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Posted On August 12, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Tom Hiddleston Being Circled for ‘Ben-Hur’

Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being courted for the title role in Timur Bekmambetov‘s upcoming adaptation of “Ben-Hur”. The film, an adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel, follows Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur has he is framed for a crime and sold into slavery. The story was made famous when portrayed by Charlton Heston in the 1959 adaptation. “Ben-Hur” currently has a release date of February 16, 2016. This casting isn’t definite, as Hiddleston is in demand. Best known for his portrayal of Loki in Marvel’s “Avengers” film series, he recently finishedRead More

Posted On August 9, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Elle Fanning Joins Bryan Cranston in ‘Trumbo’

Jay Roach’s Dalton Trumbo biopic “Trumbo” has added Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg, reports Screen Daily. Bryan Cranston stars as the screenwriter and novelist who was sent to prison after refusing to answer questions from Congress’ House UnAmerican Activities Committee. After prison, he worked to end the blacklist once and for all, while writing such classics as “Roman Holiday” under fake names. Fanning will play his daughter. Shooting is set to begin on September 15. Fanning most recently played Sleeping Beauty opposite Angelina Jolie in “Maleficent.”Read More
Screening Of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" Hosted By U2, Anna Wintour And Bob & Harvey Weinstein With Burberry
While it was looking as if Lupita N’yongo would join Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming boxing drama “Southpaw,” Deadline recently reported that Naomie Harris has signed on instead and will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. The story follows a welterweight champion (Gyllenhaal) who, despite cultivating a successful career, suffers from a crumbling personal and family life. Harris will play a social worker named Angela who works with Gyllenhaal’s character and his daughter. Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker also star.  Naomie Harris first gained attention when she joined the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films as theRead More
Lee Pace
Lee Pace is replacing Alex Russell as Bérénice Marlohe‘s co-star for Joe Miale‘s sci-fi thriller “Prisoner of War,” according to Deadline. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, “Prisoner of War” centers on humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Pace will play an American soldier who teams up with Marlohe’s French foreign aid worker in search of refuge. Filming will begin in the fall. Pace, whose breakthrough roles came in the TV Movie “Soldier’s Girl” and the short-lived ABC series “Pushing Daisies,” is now best known to audiences asRead More
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English actress Alice Eve is joining the cast of Ariel Vromen‘s “Criminal,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. She joins a cast that already includes Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gary Oldman. The Millennium Films project, which is written by “Double Jeopardy” screenwriters Douglas Cook and David Weisberg, will revolve around a dead CIA operative’s memories being implanted into a dangerous convict in order to prevent a diabolical plot from being executed. Eve, who made Up and Comers’ Faces to Watch in 2013 list, is best known forRead More
Lea Seydoux James Bond

Posted On August 6, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Léa Seydoux Frontrunner to Play Bond Girl in ‘Bond 24′

French actress Léa Seydoux is reportedly the top choice to star opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film. The aptly nicknamed “Bond 24″ will be the 24th film in the British spy franchise and will see the return of both director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan of “Skyfall.” In addition to Craig as 007, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are all set to reprise their roles as M, Moneypenny and Q, respectively. Details on the Bond girl that Seydoux is being considered for have yetRead More
Theo James
Theo James and Eric Bana are the latest additions to the cast of Jim Sheridan’s “The Secret Scripture,” according to Variety. Based on the 2008 novel by Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture” follows Roseanne McNulty, an elderly woman who has spent over 60 years of her life living in asylums in Ireland. Vanessa Redgrave will play the older Roseanne, while Rooney Mara (who replaced Jessica Chastain) is set to play the younger version of the character. James is boarding the film as a local Catholic priest, while Bana has signedRead More
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Dakota Fanning, 20, is joining the cast of Phillip Noyce‘s “American Pastoral,” according to TheWrap. Based on Philip Roth‘s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “American Pastoral” is set to star Ewan McGregor as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary Newark high school athlete who marries a former Miss New Jersey beauty queen (played by Jennifer Connelly) and inherits his father’s glove factory business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life, however, gets turned upside down when his teenage daughter, Merry (Fanning), decides to rebel with plans of political terrorism set for the Vietnam War. “TheRead More
“Fifty Shades of Grey” doesn’t come out for several more months but Hollywood is clearly high on Jamie Dornan, and he’s not banking on the Twilight fanfiction adaptation to keep him employed, as he’s been booking roles left and right since wrapping. Dornan’s latest, according to Deadline, is a wartime thriller called “The Siege of Jadotville,” in which the Irish actor will play Commandant Pat Quinlan, a real life historical figure. The story is based on the real life 1961 siege “in the Congo after pro-western leader Moise Tshombe tookRead More
Margot Robbie
Australian actress Margot Robbie is reportedly being eyed to join the upcoming Tina Fey comedy “Taliban Shuffle”. The film, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker‘s memoirs, follows her arrival in Kabul,stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Middle East and life as a war correspondent. Barker will be portrayed by Fey, who is also producing alongside Lorne Michaels. With Glenn Ficarra and John Requa on board to direct, this casting is another step in the direction of production getting underway. Robbie garnered critical acclaim and attention for her roleRead More