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Ashley Benson
The Wrap reports that “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson, 24, has joined the cast of Chris Columbus‘ “Pixels” as Lady Lisa, a “beautiful warrior from the fictional ’80s video game Dojo Quest.” Filming is now underway in Toronto for Sony’s Adam Sandler-led action-comedy — due in theaters on March 15, 2015 — which is based on the 2010 short film by Patrick Jean about ’80s videos game characters like PacMan and Space Invaders taking over New York City. Sandler stars as Sam Brenner, an ’80s video game champion whoRead More
annasophia-robb
“The Carrie Diaries” star AnnaSophia Robb has joined Famke Janssen in leading indie drama “Jack of the Red Hearts,” which is now filming, reports Deadline. Production is now underway in New York under the direction of Janet Grillo. The indie drama follows Robb as a teenage con artist who tricks the mother (Janssen) of an autistic daughter into hiring her as a live-in companion. Sounds like this is quite a far cry from the wide-eyed teenage Carrie Bradshaw of Robb’s CW days. Robb played the high school version of theRead More
5th wave

Posted On June 27, 2014By Brittney SeegersIn Casting

Nick Robinson and Alex Roe Join ‘The 5th Wave’

The film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s “The 5th Wave” has found its leading men in Nick Robinson and Alex Roe. The two will be joining the previously announced Chloe Moretz in the franchise hopeful, THR reports. “The 5th Wave” follows Moretz’s Cassie, a 16 year old girl who is one of the earth’s few survivors after an alien invasion wipes out almost the entire population. When her little brother is taken away, Cassie starts on a journey to find him. However, it wouldn’t be a YA film without a love interest,Read More
luke-evans

Posted On June 26, 2014By Brittney SeegersIn Casting

Luke Evans Joins the Cast of ‘High-Rise’

Luke Evans, along with Elisabeth Moss, has joined the cast of Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise,” Variety reports. The duo join a star-studded cast including Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, and James Purefoy. “High-Rise” focuses on those involved with a residential tower built as a solution to the problems facing London at the time. Nothing is known about Evans’ role in the film, but Hiddleston will be playing Robert Laing, a doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, Anthony Royal (Irons). Miller plays Charlotte, Royal’s aide who strikes up aRead More
Scott McNairy
Deadline reports that Scoot McNairy, 36, has joined the cast of Zack Snyder‘s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in an undisclosed role. The Chris Terrio-scripted “Man of Steel” sequel, which also sets up the “Justice League,” already includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor — as well as Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, both of whom reprise their roles as Superman and Lois Lane, respectively. Filming is underway for a May 6, 2016 due date. McNairy, whoRead More
Will Poulter

Posted On June 26, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Will Poulter Joins ‘The Revenant’

Will Poulter, 20, is in negotiations to join the cast of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s revenge thriller “The Revenant,” according to The Wrap. Based on the 2003 novel by Michael Punke, the Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith-scripted “The Revenant” recounts the story of Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), an 1820s fur trapper who seeks revenge after his peers — John Fitzgerald and Jim Bridger — rob him of his possessions and leave him to die of wounds inflicted by a grizzly bear attack. Poulter is likely set for the roleRead More
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Rooney Mara is taking the next step in her rising career, and will try her hand at producing. She is joining forces with AnnaPurna Pictures and super producer Megan Ellison to produce as a starring vehicle for herself the Somalia kidnap drama “A House in the Sky.” The film will be based on Amanda Lindhout’s own experience being kidnapped by a Somali terrorist group in 2008, as detailed in her memoir of the same name, “A House in the Sky.” Lindhout had been in Somalia for 4 days before beingRead More
Jack Reynor to star in "Transformers 4." ©Paramount Pictures.
Relativity has set sight on young actor Jack Reynor to lead their film set to tell the story of baseball slugger Josh Hamilton. The story will draw from Hamilton’s book “Beyond Belief: Finding The Strength To Come Back”, following his path from deep within drug and alcohol addiction to becoming the sports superstar he is now, playing for the Los Angeles Angels. The inspirational story is set to be both written and directed by Casey Affleck (“I’m Still Here”), who seems to want Reynor for the role, despite numerous youngRead More
WarGames Ansel Elgort Tye Sheridan
The Wrap reports that Ansel Elgort, 20, and Tye Sheridan, 17, are two names on the “WarGames” remake shortlist. The original 1983 film by John Badham centered on a young man (played by Matthew Broderick) “who finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing.” The upcoming remake follows suite with a “teenage hacker who unwittingly sets off a virus bent on destroying the world’s computer systems.” Dean Israelite (“Project Almanac”) is directing, while Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) — who takes overRead More
Premiere Of Marvel Studios' "Marvel's The Avengers" - Arrivals

Posted On June 24, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Lead ‘Doc Savage’

Chris Hemsworth has reportedly met with writer and director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3″) to possibly play titular role in “Doc Savage.” Based on a pulp comic series of the 1930s, Doc Savage is a hero the director stated needs to be a “perfect physical specimen” with superhuman strength, memory and intelligence. Set to be a Sony Pictures production, there had been some uncertainty as to the status of the project due to budgetary issues. Now with a name like Hemsworth potentially attached, it seems to be moving forward. ThisRead More