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John Magaro has joined Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Todd Haynes-directed 1950s-set lesbian romance drama “Carol,” according to The Wrap. “Carol” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” which follows a young woman named Therese Belivet (Mara) as she encounters and falls in love with a soon-to-be divorced suburban housewife named Carol (Blanchett). Magaro will play the role of Dannie, a New York Times writer who has an “artistic spirit” that Therese relates to for being “a bit different from the rest of theRead More
Noomi Rapace
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, 34, is in talks to take the leading role in Mikael Hafstrom-spy thriller “Unlocked,” according to a report by Deadline. “Unlocked” centers on a female CIA interrogator who becomes involved in a plot to launch a biological attack in London after being deceived into allowing a terrorist to provide important information to the wrong side. The script was written by Peter O’Brien and was among the top unproduced screenplays in the 2008 Black List. It went on to be picked up by Warner Bros. in 2010,Read More
“Blue is the Warmest Color” breakout star Adele Exarchopoulos has been cast in a “small role” in Sean Penn’s next film, according to the actress herself at an awards ceremony yesterday. She confirmed the weeks-long rumor, kicked off when the duo were photographed together in Paris last month, to RTL. The unnamed film is unlikely to be Penn’s long-gestating “The Comedian,” last reported to star Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig. This new drama will film this summer in South Africa, and will revolve around the refugee camps in SudanRead More
Carmen Ejogo is currently in talks to join Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma” to portray Coretta Scott King, according to THR. Ejogo will join the project with the previously cast David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. and Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Ava DuVernay is directing. “Selma” will detail the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in order to gain voting rights, only to be beaten back by police. It took marchers three attempts to make the journey as their numbers grew. Coretta Scott,Read More
Forget May 14th, it appears JJ Abrams is even sneakier than we originally thought, and “Star Wars: Episode VII” is actually already filming, according to Disney chief Alan Horn. Horn revealed the surprising new info during an interview in front of students at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles over the weekend. Additionally, casting on the film – which we still have zero official confirmation on – is just about done too: “We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” says Horn.Read More
Chiwetel Ejiofor could be following up his first Oscar nomination with a major role in an iconic franchise, with The Wrap reporting the “12 Years a Slave” star has emerged as the frontrunner to play the main villain in the next James Bond film – “Bond 24″ for now – opposite Daniel Craig’s 007. There’s no word yet on who he may play. Ejiofor does not have an official offer and no negotiations have begun yet, but wouldn’t it be great if this ends up happening? Sam Mendes is returningRead More
Michelle Monaghan reports that Michelle Monaghan, 38, has joined the cast of the Chris Columbus-directed action adventure film “Pixels,” which will see popular video game characters of the 1980s being reincarnated on the big screen. “Pixels” is based on a 2010 internet short, which will “tell what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (Kevin James) turns to his childhood bestRead More

Posted On April 3, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Katie McGrath Joins ‘Jurassic World’

“Merlin” and “Dracula” alum Katie McGrath will give contemporary settings a try as THR reports she has joined the cast of “Jurassic World,” along with Judy Greer and Lauren Lapkus. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were previously cast as the leads of Colin Trevorrow’s reboot of the classic Steven Spielberg dinosaur franchise, along with Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Ifran Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong. There are no in depth plot details, but “Jurassic World” has long been rumored to take place years after the events ofRead More
A project we’ve long, long had an eye on may finally be making it into production after all. “Girls’ Night Out,” a historical drama following young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, now has a new cast and begins shooting next week, according to The Daily Mail. Dakota Fanning had once been attached, Alexandra Roach too, and Juno Temple, but none of those girls will be in the film now. Instead, it’s Sarah Gadon who will play Princess Elizabeth, while British newcomer Bel Powley will take on Princess Margaret. Additionally, Jack ReynorRead More
“300: Rise of an Empire” star Callan Mulvey and “The Wolverine” star Tao Okamoto have joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman-Superman-centric “Man of Steel” sequel, which has been working under the title “Batman Vs Superman.” Holly Hunter has also joined the cast today. The three newcomers to the film will be playing “newly created” characters, though I’m sure the possibility is still there that they could turn out to be familiar to comic book readers. Henry Cavill is returning to play Clark Kent, aka Superman, Ben Affleck isRead More