Casting Category

Johnny Flynn
British actor and musician Johnny Flynn, 30, has nabbed the role of drummer Roger Taylor in Dexter Fletcher‘s upcoming Queen biopic “Mercury,” according to a report by The Daily Mail. “Mercury” will follow the original formation of the legendary rock band – which consisted of frontman Freddie Mercury (who will reportedly be played by fellow up-and-coming British actor Ben Whishaw), guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Taylor – all the way through to the group’s famous Live Aid performance in 1985. The film, which is being scriptedRead More
A trio of young British actors have joined Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington in WWII drama “A Testament of Youth,” according to The Daily Mail. Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan and Alexandra Roach are now all part of the cast of the biopic of pacifist Vera Brittain’s early years. James Kent is directing the film based on Brittain’s own autobiography of the same name. Brittain lived into her 70s and wrote three memoirs of her life before and after World War I, but Vikander will take on her first, which revolvedRead More
Canadian actress Sarah Gadon leads an international cast in Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki’s 17th Century historical drama “The Girl King,” which began production this week in Finland, and we’ve got the first photo of Gadon and Swedish actress Malin Buska in the title role. Additionally, Gadon has joined the cast of 1950s set romantic drama “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen. “The Girl King” follows Queen Kristina (Buska), who ruled Sweden from the age of 6 in the 17th Century. The powerful men around her try toRead More
Jake Lacy
Jake Lacy, 28, is the latest addition for Todd Haynes‘s 1950s-set lesbian romance drama “Carol,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The Office” star joins a cast that already includes Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson. “Carol” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” which follows a young woman named Therese Belivet (Mara), who encounters and falls in love with a soon-to-be divorced suburban housewife named Carol (Blanchett). Their romance becomes the target of a private investigator who blackmails Carol into choosing a lifeRead More
Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato are set to play the younger versions of James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan‘s lead characters in Michael Hoffman‘s Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Best of Me,” according to Deadline. “The Best of Me” follows the reignited romance of two ex-high school sweethearts, Dawson Cole (Marsden/Bracey) and Amanda Collier (Monaghan/Liberato), who find themselves reunited after twenty years at the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once provided shelter for their forbidden romance. The film is scripted by J. Mills Goodloe (“Pride”) and was rewritten by HoffmanRead More
Suddenly everywhere Dutch actor Michiel Huisman has somehow found room in his schedule to fit in one more project. Variety reports the new “Game of Thrones” star will join Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Harrison Ford in romantic drama “The Age of Adaline.” Huisman will play love interest to Lively’s character, a 29-year-old woman who miraculously stops aging after surviving a near fatal accident: “Over the 20th century she embarks on an epic, but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.”Read More
She’s already one of the busiest actresses working in Hollywood, and now Olivia Wilde will also be donning a Producer hat for her latest project. Deadline reports Wild will star in and produce indie thriller “Meadowland,” to be directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi. The currently pregnant Wilde will play a mother in “Meadowland” (presumably this will go sometime after she gives birth), whose son disappears, “a jolt that puts her on an unexpected and dangerous path toward acceptance as she seeks out a relationship withRead More
Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen will once again co-star on the big screen together for “50/50″ director Jonathan Levine‘s currently “Untitled Xmas Comedy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The yet-to-be titled Sony film will follow “three childhood best friends who reunite in New York City for their annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve.” Based on the film’s working title, we may expect this holiday comedy to be a lot more provocative rather than family-friendly. Gordon-Levitt and Rogen will play the roles of two out of three of theRead More
The search for Kyle Reese in reboot “Terminator: Genesis” is getting close to a conclusion, with Deadline reporting two finalists have emerged, and the fight is between Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook. Holbrook and Courtney were amongst five actors who were originally shortlisted and tested for the role. The film, which will also have a TV series tie-in, will feature a young Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) as well as a young Kyle Reese and has been rumored to be set in the 1950s for at least one portion of events.Read More
Joe Wright is looking to make a discovery to fill the titular role in his prequel project “Pan.” has been set up for online submissions and an open casting call in the UK has been set for Sunday, February 23rd to find his Peter Pan. Garrett Hedlund has already been cast to play Hook, while Hugh Jackman is in talks to take the role of Blackbeard, the film’s main villain. This tale will follow an orphan who’s taken to Neverland and teams up with the native people in orderRead More