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“Percy Jackson” star Alexandra Daddario will play the female lead role in the big screen version of “Baywatch,” according to Deadline. Daddario will play the role of Summer, which was originated by Nicole Eggert on the 1990s TV series of the same name. Daddario reunites with “San Andreas” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the film directed by Seth Gordon, and her character will be the love interest of the character played by Zac Efron. It seems likely Efron is taking on the role of Matt, played by David CharvetRead More
Actress Margaret Qualley, as reported by Deadline, is currently in negotiations to join Warner Bros.’ horror film “Death Note” in the female lead role. Adam Wingard (“The Guest”) will be directing. The film, scripted by Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”), is an adaptation of a Japanese manga series. The story follows a student (Nat Wolff, “The Fault in Our Stars”) who discovers a supernatural notebook that will allow him to kill any individual by writing down the victim’s name within. He then decides to use this to cleanse the world ofRead More
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14:  Actress Gina Rodriguez attends the CW Network's 2015 Upfront at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The CW)
Rising actress Gina Rodriguez is in talks to join the cast of Paramount’s upcoming sci-fi film “Annihilation,” according toTheWrap. She would be starring alongside already cast Natalie Portman (“Thor: The Dark World”) in the film, set to be directed by Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”). The story follows a biologist, presumed to be Portman’s role, who signs up for a dangerous expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. She is joined by an anthropologist, a surveyor and a psychologist who takes leadership of the group. Oscar winner Frances McDormand (“OliveRead More

Posted On June 23, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Tom Holland Is the New Spider-Man

The new Spider Man has finally been chosen! Tom Holland has nabbed the role of the webslinger entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel and Sony announced this morning. Peter Parker will be a teenager going to high school by day and saving the city by night…and probably during his lunch hour. Holland will make his debut in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” before appearing in a stand-alone film in 2017. Jon Watts has been tapped to direct the 2017 “Spider Man” film. The role of Spider Man has beenRead More
One door closes, and two more open. Looks like Alicia Vikander has two very good reasons for dropping out of James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle.” Deadline reports the Swedish actress is in talks for two high profile gigs: The female lead in “Asassin’s Creed” opposite Michael Fassbender, and the new “Bourne Identity” sequel that brings Matt Damon back into the franchise. “Assassin’s Creed” is based on the video game franchise, which centers on Desmond Miles, a man who, after being kidnapped by an organization with ties to the Knights Templar, isRead More
Alicia Vikander has become so in demand that she may already be dropping out of a hot property she only recently signed on to. But her loss may be Emma Watson’s gain. Deadline reports Vikander is likely out of the lead role in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” and an offer has been made to Watson to replace her. In the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ best-selling novel, Tom Hanks also stars in the technological thriller set at a fictional company loosely based on Google. If the new deal makes, Watson wouldRead More
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has nabbed two stars of the upcoming “Pan” for his next film. According to Variety Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackson are set to star in “Collateral Beauty.” The film is set in a New York advertising agency and follows a man as he spirals into depression, which is the result of a severe tragedy. The original screenplay was written by Allan Loeb. Gomez-Rejon is coming off the very successful Sundance film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The film won both the audience award and grad prize at the festivalRead More
Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been set as the leads in Luc Besson’s next film, a sci-fi thriller called “Valerian,” the director announced on Twitter. The story was first published in 1967 in France as “Valerian and Laureline,” and will follow DeHaan and Delevingne as a spacetime-traveling agent and his female counterpart. The series was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Mazieres has history with Besson, having acted as a concept designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” The film will begin shooting in December and will be releasedRead More
Alicia Vikander has been set to play the lead role in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” based on the Dave Eggers 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, according to THR. Tom Hanks also stars in the technological thriller set at a fictional company loosely based on Google. Vikander will play Mae, a recent graduate who thinks she’s landed her dream job when she’s hired by The Circle, the tech company owned by Hanks’ character. Soon, inevitably, she discovers things are not as they seem. Vikander broke out in 2012 withRead More
Pennywise is back with a vengeance and this time around he will be a bit younger. Will Poulter will star in the Cary Fukunaga directed remake of “It,” according to Variety. The film is based on a Stephen King novel about a group of outcasts who fight the evil monster terrorizing their town. Poulter will play said evil monster, who uses clown disguise to entice his victims, in the two film series. To accommodate the size of the horror tale the first will feature the central characters as children while the secondRead More