Jon M. Chu is reimagining the Disney princess classic, Beauty and the Beast into a live action special on ABC. H.E.R. is set to portray Belle and Josh Groban as the Beast. The two-hour special of Beauty and the Beast will be taped in front of a live audience at Disney Studios in Burbank, CA and will air Thursday, December 15th from 8-10 pm EST/PT on ABC, and on Disney+ the next day.
Jon Jon Briones has been the latest actor added to the cast. He'll play Maurice, Belle's father. The inventor who's deemed odd by the villagers for his unusual devices, gets lost in a forest and finds Beast's castle. After getting captured for trespassing, Belle tries to save her father by living with the Beast.
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Ratched star Jon Jon Briones has been recently added to a new FX limited series, Class of '09. Joining him on the cast are Sepideh Moafi, Brian J. Smith, Brooke Smith, Jake McDorman, Rosalind Eleazar and Raúl Castillo. The series will have 8 episodes filled with suspense and thrill as it interweaves through 3 timelines. The first two episodes will be directed by Sunu Gonera.
The show follows FBI agents and spans 3 decades along with its 3 timelines, it "looks to examine the nature of justice, humanity and the choices people make that define their lives and legacy," according to Variety. One of these timelines explores the near future and see what the U.S. criminal justice system would look like if it was transformed by artificial intelligence. We don't know yet exactly what Jon Jon Briones' specific role will be, but its premise follows Kate Mara's character Poet who joined the world of law enforcement during a pivotal moment of the transformation.
Could we expect robots and computers to take over? Or are we already in it?
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