Casting Category

He’s been laying low since the end of Showtime’s long-running drama “Weeds,” but Hunter Parrish has just been snapped on the set of his new project, joining Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in indie drama “Still Alice.” That’s him on set above, in case you forgot what Silas Botwin looked like. Moore plays the titular Alice in the film directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, a fifty year old happily married Harvard professor with three grown children who descends suddenly into early onset Alzheimer’s. “Fiercely independent, Alice struggles toRead More
Erin Moriarty is set to follow her breakout role as Woody Harrelson’s daughter in HBO’s “True Detective” with the lead role in New Line’s upcoming horror “Crawlspace.” “Crawlspace” will follow the story of a family who moves into a new home were the previous inhabitants were mysteriously killed. Phil Claydon will direct. Variety first reported the news. Aside from her role as Audrey Hart on the hit HBO series, Moriarty has previously been seen in supporting roles, as the girl between Gabriel Basso and Nick Robinson in coming of ageRead More
Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughges biopic has added Haley Bennett, according to the actress herself via an interview with Examiner at SXSW today. The long-gestating project had originally been set to star Felicity Jones but recently began filming with Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich in the lead roles. Beatty is also set to star in the film as Hughes, but the main plot will follow the love story between Hughes’ assistant, played by Ehrenreich, and his love interest, played by Collins. An earlier iteration of this film had the youngRead More
With “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” taking on an international flavor by filming all over the world, they’ve added some international actors as well. Well, just one so far. Korean actress Kim Soo Hyun has joined the cast in an unspecified role. She’s been rumored to have landed the role for a couple of months, but now it appears to be official and she’s commented on the casting herself. Kim posted to her Twitter: “After a long wait, I’m happy to be back with great news. I have a lotRead More

Posted On March 6, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Miles Teller Confirmed for ‘Fantastic Four’

It’s been pretty much a sure thing for a couple of weeks now, but of the four new members of the “Fantastic Four,” the most tenuous had been Miles Teller, who had very glaring scheduling conflicts with “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent” set to film at around the same time as the Marvel comic book adaptation reboot, with some reports even cautioning a recast could still happen. Well, it appears that’s all been worked out, no recast necessary, and Teller has confirmed via an interview with People that he begins filming asRead More
Emily Ratajkowski, who has a supporting role in David Fincher’s upcoming “Gone Girl,” will play herself in the now-filming “Entourage” movie, based on the long-running HBO comedy series of the same name. Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven are all reprising their roles from the series. The film, which takes places after the show’s 2011 series finale, will find Vince (Grenier) and his boys E (Connolly), Drama (Dillon) and Turtle (Ferrara) still navigating Hollywood with the help of the mega-powerful Ari Gold (Piven), who’s nowRead More
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana, 35, is reportedly in early talks to take on the role of renowned African-American singer-actress Eartha Kitt in an upcoming biopic that is currently in the “talking” stage. A report yesterday by The Telegram claims that Saldana is the first choice to play the entertainer that Orson Welles once called “the most exciting woman in the world.” The yet untitled film, according to The Telegram, will chronicle Kitt’s rise to fame as a singer (“Santa Baby”, “I’d Rather Be Burned As a Witch”) and actress, both on theRead More
“X-Men” franchise star Nicholas Hoult has signed on to star in dark indie comedy “Kill Your Friends.” Fellow British actor Jim Piddock has also been cast in the film based on the John Niven 2008 novel of the same name, according to Deadline. Hoult will play Steven Stelfox in the, a cutthroat A&R executive “slashing and burning his way through London’s music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit—fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine—Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But theRead More
Harry Shum Jr.
Harry Shum Jr., 31, has joined the cast of Oscar-winning special effects designer Tom Woodruff Jr.‘s directorial debut “Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs,” according to a report by “Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs” follows Atum Vine (Tobias Jelinek), a 700-year-old demon who lives among humans and fellow demons in a tenement building. To the human residents, he is just their drug dealer. But to the demons, he is the procurer of human misery – the source of their survival. When all the humans (including Shum’s abusive andRead More
Patrick Wilson

Posted On February 27, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Patrick Wilson Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Patrick Wilson, 40, is in negotiations to join the cast of Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” according to a report by Deadline. The forthcoming film will be directed by Edgar Wright and is already set to star Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. “Ant-Man” follows a biochemist named Dr. Hank Pym who “uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.” Just as all superhero stories go, he decides to useRead More