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Jack O’Connell is in talks for Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster,” which has George Clooney set to star, according to TheWrap. Julia Roberts is also in talks to join the all-star cast. The financial thriller follows Clooney’s character, a bombastic host of a TV show called “Money Monster,” which offers advice to viewers. O’Connell plays a loose cannon whose pushed to the edge and decides to take Clooney’s character hostage on-air in order to force a stock to rise and expose how the financial market is manipulated and everyday peopleRead More
Jai Courtney has landed yet another major blockbuster. Variety reports the “Divergent” and “Terminator: Genysis” star is in talks to star in Warner Bros’ DC comic book adaptation “Suicide Squad.” Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all in talks to star in the film, which follows a bunch of DC supervillains forced to carry out black-ops missions for the good guys – led by Amanda Walker – in exchange for shortened sentences. Leto is in talks for the role of Joker, while Robbie is lining upRead More
Armie Hammer
Rising star Nate Parker is set to make his directorial debut, and has now cast fellow up and comer Armie Hammer to join him to co-star in “Birth of a Nation,” according to Deadline. “Birth of a Nation” is the biopic of Nat Turner, an African-American slave turned revolutionary who eventually led a rebellion in 1813 to free fellow slaves that left over 60 white men, women and children dead. Turner was ultimately captured, arrested and hanged for his crimes but his controversial legacy has remained. Hammer will play SamuelRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Anna Kendrick Joins Ben Affleck in ‘The Accountant’

Anna Kendrick is reportedly in early negotiations to star in thriller “The Accountant” opposite Ben Affleck. The film follows an accountant (Affleck) who moonlights as an assassin. The film is set to be helmed by Gavin O’Connor, picked up by Warner Bros. J.K. Simmons also recently joined the cast of the film. Negotiations are early in the process for Kendrick, and it’s unknown what role she would play if finalized. Kendrick is a busy actress, having just completed work on aca-sequel “Pitch Perfect 2″ and romantic drama “Digging for Fire”.Read More
Actress Ella Purnell is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. Helmed by Tim Burton, the film is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. The story follows a boy who finds himself on an island where he meets a group of orphans with special powers. He must help protect the group from the creatures out to destroy them. Asa Butterfield, as previously reported, is set to take the lead role while Eva Green plays the titular part of guardian Miss Peregrine. ProductionRead More
A long-gestating indie dramedy is popping up again, with a brand new creative team in place. Miles Teller will star in and Marc Webb will direct “The Only Living Boy in New York,” according to Variety. Back in 2011, the project was first announced with Logan Lerman to star and Seth Gordon attached to direct. The story remains the same: A young man discovers his father is having an affair and tries to put a stop to it — only to end up becoming involved with the woman himself. AllanRead More
Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn have been set to star in indie drama “Blackbird,” which will mark the screen directorial debut of theater director Benedict Andrews. “Blackbird” is about two people whose lives are turned upside down when they reunite years after an affair. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office, and they are forced to revisit their relationship. Ray has made a new life for himself. Una is looking for answers. What follows in this emotional thriller is an unflinching excavation of damagedRead More
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Posted On November 2, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Charlie Hunnam Lands Lead in ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Jax Teller goes to prison again… well, kind of. “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Humman is set to star in “A Prayer Before Dawn,” the true life story of Billy Moore, according to Variety. The film focuses on Moore’s time in Klong Prem, Thailand’s most vicious prison. While in prison, he discovers Muay Thai Boxing and decides to fight for his freedom and redemption. Jean-Stephane Sauvaire will direct the film while Nick Saltrese adapted the screenplay from Moore’s book. T The film will be being shooting next summer. Hunnam isRead More
"Get On Up" New York Premiere - Arrivals
Actor Chadwick Boseman (“42”, “Get On Up”) has officially been revealed as the star of Marvel’s “Black Panther” as part of the company’s big announcement today. The film was described by Kevin Feige as “about how this isolationist country of Wakanda needs to meet the world.” A release date of November 3, 2017 for the film was also announced, along with dates and titles for Marvel’s upcoming slated projects. “Captain America: Civil War” is set for May 6, 2016. “Doctor Strange”, which made news yesterday with the notion that actorRead More
Actors Lily James and Sam Claflin are circling starring roles in film “Their Finest Hour and a Half”. The story follows the misadventures of a British movie crew as they attempt to make a film for boosting morale during World War II. Based on the novel by Lissa Evans, the film is set to be helmed by Danish director Lone Scherfig. This would be Claflin’s second time working with Scherfig, with production set for next summer in 2015. James is known for her television roles as Lady Rose MacClare onRead More