Casting Category

Rebel Wilson is ready to join the Marines. The Wrap reports a remake of 1980s Goldie Hawn comedy “Private Benjamin” is in the works, and the Aussie breakout star is attached to star. Hawn played a high society socialite who joined the Marines on a whim and of course found herself in over her head. The remake, which will be modernized, will also be taking a bit of a “Paris and Nicole” approach by bringing in two girls who don’t know what they’re in for when they join the Marines.Read More
We are definitely witnessing the birth of one of those fruitful and prolific director-actor partnerships here with Josh Boone and Nat Wolff. After doing two movies together (Boone’s very first two), “Stuck in Love” and the upcoming “The Fault in Our Stars,” Wolff tells THR that they already have a third collaboration planned, and it’s a doozy: Wolff will star in Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic horror fantasy novel “The Stand.” King’s 1,000+ page novel is an epic battle between good and evil set after a virus has wipedRead More
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Channing Tatum, 34, will produce and star in a late 1970s-set thriller for Sony, according to The yet-to-be-titled feature is set to depict the true story of an ordinary family man (played by Tatum) who went undercover to take down the biggest mob boss in the country. Further details on the plot, specifically on the identity of Tatum’s character, have yet to be revealed. Tatum is producing the Kristin Gore-scripted film alongside his producing partner Reid Carolin as well as “Chicago” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who recentlyRead More
“Unbroken” star Finn Wittrock will star in historical football drama “My All American” opposite Aaron Eckhart, according to Deadline. Wittrock will play University of Texas defensive back Freddie Steinmark in the film set in 1969, when the team won the national title. Steinmark went from underdog to standout player, but his promising football career was cut short when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor that necessitated the amputation of his leg. Eckhart will play the team’s coach Darrell Royal. Angelo Pizzo will make his directorial debut on the project, with filmingRead More
It looks like Woody Allen has found his new muse, and now his “Magic in the Moonlight” star Emma Stone is joining his next film, already set to star Joaquin Phoenix, according to Variety. The film has no title or plot details yet, but is expected to come together quickly, with filming tentatively scheduled to begin in July. Stone first worked with Allen last summer on “Magic in the Moonlight,” which is a romantic comedy set in the South of France in the 1920s. Colin Firth plays an Englishman taskedRead More
John Krasinski
John Krasinski is set to direct and star alongside Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, and Margo Martindale in the James C. Strouse-scripted “The Hollars,” reports Screen Daily. Described by producer Tom Rice as a mix of Herbert Ross’ “Steel Magnolias” and Zach Braff’s “Garden State,” the film follows an aspiring New York artist named John Hollar (Krasinski) who, along with his girlfriend (Kendrick), returns to his Middle America hometown upon the news that his mother (Martindale) is set to undergo brain surgery. It is there where he must also “navigate theRead More
The romantic quartet is almost complete. Deadline reports Britt Robertson has snagged the other female lead role in Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Longest Ride,” joining Scott Eastwood and the just cast Oona Chaplin. The parallel/interweaving romantic tales follow a cowboy (Eastwood) who falls for a college student (Robertson) on one end, with a 91 year old man who lies trapped after a car accident and reflects back on his life with his wife on the other. Chaplin plays his wife in flashbacks set after the end of WWII. George TillmanRead More
One of the female leads in the newest Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Longest Ride” has been filled, but she won’t be romancing Scott Eastwood, who landed the male lead role last week. Instead, “Game of Thrones” alum Oona Chaplin will play a role in a different timeline, according to The Wrap. The latest tearjerker from the prolific author follows two interweaving stories. As a 91 year old man lies trapped after an auto accident, he reflects on his long life and romance with his wife, while nearby, a young cowboyRead More
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