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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in writer-director Douglas McGrath’s drama “Brooklyn Bridge.” The 24-year-old breakout star of “Short Term 12″ will play Emily, the wife of Washington Roebling, the inexperienced engineer who was left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge following the death of his father. In spite of the dangers of the task at hand (The building took 14 years to build and resulted in 20 deaths!), Washington’s obsession is fully supported by Emily. Ben Kingsley is also aRead More
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Posted On September 15, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Ben Foster Boards Coast Guard Drama ‘The Finest Hours’

Ben Foster is the latest actor to join the fight at sea in “The Finest Hours” according to Variety. The film is based on Michael J. Tougias‘ 2010 book about a real rescue attempt made by the Coast Guard in 1952. After a blizzard destroys two oil tankers, the Coast Guard tries to save the crews of both tankers that were thrown into the sea. Paul Tamsay and Eric Johnson have adapted the tale of heroism for the big screen with Craig Gillespie at the helm. The project is currentlyRead More
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David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis” has added Scoot McNairy to star alongside Sandra Bullock, reports Variety. Based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, “Our Brand Is Crisis” focuses on a group of American political campaign specialists who’s hired to work on the campaign of a controversial South American candidate, exposing the marketing techniques and manipulations that go into elections. George Clooney is producing the film with partner Grant Heslov and filming is slated to begin this fall. McNairy, one of our Breakout Stars ofRead More