Casting Category

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According to The Wrap, Cara Delevingne has been cast in the film adaptation of “Paper Towns.” Delevingne will play the female lead, Margo, opposite Nat Wolff. Wolff’s character is named Quentin, a boy searching for the girl next door after coming across clues to her disappearance. “Paper Towns” is based on John Green’s novel of the same name with the screenplay being written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Jake Schreier is set to direct the film. This is not the first time Green, Neustadter and Weber have workedRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Mackenzie Davis Joins Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’

Rising actress Mackenzie Davis has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” as well as indies “A Country Called Home” and “Always Shine,” according to The Wrap. “The Martian” will star Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars who has to survive long enough to return to Earth. Jessica Chastain will star opposite Damon. There are no details on the characters Chastain and Davis are playing, Davis’ role is described as “small, but crucial.” The film is adapted from a popular e-book written by Andy Weir. Davis isRead More
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King Kong origin film “Skull Island” has cast Tom Hiddleston in the lead role, with “Kings of Summer” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts stepping behind the camera, it was announced today. Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside thisRead More
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Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in writer-director Douglas McGrath’s drama “Brooklyn Bridge.” The 24-year-old breakout star of “Short Term 12″ will play Emily, the wife of Washington Roebling, the inexperienced engineer who was left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge following the death of his father. In spite of the dangers of the task at hand (The building took 14 years to build and resulted in 20 deaths!), Washington’s obsession is fully supported by Emily. Ben Kingsley is also aRead More
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Posted On September 15, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Ben Foster Boards Coast Guard Drama ‘The Finest Hours’

Ben Foster is the latest actor to join the fight at sea in “The Finest Hours” according to Variety. The film is based on Michael J. Tougias‘ 2010 book about a real rescue attempt made by the Coast Guard in 1952. After a blizzard destroys two oil tankers, the Coast Guard tries to save the crews of both tankers that were thrown into the sea. Paul Tamsay and Eric Johnson have adapted the tale of heroism for the big screen with Craig Gillespie at the helm. The project is currentlyRead More
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David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis” has added Scoot McNairy to star alongside Sandra Bullock, reports Variety. Based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, “Our Brand Is Crisis” focuses on a group of American political campaign specialists who’s hired to work on the campaign of a controversial South American candidate, exposing the marketing techniques and manipulations that go into elections. George Clooney is producing the film with partner Grant Heslov and filming is slated to begin this fall. McNairy, one of our Breakout Stars ofRead More
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Wyatt Russell, Blake Jenner and Tyler Hoechlin have been offered the lead roles in Richard Linklater’s next film, a baseball-centric college drama called “That’s What I’m Talking About,” according to Deadline. The film is said to be similar to Linklater’s classic stoner comedy “Dazed and Confused.” It’s set in the 1980s and follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house on his college campus and has fraternity-like party-hard experiences with his new teammates. “That’s What I’m Talking About” will be Linklater’s first film since “Boyhood,” the groundbreaking dramaRead More
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Posted On September 12, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara to Star in Musical ‘Ziggy’

Actors Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are set to get musical in the upcoming period picture “Ziggy”. The directorial debut of Baz Luhrmann protégé Diesel Schwarze, “Ziggy” follows the rise and fall of a hunchback escape artist (DeHaan) who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s. He falls in love with a woman (Mara) who happens to be the fiancée of a powerful media mogul. The unique project is ambitious, with producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid on board to develop original contemporary music forRead More
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Theo James, 29, will be exposing his fangs once more in the fifth “Underworld” film for Lakeshore Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. James, who first played the role of the vampire David in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening,” will return as the lead (and presumably as the same character) in the new film, which is set to expand the already existing universe rather than rebooting it. Sources also tell THR that James will be joined alongside two new female characters, the casting for which is underway. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg andRead More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Elizabeth Olsen Joins Tom Hiddleston in ‘I Saw The Light’

Elizabeth Olsen will play Hank Williams’ wife Audrey Mae in his biopic, “I Saw The Light,” which stars Tom Hiddleston. Williams was a musician from Alabama who had many hits starting in the 1950s. His breakout song was “Move It on Over,” with other popular songs including “Lovesick Blues” and “Lost Highway.” As a result of his alcohol and prescription drug addiction he died of heart failure at the very young age of 29. Marc Abraham‘s will direct a script he wrote that is based on a book about Williams’ life called “HankRead More