‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series

DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.

Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.

The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Lucy Boynton Joins Queen Pic As Mary Austin

DEADLINE – Lucy Boynton is ready to rock the Queen biopic. The Gypsy alumna will play Mary Austin, the lifelong companion of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) in Bohemian Rhapsody for Fox, New Regency and GK Films.

Londoner Austin was the singer’s muse from Queen’s early years and into the band’s massive success. She and Mercury lived together for years and later split up on good terms. He wrote a number of songs about her including “Love of My Life” from A Night at the Opera, the 1975 album that also included “Bohemian Rhapsody” and moved Queen into the rock echelon.

Boynton was a regular on Netflix’s drama series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts. She also appeared in the features Sing Street and Don’t Knock Twice and has roles in Rebel in the Rye — which opens Friday — and the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express and Apostle. Boynton is repped by CAA and United Agents.

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‘Gypsy’ Canceled By Netflix After 1 Season

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Netflix’s drama series Gypsy will not be returning for a second season. I have learned that the Internet TV network has opted not to proceed with a second installment of the psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts. Netflix declined comment.

The development is somewhat surprising because Netflix had been in conversations with the producers about a second season and the cancellation decision comes after a writers room had been up and running for four weeks, working on storylines and scripts for Season 2.

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‘Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton Cast In ‘Gypsy’ Netflix Drama

DEADLINESing Street star Lucy Boynton has been cast in a key role opposite Naomi Watts in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy.

The series follows the journey of Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Boynton will play Allison, a 19-year-old patient of Jean’s (Watts). She has recently dropped out of school to support her addiction and is hiding this secret from her mother.

Boynton, who received critical praise for her performance as the aspiring model in Raphina John Carney’s Sundance buzz title Sing Street, will next be seen in Osgood Perkin’s I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, which recently premiered at Toronto, and Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye, opposite Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey. Boynton also was recently cast in Fox’s re-imagining of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. She’s repped by CAA and United Agents.

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‘Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton Joins ‘Rebel In The Rye’

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Lucy Boynton, the aspiring model in Raphina John Carney’s Sundance buzz title Sing Street, has joined the cast of the J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye. The biopic from Empire co-creator Danny Strong follows the author as he prepares to write his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. Nicholas Hoult plays Salinger, and Kevin Spacey also stars along with Zoey Deutch, Laura Dern, Brian D’Arcy James and Hope Davis.

Boynton, who broke out as the young Beatrix Potter in 2006’s Miss Potter, is next up in a pair of horror pics: Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter with Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka and Don’t Knock Twice alongside Katee Sackhoff and Nick Moran. She also just wrapped filming Let Me Go starring Juliet Stevenson and Johdi May. The Weinstein Company’s Sing Street bows April 15 in the U.S.

She is repped by Innovative Artists and United Agents in the UK.

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