Casting Category

“Star Wars: Episode VII” continues to expand its universe and has now cast two newcomers, Pip Anderson and Cyrstal Clarke, to join the likes of the already-cast John Boyega, Daisey Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson. Anderson and Clarke were among the completely unknown young actors who answered an open casting call late last year. The call spanned 11 cities across the US and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online. “The Star Wars universe has always been about discoveringRead More
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Posted On July 2, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Sam Keeley in Talks to Join ‘Chef’

Irish actor Sam Keeley is in negotiations to join the cast of The Weinstein Company’s upcoming “Chef”. The culinary film follows Paris chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) with a partying past as he attempts to redeem himself by creating the best restaurant possible. Keeley will play David, a chef Jones ends up staying with and a member of the high quality team he assembles to help the restaurant earn its three-star Michelin rating. He joins already cast Cooper, Sienna Miller (“The Girl”) and Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”) in the filmRead More
Daniel Radcliffe Trainwreck
A recent picture of Daniel Radcliffe has circulated around the web of him walking a gaggle of dogs with a cigarette dangling from his lips as if to say, “Hey world, I’m having a severe breakdown but in the best kind of way.” But in reality, and a bit disappointingly, it’s an on the set photo in NYC’s Bryant Park for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, “Trainwreck.” Radcliffe is just one of the unexpected actors in the increasingly surprising cast list of the film starring the outrageously funny Amy Schumer. A few familiarRead More
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth, 24, is set to reunite with his “Hunger Games” co-star Woody Harrelson for Kieran Darcy-Smith‘s “By Way of Helena,” according to a report by Deadline. The western, which was written by Matt Cook (“Tiple Nine”) and made the 2009 Black List, follows David Kingston (Hemsworth), a Texas Ranger who, along with his Mexican bride, is sent to an isolated frontier town to investigate a series of mysterious murders that result in corpses of Mexicans washing up on the riverbank. It is there where he faces off against AbrahamRead More
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
“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

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