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Lea Seydoux James Bond

Posted On August 6, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Léa Seydoux Frontrunner to Play Bond Girl in ‘Bond 24′

French actress Léa Seydoux is reportedly the top choice to star opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film. The aptly nicknamed “Bond 24″ will be the 24th film in the British spy franchise and will see the return of both director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan of “Skyfall.” In addition to Craig as 007, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are all set to reprise their roles as M, Moneypenny and Q, respectively. Details on the Bond girl that Seydoux is being considered for have yetRead More
Theo James
Theo James and Eric Bana are the latest additions to the cast of Jim Sheridan’s “The Secret Scripture,” according to Variety. Based on the 2008 novel by Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture” follows Roseanne McNulty, an elderly woman who has spent over 60 years of her life living in asylums in Ireland. Vanessa Redgrave will play the older Roseanne, while Rooney Mara (who replaced Jessica Chastain) is set to play the younger version of the character. James is boarding the film as a local Catholic priest, while Bana has signedRead More
Dakota Fanning 4
Dakota Fanning, 20, is joining the cast of Phillip Noyce‘s “American Pastoral,” according to TheWrap. Based on Philip Roth‘s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “American Pastoral” is set to star Ewan McGregor as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary Newark high school athlete who marries a former Miss New Jersey beauty queen (played by Jennifer Connelly) and inherits his father’s glove factory business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life, however, gets turned upside down when his teenage daughter, Merry (Fanning), decides to rebel with plans of political terrorism set for the Vietnam War. “TheRead More
“Fifty Shades of Grey” doesn’t come out for several more months but Hollywood is clearly high on Jamie Dornan, and he’s not banking on the Twilight fanfiction adaptation to keep him employed, as he’s been booking roles left and right since wrapping. Dornan’s latest, according to Deadline, is a wartime thriller called “The Siege of Jadotville,” in which the Irish actor will play Commandant Pat Quinlan, a real life historical figure. The story is based on the real life 1961 siege “in the Congo after pro-western leader Moise Tshombe tookRead More
Margot Robbie
Australian actress Margot Robbie is reportedly being eyed to join the upcoming Tina Fey comedy “Taliban Shuffle”. The film, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker‘s memoirs, follows her arrival in Kabul,stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Middle East and life as a war correspondent. Barker will be portrayed by Fey, who is also producing alongside Lorne Michaels. With Glenn Ficarra and John Requa on board to direct, this casting is another step in the direction of production getting underway. Robbie garnered critical acclaim and attention for her roleRead More
Elle Fanning All the Bright Places
Elle Fanning, 16, is attached to star in the forthcoming adaptation of “All the Bright Places,” according to Variety. Jennifer Niven‘s debut young adult novel — which won’t be released until January 6, 2015 — is being brought to the big screen by producing team Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan (“Nim’s Island”, “Delirium”). It is a love story that follows Violet (Fanning), a girl who “learns to live” from Finch, a boy who intends to die. When the two meet at the bell tower of their school, they quickly bondRead More
Taylor Kitsch 2

Posted On August 4, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Taylor Kitsch Offered Lead in ‘The Raid’ Remake

TheWrap reports that Screen Gems has offered Taylor Kitsch, 33, the lead role in Patrick Hughes‘ English-language remake of “The Raid.” Gareth Evans‘ original 2011 film — titled “The Raid: Redemption” — followed an Indonesian S.W.A.T. team, led by Iko Uwais‘ Rama, who are trapped in a building that is run by a mobster. The remake is written by Brad Ingelsby (“Run All Night”) and is set for a January 2015 start date. Kitsch, who is in talks to play one of the leads on the second season of HBO’sRead More
Sam Riley Bella Lily
Seth Grahame-Smith’s gory twist on an 1813 Jane Austen classic is finally heading to the big screen. Deadline reports that Sam Riley, Lily James and Bella Heathcote are set to star in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Burr Steers (“Charlie St. Cloud”) will direct a screenplay he co-wrote with David O. Russell based on the 2009 Gahame-Smith book, which tells the familiar story of romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, but with a catch: it’s set in a zombie-plagued village. Riley has landed the role of Mr. Darcy, JamesRead More
Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton have signed on to star in UK indie “A Hundred Streets,” according to Deadline. The film is about “four people with extraordinary stories that are all lived out within a square mile in contemporary London.” Elba and Arterton play an estranged married couple. He’s an ex-rugby player and she’s a miserable housewife. Adam Bakri will play a rich playboy whose life is turned upside down with the reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and Franz Drameh will play a drug dealer who strikes up an unlikely friendshipRead More
German premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro
Model Emily Ratajkowski and Zac Efron are set to star together in upcoming film “We Are Your Friends,” the directorial debut of Max Joseph, co-star of MTV’S “Catfish” series. According to Deadline, the film follows a 23-year-old DJ named Cole through the worlds of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife as he spends his days scheming with childhood friends and nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Things become complicated when Cole is taken under the wing of older DJ James, and begins to fall for James’s girlfriend, Sophie.Read More