With all the casting news out there, it's easy to miss some! But don’t worry, we’re here to catch you up on all the latest and greatest queer casting news from across film, television, and Broadway!
If you’re looking for new and upcoming projects to be excited about, this is the place to look. Each Friday we’ll be breaking down some of the week’s LGBTQ+ casting news. So strap in, it’s time to see where the queers were cast this week.
Legendary actor NPH is set to join Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who series as “the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced.” He’ll be joining the new Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, and Yasmin Finney, the Heartstopper actress who will be playing a new version of Rose Tyler. David Tennant and Catherine Tate are also returning.
“Thank you for inviting me into your Whoniverse, Russell T Davies,” the actor wrote on Instagram. “I’ll try my hardest to do my worst. This Doctor has no idea what’s in store. And even if he does…who cares? Ha ha ha HA ha-ha-ha!”
After almost a year of starring in Funny Girl on Broadway, Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch are going to be leaving their starring roles as Fanny Brice and her mother this September.
“September 25th will be my last show as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl,” Feldstein wrote on Instagram. “I’ll never be able to find the words that could even begin to explain what the experience has been to me….I gave and will continue to give this show all of me. I am immensely proud to be a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls. I am so deeply grateful for every other bagel that comes to Henry Street with us every night. Can’t wait to see you all there through September.”
No word yet on who will replace the stars, but Feldstein’s standby Julie Benko has been getting rave reviews in the role since Feldstein has been out sick, and Lea Michele is always available.
Crazy Rich Asians and Superstore star Nico Santos has joined the already stacked cast of the upcoming third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Apart from the main cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautists, and Bradley Cooper, the movie will also star Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Debicki, Will Poulter, Chuk Iwuji, Daniela Melchior, and Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova.
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White has been added to the key cast of Disney’s upcoming animated feature Strange World, about three generations of a legendary exploring family who find a mysterious new land filled with wonders. Young-White joins a cast including Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is scheduled to be released November 23.