Casting Category

After testing for the role, Kaya Scodelario has landed the female lead role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment in the popular Disney pirate franchise. Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, while Scodelario will play opposite Brenton Thwaites, cast as the new male lead in the film. Scodelario chemistry-tested with Thwaites in December and beat out the likes of Gabriella Wilde, Lucy Boynton, Jenna Thiam and Alexandra Dowling for the role, which is still unspecified. Thwaites plays Henry, a BritishRead More
Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Halle Berry may not be reprising their roles in the upcoming X-Men film, but now we know who will play their young counterparts. Director Bryan Singer revealed on his Twitter account that Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp have joined the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner, Sheridan and Shipp will play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. Last year’s “X-Men: Days ofRead More
Lucasfilm is going big on the casting front for their first standalone film. Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones are in contention for the female lead in the first upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of the characters and plot for the upcoming film are being kept under wraps. Maslany has already tested for the role with Mara expected to soon. Jones is being sought for the role, but scheduling conflicts may keep her out of the running. Currently there are two standaloneRead More
Jennifer Lawrence sure likes to keep working with directors she’s already worked with before. For her next project, Lawrence will tackle diving drama “The Dive,” which will be directed by Francis Lawrence, with whom she did the last three “Hunger Games” movies. TheWrap reported the news. “The Dive” follows real life freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air. Lawrence will play Audrey, who died during an attempt to beat her own world recordRead More
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The line between singer and actor has blended and one singer has found her next role on the big screen. According to Deadline, Selena Gomez has been cast in Rob Burnett’s “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” The indie drama stars Paul Rudd as a caregiver named Ben. He is currently taking care of a teenager named Trevor, who is frustrated as a result of his advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Gomez’s character is named Dot, a young girl who hitches around with Ben and Trevor. She is very forward and is notRead More
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Posted On January 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Eyes Ansel Elgort For Lead

Edgar Wright is trying to get into the Ansel Elgort business. The young actor is in talks for the lead in “Baby Driver” according to Variety. The film centers on a young getaway driver who has quite the reputation. His work gets complicated when he starts working for a crime boss. A risky heist puts everything in jeopardy. Wright will write the script in addition to being the director. TriStar and MRC are financing the film, which will be distributed by Sony as a result of the organization’s deal with TriStar. Elgort may haveRead More

Posted On January 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Sofia Black-D’Elia Replaces Olivia Cooke in ‘Ben-Hur’

“Ben-Hur” is swapping one television star for another. Sofia Black-D’Elia has joined the adaptation, according to Deadline, in a role previously offered to “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke.  The films centers on the epic feud of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala (Toby Kebbell). Ben-Hur returns to his hometown only to be betrayed by Messala, his former best friend, and enslaved. Morgan Freeman, Pedro Pascal and Nazanin Boniadi also star. Black-D’Elia will play Ben-Hur’s sister Tirzah. When her brother returns she is already imprisoned along with her mother. “Ben-Hur” is based onRead More
Mira Nair just landed two of the hottest starts right now for her upcoming film. According to Deadline, David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o are in negotiations for roles in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe.” “Queen of Katwe” tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young chess prodigy. She hails from a Ugandan slum and works hard to get herself into the World Chess Olympiad. Oyelowo’s character is set for the role of Robert Katende, Phiona’s coach and mentor. Nyong’o will play Harriet Mutesi, Phiona’s mother. William Wheeler wrote the scriptRead More
British rising star Taron Egerton is set to play the country’s first Olympic ski jumper in a new biopic also starring Hugh Jackman, according to The Daily Mail. “The Eagle” is the title of the film, named for the skier it’s chronicling, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, who at the 1988 Olympics became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in ski jumping. Egerton will play Edwards, while Jackman will play Chuck Berghorn, who helps train the down-on-his-luck young athlete. Egerton beat out the likes of George MacKay, Jamie Bell andRead More

Posted On January 10, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Hailee Steinfeld To Lead YA Adaptation ‘Carrie Pilby’

Hailee Steinfeld has found her next big role. The young actress has been tapped as the lead of young adult adaptation “Carrie Pilby,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, based on a novel by Caren Lissner, centers on a 19-year-old genius. Just having received her diploma from Harvard she finds it difficult to make life after college work. Susan Johnson will serve as director of the film while Susan Cartsonis will executive produce. Kara Holden wrote the initial script, with revisions by Dean Craig. Fans of the novel can rejoiceRead More