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Looks like we are very close to finding out who the new “Fantastic Four” are, as THR floats more names and reports that testing is happening this week for Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic and Ben Grimm aka The Thing. Michael B. Jordan is the only actor attached at this point, playing Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch. First, the trade reports Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington, both previously reported to be in the mix for roles, are out, due to scheduling and other factors. Still in are Miles Teller andRead More
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English director Ben Wheatley took to Twitter to announce his next film, and it’s a good one: He’s directing an adaptation of JG Ballard’s “High-Rise,” and Tom Hiddleston will star in it. Hiddleston will play a young doctor living in a towering residential building who becomes embroiled in an outbreak of violence when class warfare erupts, pitting floors against floors. Wheatley says: I am very excited to be working with Hiddleston on this project. He brings an intelligence, vulnerability and humour to his roles, be they art-house or blockbuster thatRead More
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“Divergent” star Parker Mack and Disney actresses Laura Marano and Katherine McNamara are set to star in independent film “A Sort of Homecoming“, which will follow Amy Harrigan, a withdrawn but successful news producer, and will take a look back at her time on the debate team in high school. The Wrap reports that Mack will play “heartbreaker Nick Stevenson, who teams up with Amy at debate camp before the two end up competing for a national championship. However, Nick’s father seems intent upon sabotaging him every step of theRead More
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“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington will join Alicia Vikander in Vera Brittain biopic “Testament of Youth,” according to THR. 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 revolved around her entrance to the University of Oxford, her romance with Roland Leighton, and the onset of World War I, which would ultimately take the lives of herRead More
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UPDATE: This girl is on a roll! TV Line reports Daddario will also guest-star on Fox sitcom “New Girl” this season, playing a hot new neighbor of Zooey Deschanel and her boys. ORIGINAL REPORT: “Percy Jackson” franchise star Alexandra Daddario has landed the female lead in earthquake actioner and potential franchise launcher “San Andreas” opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, according to Deadline. Additionally, she is being courted to appear in the “Entourage” movie. “San Andreas” will see Johnson as a helicopter pilot who treks across a devastated California in searchRead More
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Jonah Hill’s transition from comedic relief to serious actor continues, with Deadline reporting the “Wolf of Wall Street” star is reteaming with co-star Leonardo Dicaprio on a new untitled biopic of Richard Jewell, the Atlanta Olympics security guard who was lauded as a hero then falsely accused of being a suspect after reporting a suspicious package which turned out to contain pipe bombs. Hill and Dicaprio have optioned the rights to Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Ballad Of Richard Jewell” to base the film on. Brenner got in-depthRead More
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Amanda Seyfried is part of the cast of Gary Oldman’s long-gestating feature directorial debut, the director tells Absolutely Magazine (found by Go4Everyone via this Oldman fansite). The film is called “Flying Horse” and also stars Oldman himself, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes. “Flying Horse” is a biopic of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, but may be more of a crime thriller, since Mybridge (to be playd by Fiennes in the film) ultimately discovered his young wife (likely Seyfried) had been having an affair with a theater critic (Cumberbatch). Muybridge traveled to seeRead More
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Miles Teller is set to bring real life boxer Vinny Pazienza to life on the big screen, according to THR. Aaron Eckhart will also star in the film, called “Bleed for This,” which will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. A former world champion boxer nicknamed The Pazmanian Devil, Pazienza had a nearly 20 year career in the lightweight and light middleweight weight classes. The film is expected to focus on a near fatal car accident in 1991 after which doctors doubted he would ever be able to walk again,Read More
Sony Pictures Animation Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2" - Red Carpet

Posted On January 31, 2014By Christina EdwardsIn Casting

Bill Hader Joins Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck”

Bill Hader may be set for his biggest post- “Saturday Night Live” project yet. According to a report by Variety, Hader is currently in talks to join Universal’s upcoming Judd Apatow film “Trainwreck.” Up and coming comedian Amy Schumer has the lead role. No plot details are available, but it’s been vaguely described as being about Schumer’s character as a “trainwreck” trying to keep her life held together. Hader is probably going to play her boyfriend, though previous reports have also called for a best friend and some other supportingRead More
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An all out “Kill Your Darlings” reunion may be brewing, as The Wrap reports director John Krokidas is now talking to his two stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, about playing Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, respectively, in “College Republicans,” a long gestating political comedy that may finally be moving along. The Wes Jones script has been around since 2010, when it landed on the Black List. In 2011, Paul Dano became attached to the role of Rove when it was set up at a different production company. Set inRead More