Casting Category


Posted On April 3, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Katie McGrath Joins ‘Jurassic World’

“Merlin” and “Dracula” alum Katie McGrath will give contemporary settings a try as THR reports she has joined the cast of “Jurassic World,” along with Judy Greer and Lauren Lapkus. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were previously cast as the leads of Colin Trevorrow’s reboot of the classic Steven Spielberg dinosaur franchise, along with Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Ifran Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong. There are no in depth plot details, but “Jurassic World” has long been rumored to take place years after the events ofRead More
A project we’ve long, long had an eye on may finally be making it into production after all. “Girls’ Night Out,” a historical drama following young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, now has a new cast and begins shooting next week, according to The Daily Mail. Dakota Fanning had once been attached, Alexandra Roach too, and Juno Temple, but none of those girls will be in the film now. Instead, it’s Sarah Gadon who will play Princess Elizabeth, while British newcomer Bel Powley will take on Princess Margaret. Additionally, Jack ReynorRead More
“300: Rise of an Empire” star Callan Mulvey and “The Wolverine” star Tao Okamoto have joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman-Superman-centric “Man of Steel” sequel, which has been working under the title “Batman Vs Superman.” Holly Hunter has also joined the cast today. The three newcomers to the film will be playing “newly created” characters, though I’m sure the possibility is still there that they could turn out to be familiar to comic book readers. Henry Cavill is returning to play Clark Kent, aka Superman, Ben Affleck isRead More
“The Kings of Summer” star Gabriel Basso is set to play one of the lead roles in upcoming courtroom drama film “The Whole Truth,” opposite Daniel Craig and Renee Zellweger, according to Deadline. The film stars Craig as a skilled defense attorney fighting to get his teenage defendant acquitted for the murder of his wealthy father. Basso will play the defendant, who is described as a confused and conflicted young man. “The Whole Truth” is set to start filming in Boston this month under the direction of Courtney Hunt. BassoRead More
After bro-tastic comedies “That Awkward Moment” and “Neighbors,” Zac Efron is going in a different direction for his next film. THR reports Efron will produce and star in legal thriller “The Associate,” which is based on the John Grisham novel of the same name. Efron will play a Yale Law grad who is blackmailed into getting hired at a major law firm by a gang of criminals. He won’t just be working there, but rather working as a spy and bringing back information regarding “a dispute between two powerful defenseRead More
“Prisoners” and “Enemy” director Denis Villeneuve has found the star of his next project, and no, it’s not Jake Gyllenhaal. Variety reports Emily Blunt will star in Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” which is a drug cartel thriller that follows “an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.” Blunt will presumably play that officer. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script. Villeneuve will follow “Sicario” with sci-fi drama “Story of Your Life,” which now has Amy Adams in talks toRead More
Johnny Depp-led mobster drama “Black Mass” has added two up and comers to its cast. THR reports Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons have now signed on in supporting roles, joining the previously cast Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton. Depp plays famed mobster Whitey Bugler in the Scott Cooper film, while Johnson will play his girlfriend and the mother of his son. Temple will play a prostitute, while Plemons will play a “blue collar tough guy” who is part of Bulger’s inner circle. Edgerton plays FBI agent John Connelly, who grewRead More
Ever since relative unknown Chadwick Boseman broke out playing Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” the possibility of him donning a superhero costume has been an open ended question, mostly because that’s just what rising stars do these days – leverage a smaller breakout role into headlining a major blockbuster. In fact, he was first tipped as a potential “Black Panther” for Marvel nearly a year ago. Well, someone finally decided to ask the man himself about this very possibility. During press rounds for his latest film “Draft Day,” raisedRead More
“New Girl” star Jake Johnson has spilled the beans on one of his future projects, telling Collider that he will be working with “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg again, on a new film called “Digging for Fire,” and the cast includes Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Brie Larson. No plot details just yet, but pretty sure it’ll be classic Swanberg, an intimate character study with mostly improvised dialogue. And with this talented cast, we are sure to be in for another treat. Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas” starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie LynskyRead More
Jennifer Aniston-led indie drama “Cake” has added a bunch of new cast members today, including Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina and Britt Robertson, according to The Wrap. The massive cast now also includes Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Adriana Barraza and Mamie Gummer. Phew. Daniel Barnz is directing the film, with Aniston in the lead role of Claire, who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. Kendrick will play that depressed young woman,Read More