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Jake McDorman & Joe Dempsie Join 'The Right Stuff' Series as Part of Mercury Seven

Jake McDorman and Joe Dempsie will star in The Right Stuff!

The 32-year-old Shameless actor and the 31-year-old Game of Thrones star have both signed on for the National Geographic scripted series inspired by Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction novel, Deadline reports.

Jake and Joe will portray two of the seven astronauts who made up the famous Mercury Seven. The remaining five will be played by SuitsPatrick J. Adams, Narcos: Mexico‘s Aaron Staton, Underground‘s Michael Trotter, Escape at Dannemora‘s Micah Stock, and Castle Rock‘s James Lafferty. Leonardo DiCaprio is an executive producer.

The Right Stuff focuses on “what would become America’s first reality show, as ambitious astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.”

Jake McDorman plays Alan Shepard, “one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive”; Joe Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, “the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise”; Patrick J. Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, “a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles”; Aaron Staton plays Wally Schirra, “a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks”; Michael Trotter plays Gus Grissom, “a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space”; Micah Stock plays Deke Slayton, “a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer”; and James Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, “a soulful man who was dubbed ‘The Poet’ by the other astronauts.”

Production will kick off this fall in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for a 2020 global premiere on National Geographic.

READ MORE: Patrick J. Adams Meets Up with Pal Jake McDorman for Lunch

Shemar Moore Lifts His Shirt & Shows His Abs on the Red Carpet!

S.W.A.T. actor Shemar Moore is showing off his ripped abs!

The 48-year-old actor pulled up his shirt to reveal his toned torso while walking the red carpet at the Monte Carlo TV Festival photo call on Sunday (June 17) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Also on the red carpet were Shemar‘s S.W.A.T. co-star Jay Harrington, Station 19‘s Jason George and Jay Hayden, Madam Secretary‘s Tim Daly, Everyone Is Doing Great‘s James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘s Mariska Hargitay with husband Peter Hermann and co-star Philip Winchester, The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Samira Wiley, and Chicago Med‘s S. Epatha Merkerson.

FYI: Samira is wearing a BCBGMAXAZRIA top.

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James Lafferty Gets Support From 'One Tree Hill' Co-Star at 'Small Town Crime' Screening

James Lafferty looked sharp at a special screening of his thriller film Small Town Crime!

The 32-year-old One Tree Hill star hit the red carpet at the event held at the Vista Theatre on Wednesday (January 10) in Los Angeles.

He was joined by his co-star Stefanie Scott, who stunned in a bold red dress with matching heels, earrings, and lipstick.

Also in attendance were their other castmates John Hawkes, Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Vartan, Sean Carrigan, Jeremy Ratchford, Dale Dickey, Michelle Lang, and directors/writers Eshom and Ian Nelms.

“It’s been an honor and an absolute riot working with the @nelmsbros over the years,” James captioned the Instagram photo below. “Last night’s premiere of @smalltowncrime was one of the many peaks they’ll enjoy in what’s sure to be a long and fruitful career. Thank you a million times for having me along for the ride, fellas.”

“Thank you also to the family and friends that supported last night (including @stephencolletti, who I just ripped this pic from),” James added, giving a shout-out to his former OTH co-star Stephen Colletti, who was in attendance to show his support. “If you haven’t already caught the film on Directv, look out for it in theaters (sweet) and on demand January 19th. You will NOT be disappointed. Unless you hate great films. In which case I can’t help you.”

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20+ pictures inside of James Lafferty and more at the screening… More Here! »

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'One Tree Hill' Men Support Show's Women After Sexual Harassment Claims Against Showrunner

Some of the men of One Tree Hill have come forward to support the women on the show after sexual harassment claims were made against showrunner Mark Schwahn.

Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and 15 other women who worked on the show in some capacity released a letter, which stated “Schwahn‘s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an ‘open secret.’ Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally.”

Alum of the show, including Bryan Greenberg, Austin Nichols, and James Lafferty, are speaking out in support.

Click inside to read the men’s response to the women’s powerful letter…More Here! »

Chad Michael Murray Talks 'Rumblings' of 'One Tree Hill' Reunion

The One Tree Hill Scott brothers reunite!

Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty met up with fans over the weekend during 2016 EyeCon in Chicago, Ill.

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Also in attendance were fellow alums Shantel VanSanten, Antwon Tanner, Stephen Colletti, Lindsey McKeon, and more.

During a Q&A session in front of a packed audience of die-hard fans, Chad revealed that he recently heard “rumblings” of a possible on-screen OTH reunion.

He asked James about it, and although James hasn’t heard anything, he did say “he could see that” happening at some point.

One Tree Hill ran for nine seasons from 2003-2012 on The CW.

TELL JJ: Would you want to see a OTH revival of some sort?

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John Legend & Angela Bassett Help Premiere 'Underground' - Watch Trailer Here!

Angela Bassett strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the premiere of WGN America’s brand new show Underground held at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on Wednesday (March 2) in Los Angeles.

The 57-year-old actress was joined at the event by executive producer John Legend, stars of the show Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, James Lafferty, Adina Porter, P.J. Marshall, Amirah Vann, Christopher Backus, Jessica De Gouw, and director Anthony Hemingway.

Michael Ealy
and Isaiah Washington also came out to show their support for the forthcoming series about a group of slaves planning their escape from a Georgia plantation.

Underground premieres on Wednesday (March 9) on WGN America – Watch the trailer below!

‘Underground’ Full Length Trailer

FYI: Jurnee is wearing a silk faille off-the-shoulder baby doll cocktail dress by Marchesa.

40+ pictures inside of John Legend and others at the premiere of UndergroundMore Here! »

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