Casting Category

Period romantic drama “The Dressmaker,” which has long had Kate Winslet attached in the lead role, is ready to begin filming this fall, and a cast has been assembled around Winslet, with Screen Daily reporting Aussies Liam Hemsworth, Isa Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki have signed on to play supporting roles. Jocelyn Moorhouse is directing the film, based on her own adaptation of the Rosalie Ham novel of the same name, featuring Winslet as an “avenging angel” who returns to her idyllic hometown, from where she fled as a child afterRead More
Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel and Imogen Poots are set to star in an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith‘s novel “The Blunderer.” The novel, first published in 1954, is a psychological thriller from the mind behind “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr Ripley.” The story is set in New York, following architect Walter Stackhouse (Wilson) and his beautiful wife Clara (Biel). They lead a charmed life, but Stackhouse develops a fascination with an unsolved murder and things descend into chaos from there. He faces a clever killer (Toby Jones), anRead More
David Oyelowo will lead indie drama “Five Nights in Maine,” with Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez joining him in supporting roles, it was announced today. Maris Curran is directing from her own screenplay about a widower (Oyelowo) who travels to Maine to visit his guilt-stricken mother-in-law (Wiest) for answers about his wife’s death. The microbudget indie is receiving funds from San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant and has received a Cinereach grant to help production get underway. Oyelowo, who played Forest Whitaker’s son in “The Butler,” has wrappedRead More
Casting has finalized for Benjamin and Orson Cummings latest project with Willa Holland, Miguel Gomez, and Alex Russell landing the leads in new indie thriller “Pacific Standard Time.” THR shares the exclusive details of the upcoming film. The project is said to be a “dark and sexy thriller” that follows a group of young adults who get involved in a messy love triangle. Filming is already underway in LA for the Cummings second indie attempt, “Blue Blood” being the first. The duo also wrote their latest film. Holland is known for her starringRead More

Posted On May 8, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Andre Holland Joins Civil Rights Drama ‘Selma’

Actor Andre Holland has joined the cast of Paramount’s drama “Selma”, about the civil rights movement of 1965 and Martin Luther King Jr’s voting rights campaign. The story hones in on black marchers’ attempts to move from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and gain their voting rights, the police responding with force. Holland will be playing politician and activist Andrew Young in the film, who worked closely with King during the movement. He joins a strong ensemble including David Oyelowo (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) in the momentous roleRead More
Lucy Fry is going from vampires to ghosts, with Deadline reporting the “Vampire Academy” star has joined the cast of microbudget Bulmhouse thriller “6 Miranda Drive,” which already has Kevin Bacon, Rhada Mitchell and Ming-Na Wen starring. The film, which is about a family bringing an unfriendly supernatural spirit back home from a vacation with them, is also adding improv comedian Trian Long-Smith to the cast. Fry will play the “bright and introverted” daughter to Bacon and Mitchell, while Long-Smith will play an intern who works in Bacon’s office. GregRead More
Rebel Wilson is ready to join the Marines. The Wrap reports a remake of 1980s Goldie Hawn comedy “Private Benjamin” is in the works, and the Aussie breakout star is attached to star. Hawn played a high society socialite who joined the Marines on a whim and of course found herself in over her head. The remake, which will be modernized, will also be taking a bit of a “Paris and Nicole” approach by bringing in two girls who don’t know what they’re in for when they join the Marines.Read More
We are definitely witnessing the birth of one of those fruitful and prolific director-actor partnerships here with Josh Boone and Nat Wolff. After doing two movies together (Boone’s very first two), “Stuck in Love” and the upcoming “The Fault in Our Stars,” Wolff tells THR that they already have a third collaboration planned, and it’s a doozy: Wolff will star in Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic horror fantasy novel “The Stand.” King’s 1,000+ page novel is an epic battle between good and evil set after a virus has wipedRead More
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Channing Tatum, 34, will produce and star in a late 1970s-set thriller for Sony, according to The yet-to-be-titled feature is set to depict the true story of an ordinary family man (played by Tatum) who went undercover to take down the biggest mob boss in the country. Further details on the plot, specifically on the identity of Tatum’s character, have yet to be revealed. Tatum is producing the Kristin Gore-scripted film alongside his producing partner Reid Carolin as well as “Chicago” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who recentlyRead More
“Unbroken” star Finn Wittrock will star in historical football drama “My All American” opposite Aaron Eckhart, according to Deadline. Wittrock will play University of Texas defensive back Freddie Steinmark in the film set in 1969, when the team won the national title. Steinmark went from underdog to standout player, but his promising football career was cut short when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor that necessitated the amputation of his leg. Eckhart will play the team’s coach Darrell Royal. Angelo Pizzo will make his directorial debut on the project, with filmingRead More