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Mary Murphy to 'Burn the Floor,' Michael Shannon on 'Premium Rush'

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  • Michael Shannon has been tapped to star as a dirty cop in Premium Rush, about a bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who is chased by Shannon’s character after he picks up an envelope at Columbia University containing this picture. [THR]
  • Burn the Floor producers announced in a press release that former So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy will guest star in select cities during the show’s national tour. So, select cities: Bring earplugs.
  • Mary Steenburgen will star in FX’s drama pilot Outlaw Country, which centers on organized crime in the South. Steenburgen is set to play a country music icon and is likely to sing in the role. Here’s hoping FX plans some cross-promotion involving “Dayman.” [Deadline]
  • We get a kick out of this news: In a press release, the Roundabout Theater Company confirmed Anything Goes — starring Sutton Foster — is set to return to Broadway in February.
  • Warner Bros. has nabbed the rights to Ready Player One, which is based on the manuscript for an Ernie Cline young adult novel that follows an outcast teen who escapes to an Avatar-esque “virtual utopia.” [THR]

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