Michael York (“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”) is headed to Dublin to shoot Peter Sheridan’s “Borstal Boy.” Hell’s Kitchen Ltd.’s Jim Sheridan and Arthur Lappin serve as producers, along with Pay Moylan.
Based on the life of Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, pic focuses on Behan’s teen years, which he spent in an British labor camp. York will play a liberal warden who befriends the youngster. Shawn Hatosy (“Outside Providence”) is set to star.
York recently appeared in Providence Entertainment’s “The Omega Code.”
York’s “Boy” deal was brokered by London-based Manson Management; he is also repped by Gold Marshak Liedtke.
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French thesp Jeanne Moreau is off to the emergency room.
In its latest effort to bring acclaimed film actors to the small screen, “ER” has inked the actress for a five-episode arc, playing Isabelle Corday, mother of Alex Kingston’s Dr. Corday. Moreau will start work after the holidays, with her debut episode skedded to air Feb. 3. Moreau’s signing comes on the heels of earlier guest turns this season by Alan Alda and Rebecca De Mornay.
Moreau’s long career has earned her numerous fest prizes, including best actress nods from BAFTA (for 1965’s “Compartiment Tueurs”) and the Cannes film fest (1960’s “Moderato Cantabile”). She most recently appeared in Fox’s 1998 Cinderella tale “Ever After.” Moreau is repped by WMA.
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Shan Omar Huey (the WB’s “Felicity”) and Guy Torry (“American History X”) have joined the cast of NBC mini “The ’70s.” The actors join Amy Smart, Brad Rowe and Vinessa Shaw.
Huey recently completed filming Mel Gibson’s Revolutionary War drama “The Patriot.” He is repped by Abrams Artists’ Shani Rosenzweig and Amy Slomovitz of Joan Green Management. Torry’s credits include 1998’s “Ride” and the Eddie Murphy-Martin Lawrence starrer “Life.” He is repped by WMA.