Casting Category

The highly anticipated all-female “Ghostbusters” has found its ghost-fighting team. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are the actresses in talks for the Paul Feig reboot. The film will follow the team of women who work together to fight ghosts. McCarthy has been in talks for a lead for some time, but has now officially signed on for the film. The other three actress are currently in talks for their roles. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer in New York. This is theRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

‘Independence Day’ Sequel Eyes Liam Hemsworth For Lead

“ID Forever” may have found its star. The Wrap reports Liam Hemsworth is being sought after for the lead role in the long awaited sequel to the 1996 film “Independence Day.” Plot and character details have not been released, but Michael B. Jordan has been rumored to have a role in the film. The film will be helmed by Roland Emmerich. The final script was written by Carter Blanchard, who worked off James Vanderbilt’s original draft. Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser will produce alongside Emmerich. Although star of the original film, WillRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Dave Franco and Emma Roberts to Headline ‘Nerve’

The latest young adult adaptation has found its two leads. Variety reports Dave Franco and Emma Roberts have landed the roles in Lionsgate’s “Nerve.” The film is based on Jeanne Ryan’s novel of the same name. It follows a high school senior, played by Roberts, as she gets involved in a high stakes online game of truth or dare. To make it through she will have to be wary of the anonymous “watchers” steering her however they see fit. Jessica Sharzer adapted the novel, which will be directed by HenryRead More

Posted On January 26, 2015By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Emma Watson Cast in Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Actress Emma Watson has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast” as lead bookworm Belle. Following in the vein of other live-action takes on their animated films such as “Alice in Wonderland” and this year’s “Cinderella”, the film will be directed by Bill Condon (“The Fifth Estate”, “Dreamgirls”). The adaptation was written by Stephen Chbosky who previously worked with Watson on “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Production for the film is set to begin later this year, release date as of yet unannounced. WatsonRead More
After testing for the role, Kaya Scodelario has landed the female lead role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment in the popular Disney pirate franchise. Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, while Scodelario will play opposite Brenton Thwaites, cast as the new male lead in the film. Scodelario chemistry-tested with Thwaites in December and beat out the likes of Gabriella Wilde, Lucy Boynton, Jenna Thiam and Alexandra Dowling for the role, which is still unspecified. Thwaites plays Henry, a BritishRead More
Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Halle Berry may not be reprising their roles in the upcoming X-Men film, but now we know who will play their young counterparts. Director Bryan Singer revealed on his Twitter account that Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp have joined the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner, Sheridan and Shipp will play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. Last year’s “X-Men: Days ofRead More
Lucasfilm is going big on the casting front for their first standalone film. Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones are in contention for the female lead in the first upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of the characters and plot for the upcoming film are being kept under wraps. Maslany has already tested for the role with Mara expected to soon. Jones is being sought for the role, but scheduling conflicts may keep her out of the running. Currently there are two standaloneRead More
Jennifer Lawrence sure likes to keep working with directors she’s already worked with before. For her next project, Lawrence will tackle diving drama “The Dive,” which will be directed by Francis Lawrence, with whom she did the last three “Hunger Games” movies. TheWrap reported the news. “The Dive” follows real life freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air. Lawrence will play Audrey, who died during an attempt to beat her own world recordRead More
Hakkasan Beverly Hills Hosts Flaunt Magazine Issue Party with Selena Gomez And Amanda De Cadenet
The line between singer and actor has blended and one singer has found her next role on the big screen. According to Deadline, Selena Gomez has been cast in Rob Burnett’s “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” The indie drama stars Paul Rudd as a caregiver named Ben. He is currently taking care of a teenager named Trevor, who is frustrated as a result of his advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Gomez’s character is named Dot, a young girl who hitches around with Ben and Trevor. She is very forward and is notRead More
"The Fault In Our Stars" New York Premiere

Posted On January 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Eyes Ansel Elgort For Lead

Edgar Wright is trying to get into the Ansel Elgort business. The young actor is in talks for the lead in “Baby Driver” according to Variety. The film centers on a young getaway driver who has quite the reputation. His work gets complicated when he starts working for a crime boss. A risky heist puts everything in jeopardy. Wright will write the script in addition to being the director. TriStar and MRC are financing the film, which will be distributed by Sony as a result of the organization’s deal with TriStar. Elgort may haveRead More