Casting Category

Posted On November 2, 2010By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Crowe’s ‘Zoo’?

 Cameron Crowe is searching for a female lead to star alongside Matt Damon in “We Bought A Zoo”, and included on his shortlist? Star of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Deadline is reporting that also on the shortlist are Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams and Rachel McAdams. But Winstead, who is in the soon-to-hit-screens remake of ‘The Thing’  has become much more of a household name following her star turn opposite Michael Cera in Edgar Wright’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’. Could a role in “We Bought A Zoo”,Read More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Tamara ManneIn Casting

Joel Edgerton in ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’

Joel Edgerton, who starred earlier this year in the award-winning Australian film Animal Kingdom, has landed his next role. He’ll star opposite Jennifer Garner in a modern day fable based on a story by Ahmet Zappa. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, by director Pete Hedges, is centered around a child-prodigy musician and his parents (Edgerton and Garner). According to The Hollywood Reporter, other names considered for the role included Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix. Edgerton has recently completed Gavin O’connor’s dark drama Warrior, and starred with Mary Elizabeth WinsteadRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Jamie Chung joins “Hangover Part II”

Jamie Chung has joined the ensemble cast of “The Hangover Part II”. She will play the fiance of Stu, the character played by Ed Helms. The entire cast from the first film will be returning, minus Heather Graham, so it might be logical to conclude Chung will fill a similar role in the sequel. The 27-year-old Chung has come a long way since breaking into the industry as a cast member on the MTV reality series “The Real World” in 2004. She followed up the MTV stint with supporting rolesRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

All the usual suspects up for “Gatsby”‘s Daisy

A slew of Hollywood’s current go-to young actresses are being considered for the pivotal role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s next film project, “The Great Gatsby”, based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. Deadline Hollywood reports that those in the running include Keira Knightley, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Amanda Seyfried. Pretty much all the names one would expect to be on a list for such a role. Lurhmann recently work shopped the project with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Hall, and whileRead More

Posted On November 1, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Alex Pettyfer joins the cast of “NOW”

Quickly becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood, 20-year-old British import Alex Pettyfer has been cast opposite Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in Andrew Nicholls’ “NOW”, formerly “im.mortal.” Matthew Bomer of TV’s “White Collar” has also joined the cast, according to Deadline Hollywood. The sci-fi thriller, which also stars Olivia Wilde and Cillian Murphy, is set in a future where aging stops at 25 and currency is measured in units of time, where the rich live forever and the poor fight to survive. Pettyfer burst onto the scene out of nowhere,Read More