Casting Category

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
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
Well, it sounds like Kyle Chandler will finally get out from behind a desk job, as Deadline reports the “Friday Night Lights” alum has joined Todd Haynes’ 1950s romantic thriller “Carol” opposite Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and there’s no FBI case to investigate in sight. Instead, Chandler will play jealous husband to Blanchett’s titular Carol. He has good reason to be be jealous, as the film will chronicle the love affair that blooms between the wealthy and sophisticated Carol and Mara’s lonely department store shop girl. Carol wants outRead More
“Star Trek” star Zachary Quinto has joined the cast of “Hitman” sequel “Agent 47,” according to Deadline. “Homeland” star Rupert Friend replaced Paul Walker in the lead role earlier this month after the “Fast & Furious” actor’s death in November. “Agent 47″ is a sequel to the 2007 actioner “Hitman,” which starred Timothy Olyphant in the lead role. Now, Friend will play the titular assassin, who was orphaned and then raised by an organization of assassins for hire. In a now familiar “Bourne Identity” twist, he eventually finds himself dodgingRead More
Holy out of left field, Batman! Warner Bros has just announced that Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel, which has been working under the title “Batman Vs Superman.” Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot are already in the cast. Here’s what Snyder had to say on the casting: “Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’sRead More
The newest Blumhouse supernatural thriller has added TV stars Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”) and Gillian Jacobs (“Community”) to star alongside Isla Fisher, according to Deadline. Kevin Greutert will direct the film, called “Visions,” which follows Fisher’s character, Julia, a pregnant woman who moves with her husband to his vineyard and is plagued by visions of a sinister hooded figure only she can see. Mount will play Fisher’s husband, who grows increasingly worried about her well-being, and Jacobs will play a woman who befriends her. Lucas Sussman wrote the script.Read More
Jennifer Lawrence is everyone’s favorite actress and it’s clear that director David O. Russell is also a fan, having cast her in his two latest films – “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle“. And with new reports now suggesting that Russell wants to work with Lawrence again, frankly, we’re not surprised. THR reports that Russell is eyeing Lawrence for a role in the biopic of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. Russell is currently only in discussions to rewrite the script and direct the film for Fox 2000,Read More
Chadwick Boseman

Posted On January 30, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Chadwick Boseman Joins “Gods of Egypt”

Chadwick Boseman is the latest actor to join the cast of Alex Proyas‘s mythological epic “Gods Of Egypt,” according to Deadline. The 31-year-old actor is joining a cast that already includes Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Courtney Eaton. “Gods of Egypt” tells the story of corruption and betrayal amongst ancient Egypt’s ruling gods. Chaos ensues after Set (Butler), the god of desert, storms and chaos, murders his brother Osiris. In a vengeful attempt to end the madness that Set created, Osiris’ son Horus (Coster-Waldau) seeks helpRead More
Rebecca Hall has come on board indie romantic comedy “Tumbledown,” according to Screen Daily, which seems to indicate that Rose Byrne, who became attached to the female lead role in April 2013, is out. Desi Van Til wrote the screenplay about a woman (Hall) living in rural Maine who sparks with a New York writer (Jason Sudeikis), in town to investigate and write a biography about her late husband, who was a folk music hero. Sudeikis, along with Blythe Danner and Joe Manganiello, came on board the project with ByrneRead More