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Alicia Vikander has become so in demand that she may already be dropping out of a hot property she only recently signed on to. But her loss may be Emma Watson’s gain. Deadline reports Vikander is likely out of the lead role in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” and an offer has been made to Watson to replace her. In the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ best-selling novel, Tom Hanks also stars in the technological thriller set at a fictional company loosely based on Google. If the new deal makes, Watson wouldRead More
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has nabbed two stars of the upcoming “Pan” for his next film. According to Variety Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackson are set to star in “Collateral Beauty.” The film is set in a New York advertising agency and follows a man as he spirals into depression, which is the result of a severe tragedy. The original screenplay was written by Allan Loeb. Gomez-Rejon is coming off the very successful Sundance film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The film won both the audience award and grad prize at the festivalRead More
Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been set as the leads in Luc Besson’s next film, a sci-fi thriller called “Valerian,” the director announced on Twitter. The story was first published in 1967 in France as “Valerian and Laureline,” and will follow DeHaan and Delevingne as a spacetime-traveling agent and his female counterpart. The series was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Mazieres has history with Besson, having acted as a concept designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” The film will begin shooting in December and will be releasedRead More
Alicia Vikander has been set to play the lead role in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” based on the Dave Eggers 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, according to THR. Tom Hanks also stars in the technological thriller set at a fictional company loosely based on Google. Vikander will play Mae, a recent graduate who thinks she’s landed her dream job when she’s hired by The Circle, the tech company owned by Hanks’ character. Soon, inevitably, she discovers things are not as they seem. Vikander broke out in 2012 withRead More
Pennywise is back with a vengeance and this time around he will be a bit younger. Will Poulter will star in the Cary Fukunaga directed remake of “It,” according to Variety. The film is based on a Stephen King novel about a group of outcasts who fight the evil monster terrorizing their town. Poulter will play said evil monster, who uses clown disguise to entice his victims, in the two film series. To accommodate the size of the horror tale the first will feature the central characters as children while the secondRead More
Marvel dropped the well received bomb that Spider-Man would be entering its Cinematic Universe and now we know who may be playing the webslinger. The Wrap has reported the shortlist of talented young actors being considered for the role. Asa Butterfield, Timothee Chalamet, Tom Holland, Liam James and Nat Wolff are the actors revealed to be on the shortlist. Others may be considered and these actors have not been officially been brought in to test for the role, but they are considered to be strong contenders. In the next couple of weeks,Read More
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may finally reunite for their third movie together. According to Deadline, the two are circling the lead roles in Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” a musical romance set in Los Angeles. “La La Land” is described as a “two-hander that follows a pair of dreamers — aspiring actress Mia, who’s lonely desperate to fit in, and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian — who fall in love in Los Angeles. However, the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discoverRead More
After an award winning turn as Stephen Hawkins, Eddie Redmayne may be joining a major magical franchise. Variety reports the actor is the frontrunner for the starring role in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The “Harry Potter” spinoff is set about 70 years before Harry headed to Hogwarts and is based on a magical textbook titled “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The series, which will be at least a trilogy, follows the author of the textbook named Newt Scamander and his adventures. Nicholas Hoult was another nameRead More
Rising star Dylan O’Brien has lined up his next film role. According to Deadline the actor is circling a role in true-life disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon.” The film is based on the 2010 BP oil-rig explosion. The incident resulted in 11 people dead and oil spilling into the Gulf Of Mexico for 87 days. O’Brien will play crew member Caleb Holloway. He was the youngest to survive, but Caleb was not unscathed. Losing most of his crew negatively effected the young man. Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez and Kurt Russell also star. PeterRead More

Posted On April 7, 2015By Linda GeIn Casting

Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’

The Weinstein Company have added Rooney Mara to star with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in their true-life tale “Lion,” according to THR. Based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, the film follows Brierley as a young boy who got on the wrong train in his native country India and ultimately ended up thousands of miles away. He’s adopted by an Australian couple, but eventually finds his way home with a little help from Google Earth. Filming is currently underway and will soon move to AustraliaRead More