Casting Category

English Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly nearing a deal for the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff film. After competing with other actresses including Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), it seems Jones has emerged as the frontrunner for the lead role. Details of the film’s plot are under wraps, but rumors suggest it will involve character Boba Fett. The film is also in need of a lead male, for which Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is rumored to be in consideration.Read More
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One indie drama has lined up quite the cast. The Wrap reports Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan will be the stars of “Two Lovers and A Bear.” The story centers on Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), who both live in a small town near The North Pole. Their town may be in the middle of nowhere, but the two benefit from meeting one another. Kim Nguyen will direct the drama and production is set to begin in March. Maslany is the star of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” which is set to begin airingRead More
One young actor is keeping his momentum going in 2015. The Wrap  reports Logan Lerman is among the actors added to the cast of “The Wife.” The film, based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, follows Close’s Joan Castleman as she leaves her husband (Jonathan Pryce) right before he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Lerman will play their son David. Christian Slater and Frances McDormand have also joined the film. McDormand has been cast as Joan’s mentor while Slater will play the biographer who inspires Joan to leave her husband. BritRead More
One actress is taking a break from the past to join us in the present. “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s financial drama “Money Monster,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars George Clooney as Less Gates, a TV personality who also created a program called Money Monster that made a ridiculous amount of money. His luck quickly runs out when a gunman (Jack O’Connell) holds him and several of Gates’ colleagues hostage demanding celebrity uses the highly publicizes program to get the gunman hisRead More
The highly anticipated all-female “Ghostbusters” has found its ghost-fighting team. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are the actresses in talks for the Paul Feig reboot. The film will follow the team of women who work together to fight ghosts. McCarthy has been in talks for a lead for some time, but has now officially signed on for the film. The other three actress are currently in talks for their roles. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer in New York. This is theRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

‘Independence Day’ Sequel Eyes Liam Hemsworth For Lead

“ID Forever” may have found its star. The Wrap reports Liam Hemsworth is being sought after for the lead role in the long awaited sequel to the 1996 film “Independence Day.” Plot and character details have not been released, but Michael B. Jordan has been rumored to have a role in the film. The film will be helmed by Roland Emmerich. The final script was written by Carter Blanchard, who worked off James Vanderbilt’s original draft. Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser will produce alongside Emmerich. Although star of the original film, WillRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Dave Franco and Emma Roberts to Headline ‘Nerve’

The latest young adult adaptation has found its two leads. Variety reports Dave Franco and Emma Roberts have landed the roles in Lionsgate’s “Nerve.” The film is based on Jeanne Ryan’s novel of the same name. It follows a high school senior, played by Roberts, as she gets involved in a high stakes online game of truth or dare. To make it through she will have to be wary of the anonymous “watchers” steering her however they see fit. Jessica Sharzer adapted the novel, which will be directed by HenryRead More

Posted On January 26, 2015By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Emma Watson Cast in Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Actress Emma Watson has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast” as lead bookworm Belle. Following in the vein of other live-action takes on their animated films such as “Alice in Wonderland” and this year’s “Cinderella”, the film will be directed by Bill Condon (“The Fifth Estate”, “Dreamgirls”). The adaptation was written by Stephen Chbosky who previously worked with Watson on “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Production for the film is set to begin later this year, release date as of yet unannounced. WatsonRead More
After testing for the role, Kaya Scodelario has landed the female lead role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment in the popular Disney pirate franchise. Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, while Scodelario will play opposite Brenton Thwaites, cast as the new male lead in the film. Scodelario chemistry-tested with Thwaites in December and beat out the likes of Gabriella Wilde, Lucy Boynton, Jenna Thiam and Alexandra Dowling for the role, which is still unspecified. Thwaites plays Henry, a BritishRead More
Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Halle Berry may not be reprising their roles in the upcoming X-Men film, but now we know who will play their young counterparts. Director Bryan Singer revealed on his Twitter account that Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp have joined the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner, Sheridan and Shipp will play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. Last year’s “X-Men: Days ofRead More