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Linda studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her film reporting at Bleeding Cool, book reviews at and random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter.

Peggy Carter will reunite with Howard Stark on her new show “Agent Carter,” as Marvel has just announced that Dominic Cooper will return to reprise his role as the father of Tony Stark in ABC’s upcoming midseason comic book adaptation drama. Hayley Atwell is headlining the series as Peggy, who in 1946 was still reeling from the “death” of her boyfriend Steve Rogers while trying to maintain a professional life in the world-dominated of spying for the British government. The cast is rounded out by Chad Michael Murray as SSRRead More
Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl are starring in South American political thriller “Colonia,” which has already started filming in and around Luxemburg, Germany and South America, it was announced today. Florian Gallenberger is directing the film, which follows a young German couple, Lena and Daniel, who become entangled in the violence which led to the overthrowing of president Salvador Allende. Daniel is abducted by the secret police of army chief and dictator-to-be Augusto Pinochet, and is tracked by Lena to a sealed-off area called Colonia Dignidad. However, it’s soon discoveredRead More
Supernatural thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” has added Aaron Paul to the cast. Paul joins the previously cast Jamie Dornan in the film directed by Alexandre Aja. The film will follow Louis Drax, who has a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. Paul will play Louis’ father, who’s under suspicion as the fall is investigated. Dornan will play Dr. Allan Pascal, who investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fall. Filming begins next month in Vancouver. Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s “BreakingRead More

Posted On September 18, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Kate Mara Offered ‘The Martian’ Opposite Matt Damon

“House of Cards” star and future Invisible Woman Kate Mara has been offered one of the lead roles in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi actioner “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, according to Deadline. The adaptation of Andy Weir’s book follows Damon as an astronaut who is stranded alone on Mars after an accident and must survive long enough in order to be rescued. Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig were all previously linked to the project, though it’s unclear which of them are still involved or what roles they would play.Read More
King Kong origin film “Skull Island” has cast Tom Hiddleston in the lead role, with “Kings of Summer” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts stepping behind the camera, it was announced today. Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside thisRead More
It’s all out war in the first full trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which sees Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen go from reluctant symbol of the revolution to reluctant leader. The third installment will take the riled up oppressed citizens of Panem into battle under the leadership of Katniss, who herself is being manipulated by more powerful forces who need her to inspire the troops. Gale (Liam Hemsworth) is all too eager to fight, while Katniss is more concerned with saving Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who’s been capturedRead More
David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis” has added Scoot McNairy to star alongside Sandra Bullock, reports Variety. Based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, “Our Brand Is Crisis” focuses on a group of American political campaign specialists who’s hired to work on the campaign of a controversial South American candidate, exposing the marketing techniques and manipulations that go into elections. George Clooney is producing the film with partner Grant Heslov and filming is slated to begin this fall. McNairy, one of our Breakout Stars ofRead More
Wyatt Russell, Blake Jenner and Tyler Hoechlin have been offered the lead roles in Richard Linklater’s next film, a baseball-centric college drama called “That’s What I’m Talking About,” according to Deadline. The film is said to be similar to Linklater’s classic stoner comedy “Dazed and Confused.” It’s set in the 1980s and follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house on his college campus and has fraternity-like party-hard experiences with his new teammates. “That’s What I’m Talking About” will be Linklater’s first film since “Boyhood,” the groundbreaking dramaRead More
At long last, a first full trailer for Susanne Bier’s long, long awaited “Serena” has arrived, giving us a first glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s third on-screen collaboration together – which they filmed all the way back in 2012. It’s set in 1920s North Carolina, and they play newlyweds and ambitious lumber tycoons, whose marital woes soon turn deadly when she realizes he fathered a child before he met her and she can’t have any of her own. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, “Serena” always seemedRead More
Rachel Brosnahan
Long gestating family drama “Louder Than Bombs” may finally be getting underway, and now it’s added “House of Cards” and “Manhattan” star Rachel Brosnahan to star opposite Jesse Eisenberg in Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s English language debut, according to Deadline. The drama follows a father (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons (Eisenberg and Devin Makenzie Druid) three years after the death of their wife and mother, a wartime photographer. On the eve of a retrospective of her work, the family discovers an unsettling secret about her past. Brosnahan will playRead More