarin would become a recurring character on Fox’s “Gotham,” on which she currently stars. She would continue to have a presence on “Gotham” for as long as the series is on the air, and will not be written out. If the NBC series is not greenlit, she will remain a series regular.

The NBC show follows a former police officer turned high-powered attorney, played by Baccarin (the character’s name is also Morena), who navigates the ever-changing landscape of New York City politics, law enforcement and the justice system, all while juggling a complicated personal life.

The project hails from writer Ken Sanzel (“Blue Bloods,” “Numb3rs”), who will exec produce with Tony Krantz, Elliot Halpern and Baccarin. Co-exec producers are Drew Comins, Sarah Jackson and Elizabeth Trojian. ITV Studios, Flame Venture and Over the Pond Production are producing.

For Baccarin, the project would mark her latest starring network role, following ABC’s sci-fi drama “V,” which ran for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. After “V,” she starred on “Homeland,” which landed her an Emmy nomination. She is also known from “Stargate,” plus “Firefly” and the follow-up film “Serenity.” Aside from “Gotham,” she recently had an arc on “The Flash,” and also starred in Ryan Reynolds’ box office smash “Deadpool.” She is repped by UTA.

Morena Baccarin Set for Jason Katims’ ‘Mating’ Pilot at Showtime

via The Hollywood Reporter:

Morena Baccarin is returning to Showtime.

The former Homeland star has signed on for the pay cabler’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Executive produced by Friday Night Lights and Parenthood boss Jason Katims, Mating centers on recently divorced Jay (Taran Killam), who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. If picked up to series, each season will focus on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships.

Baccarin will guest-star in the pilot as an old friend of Jay’s. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, who will play Jay’s dad and business partner, and Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience), who will play Lexi, Jay’s former step-sister.

Stu Zicherman (The Affair) wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). The two will exec produce with Katims and his producing partner, Michelle Lee. Showtime, Universal TV and True Jack Productions will produce the half-hour.

Baccarin earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in Homeland, on which she starred for the drama’s first three seasons. In addition to her series regular role on Gotham, her credits include Deadpool, Firefly and V. She is repped by UTA and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.

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