BERLIN — Irish up-and-coming actor Robert Sheehan has dropped out of next year’s Shooting Star event at the Berlin International Film Festival, citing conflicts with his shooting schedule for Nick Hamm’s “Killing Bono.”
Sheehan was one of 10 young European actors picked for the 2010 Shooting Stars — a networking event in which young talent gets to meet international producers, scouts and casting agents for one-on-one face time. But “Killing Bono” will be shooting throughout January and February, making it impossible for Sheehan to travel to Berlin.
“I am, of course, hugely disappointed that I will not be able to attend this event,” Sheehan said in a letter to Shooting Stars organizers. “I was deeply honored to be selected for this prestigious award and I send my very best wishes to all the other Shooting Stars and the festival.”
Sheehan will be replaced by French actress Anais Demoustier, whose credits include Anna Novion’s “Grown Ups” (2007) and “Time of the Wolf” (2003) from director Michael Haneke.
Good news! Hopefully Robert will return!
Misfits has been recommissioned for a second series, E4 has announced.
The teen comedy drama, which follows a group of youths with superpowers, will return with six new episodes in 2010.
“Misfits always felt like a perfect E4 show and the response has been phenomenal,” said head of drama Camilla Campbell.
“I’m delighted to commission a second series, and like its fans, I can’t wait to see where Howard’s inventive scripts take us and the gang.”
Misfits, which ends its first run tonight on E4, has so far pulled in an average of 431k (2.6%) viewers in its 10pm slot.