Casting Category

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
Relatively unknown Australian actor Hugo Johnstone-Burt has been cast in upcoming summer tentpole “San Andreas,” according to Inside Film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leads the earthquake disaster action flick, with Carla Gugino, Ioan Grufford, Alexandra Daddario and “Arrow” star Colton Haynes rounding out the cast. Johnson plays a former Special Ops firefighter who must scour a totally destroyed California after a most intense Earthquake, looking for his family. His ex-wife will played by Gugino and their daughter Daddario. Grufford will play Gugino’s new fiance, a wealthy real estate developer. Johnstone-BurtRead More
Timothy Simons
The Wrap reports that Timothy Simons is joining the cast of Rob Letterman‘s “Goosebumps,” which is based off of R.L. Stine’s popular children’s book series. Dylan Minnette stars as Zach Cooper, a teenage boy who moves in with his family (which includes Amy Ryan as his mother and Jillian Bell as his aunt) from New York to Greendale, Maryland, where he discovers that his neighbor is a mysterious author (Jack Black). When a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy unleashes the author’s monstrous creations into the real world, Zach must team up withRead More
Scott Eastwood has landed a leading role in the upcoming adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ novel “The Longest Ride.” The romantic drama follows an elderly widower who is trapped in a car crash and begins reflecting on his life while in a nearby town a young couple falls for each other. Eastwood is set to play Luke Collins, one half of the story’s youthful romance, a cowboy who comes to love college senior Sophia. Fox 2000 acquired the rights for the film after a bidding war, no doubt eager to imitateRead More
Megalyn Echikunwoke and Anton Yelchin have landed the leads in what seems to be a new Bonnie & Clyde tale. The Hollywood Reporter has shared that the two fresh faced actors are to star in the Keith Kjarval indie, “Vincent & Roxxy.” The crime-thriller tells the story of a young woman Roxxy (Echikunwoke) who is on the run and meets Vincent (Yelchin), himself on the run. The two fall in love while going on “a crime spree.” A new Bonnie and Clyde, indeed. Filming is set to begin in July inRead More
The Barden Bellas are ready to welcome a new member to the team. Hailee Steinfeld is the first new actor to join the cast of sequel “Pitch Perfect 2,” which will see just about the entire original cast – Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, et al – returning to reprise their roles. No plot or character details are available, so really, we don’t know whether she’ll be a new member of the Barden University’s all-girl a capella singing group and reigning champs from the first film. But logically, sheRead More
Ryan Guzman
Ryan Guzman, 26, will play Rio Pacheco in Jon M. Chu‘s live-action “Jem and the Holograms” film, which is produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and Chu. The 26-year-old actor, who made his acting debut as the lead in Scott Speer’s “Step Up Revolution,” announced the news via Twitter. “I feel privileged to say that I will soon be playing “Rio” in @jemthemovie and get the pleasure of working with the inspirational @jonmchu,” he tweeted. Based on the popular ’80s cartoon series, “Jem and the Holograms” followsRead More
Analeigh Tipton
Deadline reports that Analeigh Tipton, 25, has landed a role in “Viral,” a Blumhouse horror film by “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The Christopher Landon-scripted “Viral,” which was previously titled “Peste,” was originally written by Barbara Marshall and had Abigail Breslin attached to star. It follows a teenage girl named Stacey who begins a video documentary about her life for a school project when an infectious virus, which causes those infected to grow alien-like tentacles and have a craving for humans, suddenly invades her small town. Quarantined atRead More
Earthquake disaster action flick “San Andreas” has added “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow” star Colton Haynes, according to Deadline. The Dwayne Johnson-led film also stars Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario, with Ioan Gruffudd also signing on today. Johnson plays a former Special Ops firefighter who must scour a totally destroyed California looking for his family. His ex-wife will played by Gugino and their daughter Daddario. Grufford will play Gugino’s new fiance, a wealthy real estate developer. No word on who Haynes’ character Joby is, though Daddario’s love interest seems likely. “SanRead More