Casting Category


Posted On March 15, 2016By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

‘Star Wars’ Young ‘Han Solo’ Shortlist Revealed

Disney is closing in on the lead actor for the upcoming Han Solo “Stars Wars” spinoff. According to The Hollywood Reporter Taron Egerton, Alden Ehrenreich and Jack Reynor are what remain of the short list after testing occurred in London. Finding the young man to take on a role made famous by Harrison Ford was no simple task. The highly sought after role brought 2,500 actors into the mix throughout the casting process. The actor who nabs the role will star in a “Star Wars” spinoff set for 2018. Phil LordRead More
Tye Sheridan

Posted On February 27, 2016By Linda GeIn Casting

Tye Sheridan Lands ‘Ready Player One’ Lead

“X-Men: Apocalypse” star Tye Sheridan has landed the lead role of Wade in Steve Spielberg’s adaptation of “Ready Player One.” The film is based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, which is set in a futuristic society where most of the population live in squalor but spend most of their time in a virtual reality. Sheridan will play the role of Wade, who sets off on a treasure hunt along with the rest of the population put on by the mysterious inventor of the VR environment they logRead More
Fresh off her second Oscar nomination, Saoirse Ronan has signed on for her latest project, starring in Greta Gerwig’s writing and directorial debut, “Lady Bird.” Deadline reports that plot details are sparse, but Ronan will play a high school student who is spending her last year at home in Sacramento, CA. Ronan was just nominated for Best Actress for her work in John Crowley’s “Brooklyn” (our #1 movie of 2015. She is making her Broadway debut this spring in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Gerwig is known for roles in NoahRead More

Posted On November 18, 2015By Linda GeIn Casting

Nat Wolff to Star in Indie Thriller ‘Rosy’

Nat Wolff has found something darker to follow up his back to back turns in John Green adaptations “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns.” Deadline reports Wolff will play the lead role in indie thriller “Rosy,” which will be directed by Jessica Manafort. Wolff will play Doug, a lonely young guy who kidnaps a struggling actress named Rosy. He gets the tables turned on him when it turns out she’s more than he can handle. Wolff most recently appeared in comedy “The Intern” opposite Anne Hathaway and RobertRead More
Emma Stone is following in Jennifer Lawrence’s footsteps and will star in an adaptation of “Silver Linings Playbook” author Matthew Quick’s new novel, “Love May Fail.” Stone will play Portia Kane, who moves back to her hometown after finding out her husband was cheating on her. There she reconnects with an old high school classmate and sets out on a quest to clear the name of her beloved English teacher. Mike White adapted the novel for the big screen but there is no director attached to the film yet. Quick’sRead More
“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