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Action thriller “For the Dogs” has itself a new title and a new star. Deadline reports the film, now titled “Hunter’s Prayer,” has added Odeya Rush in the female lead role, taking over for the previously cast Emma Roberts, who herself replaced original star Hailee Steinfeld. Jonathan Mostow is directing the film, which sees a teenage girl teaming up with the assassin (Sam Worthington) who was hired to kill her entire family and younger brother to find out who was ultimately responsible. Filming is set to begin in the UKRead More
Indie drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment” has added a plethora of young up and comers, including Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis, “The Maze Runner” star Ki Hong Lee, Aussie actor Jame Frecheville and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” star Johnny Simmons. Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano and Billy Crudup were previously cast as leads in the Kyle Alvarez-directed drama. Crudup plays Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford professor who recruited two dozen students as subjects of a psychological experiment that would be groundbreaking in terms of explaining situationalRead More
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” star India Eisley has been set for the lead role in an indie retelling of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale called “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty,” according to THR. The film is based on the Brothers Grimm classic tale, but will have a “dark, modern twist.” Eisley’s Sleeping Beauty will be named Briar Rose. Pearry Teo, who will direct, told THR, “When working on creating this specific vision of Sleeping Beauty, it’s always been my intention to try something that’s never been seenRead More
Two more rising stars have joined the cast of Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Choice,” with Alexandra Daddario and Maggie Grace also on board along with the previously cast Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Tom Welling. The film, which is set on a small coastal town, follows Travis Parker (Walker) and Gabby Holland (Palmer), neighbors whose love affair is traced over the course of 10 years and plenty of ups and downs. Welling will play Gabby’s boyfriend Ryan, while Grace will play Ryan’s sister. No word yet on who Daddario willRead More
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Actor Tom Welling has landed a lead role in an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Choice”. Directed by Ross Katz, the film follows neighbors in a small coastal North Carolina town who end up pursuing a relationship neither expected. Welling is set to portray Kevin McCarthy, a doctor at his father’s practice. His girlfriend Gabby is played by Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker portrays her neighbor turned more Travis Parker. Tom Wilkinson is also among the cast. “The Choice” is the first independent venture for Nicholas Sparks. Best knownRead More

Posted On October 2, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Daniel Radcliffe Circling ‘Now You See Me 2′

Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of “Now You See Me 2,” a sequel to the successful magic flick “Now You See Me” that followed a skilled team of magicians. Cast members returning to reprise their roles for the sequel include Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Michael Caine as the duped Arthur Tressler. Radcliffe will be playing the part of Tressler’s son. “Now You See Me 2″ is slated for release June 10, 2016 with plans to start production thisRead More
On the heels of a successful theater run for dystopian film “The Maze Runner”, news has been pouring in about the anticipated sequel already in the works. Actors Rosa Salazar and Jacob Lofland are the latest to join the cast of “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The sequel follows those young characters who have escaped the maze and now face a new set of challenges. The newcomers join Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, reprising their roles from the first film. Salazar is setRead More
The next pair of young lovers in Nicholas Sparks’ long canon are ready to step forward, and it was announced today that Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will star in “The Choice,” which will be directed by Ross Katz. Walker and Palmer will play Travis Parker and Gabby Holland, respectively, who first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town — because this is a Nicholas Sparks movie after all. The film will chart the ups and downs in their love affair over the course of ten years. Walker andRead More
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“Orphan Black” actor Jordan Gavaris has been added to the cast of Gus Van Sant‘s “The Sea of Trees”, described as a story of reflection and survival. The film follows two men, American and Japanese, lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji as they search for a way out. With principal photography currently wrapping up, Gavaris joins already cast Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe and Katie Aselton. Gavaris is best known for his portrayal of Tatiana Maslany’s best friend Felix on BBC America’s hit sci-fi drama “Orphan Black,” whichRead More
Matt Bomer

Posted On September 30, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Matt Bomer Joins Ryan Gosling in ‘The Nice Guys’

Matt Bomer has joined the cast of crime thriller “The Nice Guys,” according to Deadline. The film follows a private eye (Ryan Gosling) in the 1970s who is hired to find a girl and ends up uncovering a dangerous conspiracy. Already established cast includes Gosling, Russell Crowe as the gangster who hires the detective, Margaret Qualley as the daughter of a corrupt chief justice and Angourie Rice. Written and directed by Shane Black of “Iron Man 3,” “The Nice Guys” is currently set for a June 17, 2016 release. BomerRead More