Casting Category


Posted On August 25, 2014By Christina EdwardsIn Casting

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joining Thriller ‘The Cellar’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is currently in negotiations to star in Paramont and Bad Robot’s upcoming film “The Cellar,” according to a report by Variety. The film tells the story of a young woman who wakes up after a car accident to find she has been abducted and is being held in an underground cellar. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, claims he has saved her life from a terrible chemical attack, and that the outside world has been left inhabitable. The film follows her decision to attempt to escape despite the potentialRead More
Jack Reynor Naomie Harrie Jungle Book
Following yesterday’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to Andy Serkis‘ “Jungle Book: Origins” as Shere Khan, news comes today via THR and Variety that Jack Reynor and Naomie Harris have been recruited to voice Brother Wolf and Nisha, respectively. Also new to the cast of this Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1894 Rudyard Kipling classic are Christian Bale as the voice of Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, Tom Hollander as Tabaqui, and Peter Mullan as wolf pack leader Akela. Callie Kloves marks her screenwritingRead More
Toby Kebbell has rounded out the cast of YA adaptation of “A Monster Calls,” reports THR. Kebbell joins a cast that already includes Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson. The book tells the story of a young boy who escapes into a fantasy dream world when real life gets too difficult with an ill-stricken mother and bullying classmates. But his dream world isn’t a walk in the park either, and he is often confronted by a monstrous tree-like creature. Jones is playing the mother, which seems to indicate theRead More
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TheWrap reports that English fashion model and actress Cara Delevingne, 22, is in talks to take the female lead in Michael Sucsy‘s Beach Boys-themed musical “All Summer Long” for Fox 2000. “Hairspray” and “Chicago” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are teaming up with John Stamos for this yet-to-be-greenlit Susannah Grant-scripted film, which is set to follow in “Across the Universe’s” (the 2007 film that famously borrowed from The Beatles catalogue) footsteps by telling an original story using the music of the Beach Boys. One of the world’s top models,Read More
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English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, has joined the cast of Andy Serkis‘ “Jungle Book: Origins” for Warner Bros, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not to be confused with Jon Favreau‘s upcoming live-action film for Disney (which has already recruited Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, and Bill Murray), Serkis’ version is also set to adapt the 1894 Rudyard Kipling classic (which was most famously depicted in the 1967 Disney animated film) about Mowgli, an orphaned boy who was raised by wolves in the Indian jungle and befriends Baloo the bearRead More

Posted On August 18, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Juno Temple Joins Olivia Wilde in ‘Meadowland’

Indie thriller “Meadowland” has rounded out its cast as it heads into production. Juno Temple, Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Mescudi, Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan have joined the previously cast Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson in the film directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi. Wilde signed on in February to produce and star in the film to play a mother whose son disappears, “a jolt that puts her on an unexpected and dangerous path toward acceptance as she seeks out a relationship with a neglected boy andRead More
Sophie Cookson
Sophie Cookson is set to star opposite Adrien Brody in Lee Tamahori‘s action-adventure film “Emperor,” according to Variety. The film, which is written Michael Thomas III (“The Devil’s Double”) and Jeffrey Hatcher (“The Duchess”), has previously recruited names like Paz Vega, Gotz Otto, Lize Feryn, Bill Skarsgard, Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Platt, and Rutger Hauer to its cast. Eddie Marsan is also in talks to join. Cookson will play “a feisty and daring 21-year-old who infiltrates the court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Brody) to avenge the death of herRead More
Jamie Dornan King Arthur
“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, 32, is reportedly the top choice to play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie‘s “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.” “Jamie is hot property in Hollywood. Guy was completely blown away when he met him and wanted to offer the part immediately,” said the source, who also claimed that Dornan and his agents are planning to negotiate with Universal to allow him to join the Warner Brothers film. “Jamie is keen to take on other roles and prove that he’s an adaptable actor. HeRead More
jack huston
Jack Huston, one of the stars of HBO hit “Boardwalk Empire” recently finalized his deal to portray Wickham in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Everyone knows Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice,” a story of class and romance against the odds of human nature. But as we flipped through its grubby pages in our high school literature and comprehension class, haven’t we all thought at one point or another: “Yeah. This could definitely use some zombies.” Playing Elizabeth Bennett is Lily James, a young woman withRead More
“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner has been set to play “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley in a revisionist take on the young writer’s life called “Mary Shelley’s Monster,” according to Deadline. Jeremy Irvine has been cast as Percy Shelley, the poet Mary marries at 21. “American Horror Story” star Taissa Farmiga also has a supporting role as Mary’s stepsister. “Mary Shelley’s Monster” reimagines Mary’s quest to write her seminal sci-fi novel as “the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way.” CokyRead More