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Posted On April 7, 2015By Linda GeIn Casting

Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’

The Weinstein Company have added Rooney Mara to star with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in their true-life tale “Lion,” according to THR. Based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, the film follows Brierley as a young boy who got on the wrong train in his native country India and ultimately ended up thousands of miles away. He’s adopted by an Australian couple, but eventually finds his way home with a little help from Google Earth. Filming is currently underway and will soon move to AustraliaRead More
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Sarah Gadon is on fire! On the heels of wrapping up filming the upcoming “The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax” the actress has nabbed roles in Hulu miniseries “11/22/63″ and the film “Indignation” according to Deadline. “11/23/63″ is a nine episode miniseries headed for Hulu. Based on Stephen King’s 2011 novel it follows English teacher Jake Eppin (Franco) as he falls through a time portal and ends up in 9/9/1958. He attempts to changed history by saving John F. Kennedy, but love and Lee Harvey Oswald are among the obstacles inRead More
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Ang Lee’s upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” has added some new cast members, with TheWrap reporting Kristen Stewart is set to join the cast, while Deadline reports Ben Platt has joined the film as well. Joe Alwyn plays Billy, while Garrett Hedlund and Steve Martin also have roles. The film, based on Ben Fountain’s novel, follows Billy Lynn and his fellow soldiers from the Bravo Squad as they return home and become part of a promotional tour at a Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys football game. Flashbacks will reveal the eventsRead More
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Luke Grimes is set to join the star-studded cast of Sony’s “Magnificent Seven,” according to Variety. Antoine Fuqua is directing the film, which follows a team of seven gunslingers chosen by a town to protect it from outlaws.  It is a remake of a 1960 Western of the same name, which itself is a remake of Japanese classic “Seven Samurai.” Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington star in the remake, while Haley Bennett, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, have also joined the project. Grimes has recently had roles in major films including “AmericanRead More
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Three years after breaking out as the star of CW hit “Arrow,” Stephen Amell is headed for the big screen. The actor has boarded “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,” according to Variety. The sequel will follow the four turtles as they protect their city while living underneath it, but specific plot details have not been released. Amell will play Casey Jones, the loner who kicks ass alongside the bad guys. The character is also romantically linked to April O’Neil (Megan Fox). Fox and Will Arnett are among the actors returning for theRead More
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Another well known mutant has signed on for next year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Lana Candor has joined the film’s impressive cast as Jubilee, director Bryan Singer reported on Instagram today. The film will complete the trilogy starting in “X-Men: First Class” and follows the group of young mutants as they go up against the very powerful Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). Returning actors will include James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Evan Peters. She is one of the new additions playing younger versions of mutants many fans of the comics,Read More
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Alex Roe has yet to make his big breakout debut in Sony’s YA franchise launcher “The 5th Wave,” but he’s already lined up a follow-up that has its own star-making potential. Deadline reports Roe has been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s “Rings,” a reboot of the Japanese horror franchise last seen on American screens as “The Ring.” Javier Guierrez is directing the film, which already has another newcomer, Matilda Lutz, attached to star. Lutz and Roe will play a couple who are unfortunate enough to come across theRead More
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“Jane the Virgin” landed Gina Rodriguez her first Golden Globe, and now it may be launching her movie career as well. According to TheWrap, the actress has landed the female lead role in Peter Berg’s oil rig drama “Deepwater Horizon” which has Mark Wahlberg also on board to star. The film revolves around the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig which caused the deaths of 11 crew members and led to the biggest oil spill in US history.Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the role of Andrea Fleytas, whoRead More
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After much speculation, actor Jack Huston has been confirmed as lead Eric Draven for upcoming “The Crow” remake. Actress Jessica Brown Findlay is also said to be cast as girlfriend Shelly in the film. “The Crow” will be an adaptation of the original graphic novel series, following Draven as he is killed, resurrected by a crow and proceeds to take revenge on his and his girlfriend’s murderers. Previously adapted in a 1994 version starring the late Brandon Lee, this reboot intends to launch a series of films if successful. ProductionRead More
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After working with Ridley Scott on “The Martian,” Kate Mara is reteaming with the filmmaker on another sci-fi tale, this time to be directed by his son, Luke Scott. THR reports Mara is set to topline “Morgan” alongside newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy. The story follows “a corporate risk-management consultant who is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.” Seth Owen wrote the script, which landed on the 2014 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. Mara will next be seen asRead More