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hollars
Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Josh Groban, Randall Park, Ashley Dyke and Mary Kay Place have all joined John Krasinski’s directorial debut “The Hollars,” the actor/director announced on Twitter. Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale had previously been announced to star alongside Krasinski in the film, in which he will have the starring role as John Hollar, who returns to his Midwest hometown with his girlfriend (Kendrick) after learning that his mother (Martindale) has to undergo brain surgery. Once there, he must “navigate the dysfunctional rhythms ofRead More
Tye Sheridan

Posted On July 11, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Tye Sheridan Joins ‘Entertainment’

Deadline reports that Tye Sheridan, 17, has joined the cast of “Entertainment,” the latest film by “The Comedy” director Rick Alverson. The film, which began production this week, stars Gregg Turkington (who also co-wrote the script with Tim Heidecker and Alverson) as a broken and aging comic, known as The Comedian, who travels across the Southwestern United States to meet his estranged daughter whilst also trying to revive his dwindling career by playing a string of dead end shows along the way. In an interview with The Playlist back inRead More
Douglas Smith
Deadline reports that Douglas Smith, 29, is joining the cast of both Alan Taylor‘s “Terminator” reboot and Sandy Tung‘s indie “Evan’s Crime.” Paramount’s Terminator reboot, which is currently filming in New Orleans, features “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, “Divergent’s” Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his title role. Details for Smith’s character are undisclosed. “Evan’s Crime,” which Tung co-wrote with David Assael and Dale Rosenbloom, will see Smith playing a college student who lands a seven-year prison sentence after a minor drug bust,Read More
Dakota Johnson Forever Interrupted
“Fifty Shakes of Grey’s” Dakota Johnson, 24, will star in and co-executive produce an adaptation of “Forever, Interrupted” for Gidden Media and Good Universe. The 2013 novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of Elsie Porter, a young woman who, on a rainy New Year’s Day, meets and quickly forms a relationship with the charming Ben Ross. Nine days later, Ben is struck by a truck while riding his bike and dies on impact, leaving Elsie alone to face the mother-in-law she has never met and who knows nothingRead More
Aurora Perrineau Equals
Aurora Perrineau, 20, is joining Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart in “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus‘ upcoming sci-fi romance “Equals,” reports Deadline. Written by “Moon” screenwriter Nathan Parker, “Equals” is set in a futuristic society where emotions have been eradicated and a new breed of humans, known as Equals, live peacefully until a disease, known as Switched-On-Syndrome, starts to activate emotions in its victims. Hoult plays Silas, a young man infected with the disease, who meets and falls for Nia (Stewart), another human with the same taboo status that forcesRead More
Christina Chong
The Wrap reports that British actress Christina Chong will play the female lead of Macer in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan‘s digital feature project “Halo: Nightfall,” based on the popular video game. Not to be confused with the “Halo” TV series that Steven Spielberg is producing for Xbox One, “Halo: Nightfall” is being produced by 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios. “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring wrote the script, while director Ridley Scott and Scott Free TV president David Zucker are serving as executive producers. “Halo: Nightfall” will focus on an original characterRead More
Elle-Fanning Neil Gaiman
Elle Fanning, 16, will star in John Cameron Mitchell‘s adaptation of the Hugo Award and Locus Award-nominated short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” according to THR.com. Based on the 2006 short story by Neil Gaiman, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” centers on “two teen boys who go to a party in 1970s London. While one has no trouble scoring a girl right off the bat, the shy one is left to fend for himself and has to find a way to make conversation. He soonRead More
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Rebecca Ferguson is said to be the top choice for a female lead role in Paramount and Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible 5″ although a formal offer is yet to be made. The film will be the fifth of the spy series starring Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt, following the success of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. Plot details are being kept quiet, but there is indication that Ferguson’s character may be an assassin of some variety. Jessica Chastain was initially being looked at for the part, but was unable toRead More
Jonah Hill Hail Caesar
After already having worked with the likes of Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino, it looks like Jonah Hill could be adding Joel and Ethan Coen as the latest big name directors to his resume. The Wrap reports that the 30-year-old actor is in talks to join “Hail, Caesar!”, a film that could reunite him for the fourth time with “22 Jump Street’s” Channing Tatum. Starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin, the 1950s-set film follows Eddie Mannix, a fixer responsible for keeping the scandals of Hollywood’s biggest stars out of theRead More
Scarlett Johansson Coen Brothers
The Wrap reports that Scarlett Johansson, 29, is in talks to reunite with Joel and Ethan Coen for “Hail, Caesar!” Starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin, the film takes place during 1950s Hollywood and follows Eddie Mannix, a fixer responsible for keeping the scandals of a studio’s biggest stars out of the press. Along with Johansson, Channing Tatum as a Gene Kelly-type character, Tilda Swinton as a powerful gossip columnist and Ralph Fiennes as Laurence Lorenz are all in negotiations to join the film’s cast. Johansson, who first worked withRead More