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Posted On February 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Gina Carano Boards ‘Deadpool’

One female actor star on the rise has joined Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Carano has signed on for Fox’s Marvel superhero adaptation. The film centers on Reynold’s Deadpool, an assassin who gets superpowers after a procedure intended to cure an illness that does not go as planned. Carano will play comic book character Angel Dust. T.J. Miller also stars. Tim Miller will direct the film being produced Lauren Shuler Donner. After starring in 2011’s “Haywire,” Carano has made quite the name for herself. SheRead More
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The search is over for the new Rick Flagg. Variety reports Joel Kinnaman nabbed the role in “Suicide Squad,” which was previously Tom Hardy’s. “Suicide Squad” follows a team of DC comics villains who work for the government. They take complete each mission hoping for redemption after committing numerous crimes. Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg is the leader of the group. The team of villains will be played by Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith. They will be playing Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, The Joker, Harley Quinn and DeadshotRead More
A long-gestating project may be getting a jumpstart, with a hell of a cast upgrade. TheWrap reports Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to headline sci-fi drama “Passengers,” which now has “The Imitation Game’s” Morten Tyldum attached to direct The story is set aboard a spaceship hurtling through space carrying hundreds of people in a cryogenic sleep. When a man (Pratt) wakes up 97 years before he was supposed to, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger (Lawrence), in order to not be alone for theRead More
Ang Lee made a star out of Suraj Sharma with “Life of Pi,” and the director is on the hunt for his next discovery. Deadline reports four young actors are on Lee’s shortlist for his next film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” based on the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain. Billy Howle, Jack ReynorJoe Cole and Taron Egerton are up for the titular role in the wartime drama. Billy Lynn is a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act,Read More
Luke Evans is going behind bars for his next role. He will star in thriller “Three Seconds” for “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst, it was announced this morning. “Three Seconds” will be up for sale at the Berlin Film Market, and is based on a bestselling novel of the same name. Evans will play an FBI agent who is forced to go undercover in a maximum security prison. When his cover is blown and he’s abandoned by his employers, he must figure out a way to break out or dieRead More
Sherlock has been replaces with…a biker apparently. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Charlie Hunnam as been cast in “The Lost City of Z,” in a role Benedict Cumberbatch was previously attached to play. The film, an adaptation of David Grann’s novel, follows Colonel Percy Harrison (Hunnam) on his last adventure into the Amazon. The English solider became an explorer and developed an obssession with discovering an anicnet civilization he is determined to prove lived in the Amazon. After the failure of several funded expeditions, Harrison decides to pay for one last adventureRead More
English Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly nearing a deal for the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff film. After competing with other actresses including Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), it seems Jones has emerged as the frontrunner for the lead role. Details of the film’s plot are under wraps, but rumors suggest it will involve character Boba Fett. The film is also in need of a lead male, for which Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is rumored to be in consideration.Read More
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One indie drama has lined up quite the cast. The Wrap reports Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan will be the stars of “Two Lovers and A Bear.” The story centers on Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), who both live in a small town near The North Pole. Their town may be in the middle of nowhere, but the two benefit from meeting one another. Kim Nguyen will direct the drama and production is set to begin in March. Maslany is the star of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” which is set to begin airingRead More
One young actor is keeping his momentum going in 2015. The Wrap  reports Logan Lerman is among the actors added to the cast of “The Wife.” The film, based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, follows Close’s Joan Castleman as she leaves her husband (Jonathan Pryce) right before he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Lerman will play their son David. Christian Slater and Frances McDormand have also joined the film. McDormand has been cast as Joan’s mentor while Slater will play the biographer who inspires Joan to leave her husband. BritRead More
One actress is taking a break from the past to join us in the present. “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s financial drama “Money Monster,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars George Clooney as Less Gates, a TV personality who also created a program called Money Monster that made a ridiculous amount of money. His luck quickly runs out when a gunman (Jack O’Connell) holds him and several of Gates’ colleagues hostage demanding celebrity uses the highly publicizes program to get the gunman hisRead More