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Chiwetel Ejiofor could be following up his first Oscar nomination with a major role in an iconic franchise, with The Wrap reporting the “12 Years a Slave” star has emerged as the frontrunner to play the main villain in the next James Bond film – “Bond 24″ for now – opposite Daniel Craig’s 007. There’s no word yet on who he may play. Ejiofor does not have an official offer and no negotiations have begun yet, but wouldn’t it be great if this ends up happening? Sam Mendes is returningRead More
Michelle Monaghan reports that Michelle Monaghan, 38, has joined the cast of the Chris Columbus-directed action adventure film “Pixels,” which will see popular video game characters of the 1980s being reincarnated on the big screen. “Pixels” is based on a 2010 internet short, which will “tell what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (Kevin James) turns to his childhood bestRead More

Posted On April 3, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Katie McGrath Joins ‘Jurassic World’

“Merlin” and “Dracula” alum Katie McGrath will give contemporary settings a try as THR reports she has joined the cast of “Jurassic World,” along with Judy Greer and Lauren Lapkus. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were previously cast as the leads of Colin Trevorrow’s reboot of the classic Steven Spielberg dinosaur franchise, along with Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Ifran Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong. There are no in depth plot details, but “Jurassic World” has long been rumored to take place years after the events ofRead More
A project we’ve long, long had an eye on may finally be making it into production after all. “Girls’ Night Out,” a historical drama following young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, now has a new cast and begins shooting next week, according to The Daily Mail. Dakota Fanning had once been attached, Alexandra Roach too, and Juno Temple, but none of those girls will be in the film now. Instead, it’s Sarah Gadon who will play Princess Elizabeth, while British newcomer Bel Powley will take on Princess Margaret. Additionally, Jack ReynorRead More
“300: Rise of an Empire” star Callan Mulvey and “The Wolverine” star Tao Okamoto have joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman-Superman-centric “Man of Steel” sequel, which has been working under the title “Batman Vs Superman.” Holly Hunter has also joined the cast today. The three newcomers to the film will be playing “newly created” characters, though I’m sure the possibility is still there that they could turn out to be familiar to comic book readers. Henry Cavill is returning to play Clark Kent, aka Superman, Ben Affleck isRead More
“The Kings of Summer” star Gabriel Basso is set to play one of the lead roles in upcoming courtroom drama film “The Whole Truth,” opposite Daniel Craig and Renee Zellweger, according to Deadline. The film stars Craig as a skilled defense attorney fighting to get his teenage defendant acquitted for the murder of his wealthy father. Basso will play the defendant, who is described as a confused and conflicted young man. “The Whole Truth” is set to start filming in Boston this month under the direction of Courtney Hunt. BassoRead More
After bro-tastic comedies “That Awkward Moment” and “Neighbors,” Zac Efron is going in a different direction for his next film. THR reports Efron will produce and star in legal thriller “The Associate,” which is based on the John Grisham novel of the same name. Efron will play a Yale Law grad who is blackmailed into getting hired at a major law firm by a gang of criminals. He won’t just be working there, but rather working as a spy and bringing back information regarding “a dispute between two powerful defenseRead More
“Prisoners” and “Enemy” director Denis Villeneuve has found the star of his next project, and no, it’s not Jake Gyllenhaal. Variety reports Emily Blunt will star in Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” which is a drug cartel thriller that follows “an officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.” Blunt will presumably play that officer. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script. Villeneuve will follow “Sicario” with sci-fi drama “Story of Your Life,” which now has Amy Adams in talks toRead More
Johnny Depp-led mobster drama “Black Mass” has added two up and comers to its cast. THR reports Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons have now signed on in supporting roles, joining the previously cast Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton. Depp plays famed mobster Whitey Bugler in the Scott Cooper film, while Johnson will play his girlfriend and the mother of his son. Temple will play a prostitute, while Plemons will play a “blue collar tough guy” who is part of Bulger’s inner circle. Edgerton plays FBI agent John Connelly, who grewRead More
Ever since relative unknown Chadwick Boseman broke out playing Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” the possibility of him donning a superhero costume has been an open ended question, mostly because that’s just what rising stars do these days – leverage a smaller breakout role into headlining a major blockbuster. In fact, he was first tipped as a potential “Black Panther” for Marvel nearly a year ago. Well, someone finally decided to ask the man himself about this very possibility. During press rounds for his latest film “Draft Day,” raisedRead More