Casting Category

Cara Delevingne 2
Deadline reports that British supermodel Cara Delevingne, 21, is in talks for roles in both Justin Chadwick‘s 17th century-set romance “Tulip Fever” and Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan prequel “Pan.” Delevingne is up for the role of Henrietta in “Tulip Fever,” an adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 best-seller, which depicts the affair between the young wife (Alicia Vikander) of an aristocrat and an artist (Dane DeHaan) who is hired to paint their portrait. As for her role in “Pan,” it is also apparently just a small part. The film, which includesRead More
ray-fisher
Future Justice League member Cyborg has been cast in Zack Snyder’s untitled “Man of Steel” sequel, which has been working under the title “Batman vs Superman.” Variety reports Broadway actor Ray Fisher has landed the role after testing for it against several other actors. Fisher is a relatively unknown actor, but you may have heard his name pop up recently when he was shortlisted for the lead role in JJ Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” His casting here almost certainly takes him out of the running for that, but thisRead More
Jem and the Holograms
THR.com has announced that Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko are the leading ladies for Jon M. Chu‘s live-action revival of “Jem and the Holograms.” Based on the ’80s Hasbro toy line that was also a popular cartoon series, “Jem and the Holograms” follows the adventures of Jerrica Benton, an orphaned teenage girl who finds success through her alto ego, Jem, the lead singer of The Holograms. Peeples will be playing Jem, while Scott is cast as her sister and band mate Kimber. Perrineau as Shana andRead More
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Australian actress Emily Browning, 25, is in talks to play the female lead in Brian Helgeland‘s crime thriller “Legend,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Legend” is set to star Tom Hardy in the dual roles of twin brothers and British gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray, whose criminal activities made them infamous in 1950s and ’60s London. The Kray brothers were eventually convicted for the murder of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie in 1969, with a judge sentencing them to a minimum of 30 years. Ronald died in prison in 1995, followedRead More
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Amanda Seyfried, 28, has nabbed the role of Mary in Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan prequel “Pan,” according to a report by Empire Online. “Pan” will depict Peter’s backstory from his time as an orphan, his journey to Neverland and his friendship with a young Hook, long before they became enemies. Along with Seyfried, the other new casting additions are Nonso Anozie as Bishop, Kathy Burke as Mother Bambas, Jack Charles as Tiger Lily’s chieftain father, Kurt Egyiawan as Murray, Lewis MacDougall as Nibs, Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling, and TaejooRead More
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Disney’s upcoming live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” may just have the most gorgeous cast we’ll never get to see on screen. Idris Elba is already on board to voice the Shere Khan the tiger, and now THR reports Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are negotiating to join the cast as well, also lining up animal characters to voice. Jon Favreau is directing the CGI/live action flick about the young boy Mowgli, who is raised by wolves and interacts with all the animals in the jungle. TheRead More
zooey-deschanel
In advance of Cannes Film Market action, it’s been announced that Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat are among those set to star in dark comedy “The Driftless Area”. An adaptation of Tom Drury‘s novel by the same name, the story follows enigmatic Stella (Deschanel) and quiet but resourceful Pierre (Yelchin), a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. He falls in love with Stella, and in the process is unwittingly pitted against volatile criminal Shane (John Hawkes). From Unified Pictures and Bron Studios,Read More
felicity-jones
In surprise casting news of the day, Deadline reports Felicity Jones is the first actor to be cast in Juan Antonio Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s incredible children’s book “A Monster Calls.” The book tells the story of a young boy who escapes into a fantasy dream world when real life gets too difficult with an ill-stricken mother and bullying classmates. But his dream world isn’t a walk in the park either, and he is often confronted by a monstrous tree-like creature. Deadline reports Jones is lining up the roleRead More
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Move over, Michelle Williams, there is a new Marilyn in town. The Wrap is reporting that Andrew Dominik’s long-gestating Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” may be moving forward again, but original star Naomi Watts is out, and Jessica Chastain is in. Certainly no downgrade by any means. Dominik has been working on this, described as his passion project, since 2010, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name. Oates drew on factual and historical sources to tell “the inner, poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker — theRead More
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It looks like Chris Pine will be taking his heroic missions from space to the seas. The 33-year-old “Star Trek Into Darkness” star is in talks to star in Disney’s “The Finest Hours,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, “The Finest Hours” is set in 1952 and tells the true story of a coast guard’s heroic rescue mission after a nor’easter (a cylonic East Coast storm) hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers, the Pendleton andRead More