Casting Category

Sarah Gadon has been cast as the female lead in supernatural “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” opposite Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul, according to Deadline. The film follows Louis Drax, a young boy that has a nearly fatal fall on his ninth birthday. The young boy’s psychologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) investigates the event and finds a mystery that challenges his previous notions of reality. Gadon will play Natalie, Louis’ mother, opposite Paul as Louis’ father. “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” is based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the sameRead More
Actor Asa Butterfield is reportedly under consideration for a starring role in Tim Burton‘s upcoming “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. The film will be an adaptation of Ransom Riggs‘ novel which follows a teenager as he helps protect a group of orphans with special powers from the creatures trying to get them. Butterfield would be playing the role of Jacob Portman, who seeks the truth following his grandfather’s murder by a vicious creature he thought imaginary. He is soon introduced to Miss Peregrine, guardian of the group, set toRead More
Supernatural thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” has added Aaron Paul to the cast. Paul joins the previously cast Jamie Dornan in the film directed by Alexandre Aja. The film will follow Louis Drax, who has a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. Paul will play Louis’ father, who’s under suspicion as the fall is investigated. Dornan will play Dr. Allan Pascal, who investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fall. Filming begins next month in Vancouver. Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s “BreakingRead More

Posted On September 20, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Amber Heard Joins Channing Tatum in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Amber Heard is joining the cast of “Magic Mike XXL” opposite returning players Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Pettyfer, according to TheWrap. There are no details on her character yet, but her role is considered a lead. The sequel to the 2012 stripper drama will follow the group of male strippers on the road, which is very different from the club setting of the first film. The film series is based on Channing Tatum’s days as a stripper. The actress is not the only new addition to film.Read More

Posted On September 18, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Kate Mara Offered ‘The Martian’ Opposite Matt Damon

“House of Cards” star and future Invisible Woman Kate Mara has been offered one of the lead roles in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi actioner “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, according to Deadline. The adaptation of Andy Weir’s book follows Damon as an astronaut who is stranded alone on Mars after an accident and must survive long enough in order to be rescued. Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig were all previously linked to the project, though it’s unclear which of them are still involved or what roles they would play.Read More

Posted On September 17, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Jack Huston Lands Lead in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

“Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston has been set as the star of Paramount’s remake of “Ben-Hur,” according to Deadline. The remake, to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov, focuses on a parallel story of Jesus Christ focusing on best friends Judah Ben-Hur (Huston), a Jewish prince, and Messala, a Roman tribune. After leaving to Rome to get an education, Messala comes back a stranger to his childhood friend. When an accident occurs at Judah’s home, Messala use the opportunity to stab his friend in the back. The betrayal ends with JudahRead More
“The Leftovers” actress Margaret Qualley has booked her first major film role in Warner Bros.’ “The Nice Guys” opposite Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, according to Variety. Shane Black is directing the crime drama, set in 1970s Los Angeles. “The Nice Guys” follows Holland March (Gosling), a detective who has fallen on hard times, and his hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe), as they work together on a case that leads to a conspiracy involving some powerful people. Qualley is coming off of her first season on “The Leftovers” playing daughterRead More
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

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
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