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Posted On September 5, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Yaya DaCosta Boards ‘Bolden’ Biopic

Yaya DaCosta has joined jazz biopic “Bolden,” reports Variety. The jazz biopic is about Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans musician who was involved in ragtime music’s evolution. DaCosta is joining the previously cast Gary Carr, Nelsan Ellis and Ian McShane. While many of the roles these actors will play have not been revealed, Carr will play Bolden himself. The film has been in development for quite some time. Dan Pritzker, a jazz lover and first time director, has been taking time with this passion project. Anthony Mackie was cast as Bolden initially,Read More
Zac Efron has been cast as the lead of upcoming comedy “Driving Dick Kelley” alongside Robert De Niro, according to The Wrap. The two stars play grandfather and grandson in the film. Efron’s character is described as a very tense young man, which is the opposite of his grandfather. To get his grandson to have some fun, he tricks the young man into going on a spring break trip to Florida. Dan Mazer is directing from a script by John Phillips. Efron is best known for his role as Troy BoltonRead More
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Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg are in talks to star in Todd Phillips’ next film “Arms & The Dudes,” according to Deadline. The film is based on an article Guy Lawson wrote in Rolling Stone, and will follow Eisenberg and LaBeouf as two stoners who end up in a new profession: arms dealing. When the two get a multimillion dollar contract to provide individuals in Afghanistan with weapons, they realize just how far out of their depth they are. LaBeouf is probably still best known for his role as SamRead More
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“Paradise Lost” director Hany Abu-Assad’s newest film may have the “Sons of Anarchy” star and “The Wolf of Wall Street” breakout as its stars. Deadline reports that Margot Robbie and Charlie Humman are in talks for lead roles in the film “The Mountain Between Us”. The love story is an adaptation of the Charles Martin novel of the same name, which follows two strangers named Ben and Ashley. The latter is a writer flying to her wedding and the former is a doctor leaving a medical conference. Their flight getsRead More
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Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller have all been recruited to join the cast of Ben Affleck‘s Prohibition-set “Live by Night,” according to Deadline. Based on the 2013 novel by author-turned-screenwriter Dennis Lehane (“The Drop”), “Live by Night” is a follow-up to 2012’s “The Given Day” and follows the rise of Joe Coughlin, the son of a police captain who gets involved in the world of organized crime in Boston. Saldana will play Graciella Suarez, a woman Coughlin gets involved in organized crime with in Tampa. Miller will playRead More
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“A Monster Calls” author Patrick Ness has revealed that newcomer Lewis MacDougall will lead the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of his award-winning children’s novel. The 2011 fantasy novel, which is based on an idea by the late author Siobhan Dowd, follows a 13-year-old boy named Conor O’Malley (MacDougall), whose way of dealing with his problems in life — which include bullying from his peers and his mother (Felicity Jones) dying of cancer — is to escape into a fantasy world with the help of a yew tree monster (Liam Neeson)Read More

Posted On September 4, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Douglas Booth Boards ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Douglas Booth is the latest actor to join the cast of the Seth Grahame-Smith parody novel adaptation “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” according to Deadline. Sam Riley, Lily James, Jack Huston and Bella Heathcote also star in the film, with James and Riley as Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Huston as the wicked Wickham and Heathcote as Jane Bennet. Booth will be taking on the role of her suitor Bingley. The original text is a parody of the 1813 Jane Austen novel. Grahame-Smith added zombies to Elizabeth Bennet’s adventures inRead More
Margot Robbie
Another popular Japanese manga/anime franchise is on its way to getting an American remake, and Dreamworks have zeroed in on “Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie as their lead in a live action version of “Ghost in the Shell,” according to TheWrap. The original story, published as a manga, followed Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9, in a futuristic, dystopian Japan. The manga was so popular after it was published in 2003 that it spawned feature length anime films and sequels,Read More
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Variety reports that Kate Mara and Shia LaBeouf are set to star alongside Gary Oldman in Dito Montiel‘s psychological thriller “Man Down.” The Adam Simon-scripted film, which will be presented by the Solution Entertainment Group to buyers at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival, centers on a haunted Afghanistan war veteran (presumably Oldman) who “attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.” No word yet on who Mara and LaBeouf will be playing, but it’s safe to presume they will beRead More
Jessica Chastain

Posted On September 3, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Jessica Chastain in Talks for ‘The Martian’

Jessica Chastain is reportedly in early talks to join sci-fi film “The Martian” as female lead. Based on a story by Andy Weir, the film follows an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must find a way to survive long enough to get back home. The Fox film is set to be directed by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon starring. Once casting has been finalized, production for the film should begin to move along, with a scheduled release in November 2015. Chastain made a name for herself in filmsRead More