Casting Category

It’s official, Adam DeVine is the latest to be confirmed as a part of the anticipated aca-sequel. In “Pitch Perfect,” he garnered attention for his portrayal of the horrible but hilarious Bumper Allen, leader of the all-male acapella group Treblemakers who played rival to the Barden Bellas. It seems now he will be back on campus in “Pitch Perfect 2,” perfectly tuned ego most likely in tow. Deadline first broke the news this morning. The comedy actor joins fellow returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow alongRead More
Anna Kendrick is set to fall for “Mr. Right,” who may turn out to be Mr. Wrong, as played by Sam Rockwell, in a new film described as a romantic caper, according to Deadline. Kendrick will play a woman with bad luck in love, who seems to have found The One when she falls for Rockwell’s character, only to discover he used to be a hitman “with a past that won’t stay buried.” Ok, sounds a little too much like that Ashton Kutcher-Katherine Heigl dud “Killers,” but with Kendrick, RockwellRead More
The upcoming Paramount horror comedy “Scouts vs. Zombies” has found its leading lady in Sarah Dumont, according to THR. The story follows three high school Boy Scouts played by Tye Sheridan, Joey Morgan, and Logan Miller who, as can be guessed by the title, must use their skills to battle blood-thirsty zombies after their small town is infected. Dumont will play a high school dropout with a checkered past who teaches the boys how to fight off the vicious undead. She is joined by Halston Sage, David Koechner and PatrickRead More
Sofia Black-D’Elia has been cast in the lead role in upcoming thriller “Viral,” joining the recently announced Analeigh Tipton on the project. Black-D’Elia will play Emma, a teenager who, along with her family, is attempting to survive a city-wide quarantine after a deadly virus outbreak– with the added challenge of an increasingly violent infected population trapped along with them. Tipton will play Emma’s sister, Stacey. Black-D’Elia recently filmed the CW pilot “The Messengers,” and can be next seen in Paramount’s “Project Almanac.”Read More
Matt Smith
Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith, 31, has landed a major role in Alan Taylor’s new “Terminator” trilogy (formerly working under the title “Genesis”). Plot details remain undisclosed, but what we do know so far is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his title role and will be joined by Dayo Okeniyi (“The Hunger Games”) as Miles Dyson’s son Danny (originally played by DeVaughn Nixon in 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), who is describes as a “Steve Jobs genius who figures heavily into the conclusion of the film.” AlsoRead More
Dakota Fanning
Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah has optioned Susannah Cahalan’s best-seller “Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness” for Dakota Fanning, 20, to star in, Deadline reports. The 2012 memoir reflects on Cahalan’s time as a 24-year-old who just started her career as a reporter for the New York Post and was only six months into her first serious relationship. But it all abruptly changes when she unexpectedly becomes psychotic and violent, ending up in a month-long stay at a hospital. Theron will produce alongside Denver and Delilah’s Beth Kono andRead More
Bella Thorne
According to TheWrap, 16-year-old Disney Channel alum Bella Thorne has been cast in the CBS Films comedy “The DUFF.” Based on a novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger, “The D.U.F.F.” is a comedy about a girl named Bianca (the previously cast Mae Whitman) in high school who makes the terrible discovery that she has been labeled her friend group’s DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). She then becomes determined to revamp her image as well as take down the school’s evil leader with the help of her fellow DUFFs. It looks likeRead More
Keira Knightley has quietly taken a small role in the currently-filming 3D disaster flick “Everest,” according to The Daily Mail. Her role is so small and her casting so quiet that she has actually already shot all her scenes at Pinewood Studios, while the main actors in the film – Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal – are still filming, in much less comfortable locations. Baltasar Kormakur is directing the film about the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, where a massive storm killed eight climbers from three separateRead More
Car chase thriller “Autobahn” has gone through yet another casting change, but looks finally ready to go before cameras. Felicity Jones is now onboard as the female lead, replacing Amber Heard and joining Nicholas Hoult, who himself replaced Zac Efron. But the film is finally happening a year after being announced, with filming set to begin on May 5th and a supporting cast including Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley. Hoult and Jones will play a young American couple backpacking through Europe who find themselves fleeing from some bad guys whenRead More
Armie Hammer
Variety reports that Armie Hammer, 27, will star in “Mine,” a psychological thriller by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro. In “Mine,” Hammer is set to play a soldier who becomes stranded in the desert after a failed assassination mission. He faces the physical dangers of being alone in an uninhabitable environment whilst also enduring the psychological toll that comes along with it. In addition to starring in the project, Hammer is executive producing alongside producers Joan Mao (“Undisputed 3: Redemption”) and Peter Safran (“The Conjuring”). Production is slated to beginRead More