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Steven Spielberg has a history of discovering young, untapped talent, and has added another rising actor to the list, joining the likes of Drew Barrymore, Christian Bale and Jeremy Irvine. Ten-year-old newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the lead in the director’s latest, “The BFG,” it was announced this morning. “The BFG,” based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, follows a little orphan girl (Barnhill) who is befriended by a Big Friendly Giant (BFG). Mark Rylance will play the giant. “After a lengthy search, I feelRead More
Disney’s fourth sequel to “Pirates of the Caribbean” has found its new young male lead in Brenton Thwaites, and now he needs a love interest. Variety reports young actresses going in for the female lead role in the film include Kaya Scodelario, Gabriella Wilde, Lucy Boynton, Jenna Thiam and Alexandra Dowling. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” features Thwaites as a young British soldier who must team up with Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) on some new maritime adventure. The actresses in contention will go in for chemistryRead More
Lupita Nyong’o’s first project post Oscar and “Star Wars” may be shaping up to get going. Variety reports David Oyelowo is signing on to star opposite the “12 Years a Slave” star in “Americanah,” based on the acclaimed novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nyong’o is playing the role of Ifemelu, a beautiful and self-assured Nigerian youth who journeys to America, leaving her love, a young man named Obinze (Oyelowo), behind. She “suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something sheRead More

Posted On December 12, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Nicola Peltz Replaces Lily Collins in Untitled Low Riders Film

One “Transformers” star is going to learn about a new kind of vehicle. According to Deadline, Nicola Peltz is joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ upcoming untitled Low Riders project. The film will be set in East Los Angeles and center on the world of lowrider cars. She will be playing Lorelei, a role actress Lily Collins was previously set to play. Demain Bichir is attached as the lead in the film. Eva Longoria was also previously cast. Ricardo de Montreuil will helm the film, which was written by JoshRead More

Posted On December 9, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Edgar Ramirez Boards ‘Joy’ Opposite Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has found a husband! Edgar Ramirez is in talks to play the husband of Lawrence’s character in David O. Russell’s biopic “Joy” according to Variety. The film tells the story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), a Long Island woman who becomes one of the US’ most successful entrepreneurs. The single mother gained notoriety after inventing the Miracle Mop. Ramirez is joining the project as Tony, her then husband. Robert De Niro is also attached as Joy’s father. Ken Mok, John Fox and John Davis are producing the biopic. AnnieRead More
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Two rising stars are joining the ranks of of those starring in young adult adaptations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maika Monroe and Tye Sheridan are in final negotiations of the leads roles in “Tribes of Palos Verdes,” based on Joy Nicholson’s novel of the same name. The story follows Jim (Sheridan) and Medina (Monroe), siblings that leave Michigan to move to the beach. With their mother’s (Jennifer Garner) potential nervous breakdown and their father’s successful surgical career, the teenagers must find their own outlets. Medina turns to surfing inRead More
Jon Snow is about get some unwanted attention. According to Deadline, Kit Harington has been cast as a lead in Xavier Dolan’s English language debut “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.” He will play the titular character, an American movie star who finds himself in the midst of major scandal. His correspondence with a pen pal in England is exposed, it only becomes a story because the boy is 11 years old. The tabloids have a field day, primarily celebrity magazine The Gossip. The editor of the magazine thatRead More
We may have the next dynamic film duo on our hands. Jonah Hill and Miles Telller may be the “Dudes’ in Todd Phillips’ “Arms and the Dudes.” According to The Wrap, Hill is set for one of the leads while Teller is in talks for the other. The film centers on two potheads who win a multi million dollar government contract to supply American allies with weapons. New to arms dealing, things get out of hand when the two realized just how out of their depth they are, as oneRead More
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Several actresses were previously in contention for the titular lead in Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” Netflix series and now Krysten Ritter reportedly has landed the role. “Jessica Jones”, part of a four series deal, follows the superhero who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as she sets her costume aside to start a detective agency. Also being cast for the series is Luke Cage, with Mike Colter (“The Following”) said to be the top choice. Ritter is known for her role as the unfortunate Jane Margolis on “Breaking Bad” and as theRead More
“Bond 24″ is officially on its way and this morning, many new details were revealed. “Spectre” is the official title of the film, which will see Daniel Craig returning as 007, Naomie Harris back as Eve, aka Miss Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw returning as gadget master Q and Ralph Fiennes continuing on as the new M. New additions to the cast include Lea Seydoux as the newest Bond Girl Madeline Swan, first rumored over the summer. Monica Belluci is also on board as another lovely friend or foe for Bond toRead More