You probably know actor Bill O’Malley as Kurt’s currently comatose dad on “Glee.” And while he knows that all the Gleeks are desperate to find out if he makes it or kicks the bucket, Bill would rather talk about the project he is bringing to life on the side. When O’Malley isn’t listening to the sweet serenades of New Directions, he is writing and producing the upcoming Showtime series “Shameless,” which will star William H. Macy and premiere in January. No musical numbers are involved.
Check out what other stars are working on scripts, screenplays, and stage numbers.
- Peter Faccinelli has been making Twi-hards swoon as Carlisle Cullen, the daddy and doctor in the “Twilight” series. Now he is looking to make the women of the world pull out their tissue boxes by penning the TV movie “Mulligan” for The Hallmark Channel. The flick will co-star his wife, Jennie Garth, and will revolve around a voice actor looking for more from life. And like any good actor/writer, Peter has reserved a part for himself. [The Futon Critic]
- Emma Thompson continues to be enchanting in almost any role she touches, and now she is hoping to bring some of her magic to the “My Fair Lady” reboot. Thompson is writing the script for the new version, and has already told “Fair Lady” fans to expect a not-happy ending this time around. What? Does the rain not fall mainly on the plain? I’m concerned. [Broadway.com]
- “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller is looking to trade in steaming up the screen for eliciting some screams. Miller is working on a screenplay for a horror flick tentatively called “Stoker,” about an uncle who comes back from the dead to share some family secrets with his teenage niece. Spooky? [Just Jared]
- Like many other ladies, “One Tree Hill” star Bethany Joy Galeotti watched “The Notebook” and was moved to tears, but maybe a little more moved than most. Bethany is working on writing a Broadway musical based on the film and Nicholas Sparks novel. She has already gotten the nod from Sparks and is starting to show what she has completed to producers. Do you think this means we can get Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams to reprise their roles? [Soap Net]