Casting Category

Marvel is not done courting Joseph Gordon-Levitt yet. After failing to lock him down for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the studio is yet again eyeing the actor for another of their Cinematic Universe heroes, this time Hank Pym, aka the titular “Ant-Man.” Variety reports Gordon-Levitt is now one of two frontrunners for the role, next to Paul Rudd. “Ant-Man,” to be directed by Edgar Wright, has been the Marvel Studios project that’s been in the works for the longest with the littlest progress being made, but it looks like thingsRead More
It wouldn’t be a “Jurassic Park” movie without some little kids running around needing to be rescued and all in all making survival even more difficult for the adults, and “Jurassic World” has found its first pint-sized dinosaur bait in Ty Simpkins, who you may remember going head to head against Robert Downey, Jr. in “Iron Man 3″ this summer, according to Deadline. “Jurassic World” is back on track under the direction of Colin Treverrow after production was temporarily shut down a few months back. Bryce Dallas Howard was theRead More
Dutch actor Michiel Huisman is suddenly everywhere, and this is just good news for everybody. The “Nashville” breakout star has not only booked a major role on season 4 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” today he’s also nabbed even more roles. Variety reports Huisman has joined Reese Witherspoon on the big screen in “Wild,” while THR adds he’ll be part of season 2 of “Orphan Black,” the BBC America breakout hit series starring Tatiana Maslany. No word on who he’ll play in “Wild,” but filming has already begun under theRead More
Japanese singer Takamasa Ishihara, better known by his stage name Miyavi, has landed the key villain role in Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of “Unbroken” starring Jack O’Connell, according to Deadline. The role was a tough one to cast for Jolie and the filmmakers, and they finally gave the role to Miyavi after returning to his searing audition which “mixed grace, ferocity, sensitivity and sophistication” time and again. O’Connell plays Olympic runner, WWII soldier, plane crash survivor and POW prisoner Louie Zamperini in the film based on Zamperini’s real life experiences. MiyaviRead More
Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy started filming in Hawaii earlier this week, and now THR reports that Jay Baruchel is the latest addition to a cast that includes Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Danny McBride, Rachel McAdams, and Alec Baldwin. The film, penned and helmed by Crowe and previously working under the title “Deep Tiki,” tells the story of a defense contractor (Cooper) who is overseeing a weapons satellite launch from Hawaii, that is, until he teams up with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to ruin the launch. Naturally, the twoRead More
“Shake It Up” may be ending, but Bella Thorne already has another project waiting in the wings. Deadline reports that Thorne, along with Aaron Tveit, Frank Grillo, and Kyra Sedgwick, has signed on for indie thriller “Big Sky”. Thorne will play Hazel, a teen dealing with an extreme case of agoraphobia, and Sedgwick will play her overprotective mother, Dee.  On their way to a desert facility to seek treatment for Hazel, the two find themselves attacked by gunmen (Grillo and Tveit), and it’s up to Hazel to ensure their survival.Read More
According to Deadline, Aussie newcomer Jordan Patrick Smith is in negotiations to join Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of incredible true WWII tale “Unbroken.” The film’s cast is chock full of young actors, with Jack O’Connell set to play the lead role of Louie Zampernini, and Garrett Hedlund, Domnhall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock and John Magaro as his fellow soldiers. The film is based on Laura Hillenbrand‘s 2010 bestseller, and tells the story of Olympian and war hero Zamperini who, along with two others, survived in a raft for 47 days after aRead More
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British actor Alex Pettyfer, 23, will reunite with director Lee Daniels to play one-half of a gay interracial couple in his forthcoming action film. In an interview with Out magazine (via The Film Stage), Daniels compared the film’s premise to “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but with “the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.” He added: “We don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie.” Daniels, who is openly gay, has managed to break barriers in Hollywood with his African-American-centric filmsRead More
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” turned out to be such a win-win for everyone involved that it’s no surprise director Stephen Chbosky and star Emma Watson are planning on doing another film together. Deadline reports Watson is now attached to star in Chbosky’s next, “While We’re Young.” As if the “Perks” duo weren’t enough pedigree, “While We’re Young” will be scripted by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, who are majorly on the rise following the successes of “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Spectacular Now.” The story followsRead More
Sophie Turner, 17, will join Hailee Steinfeld, 16, in Kyle Newman‘s action comedy “Barely Lethal,” according to Deadline. The John D’Arci-scripted film is also set to star Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. “Barely Lethal” centers on Megan (Steinfeld), a teenage girl who was raised in a boarding school that trains children to become assassins. In an attempt for a normal adolescent life, Megan fakes her own death, moves to a small town and enrolls in a regular high school. But her former employer (Jackson) won’t just let her getRead More