Casting Category

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Variety reports that Channing Tatum, 34, is in talks to join Joel and Ethan Coen‘s “Hail, Caesar!” The film, which is already set to star George Clooney and Josh Brolin, centers on Eddie Mannix, a 1950s Hollywood fixer who works to keep a studio’s stars in line. Another report by THR.com also reveals that along with Tatum’s “Gene Kelly-type” character, Tilda Swinton as a powerful gossip columnist and Ralph Fiennes as Laurence Lorenz will also be new additions to the cast. The Coens are producing “Hail Caesar!” with Eric FellnerRead More
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All eyes are on “Mad Men” and “Community” actress, Alison Brie, who is currently in talks to star in the newest comedy project from New Line Cinema,“How to Be Single”, as reported by Variety. Inspired by Liz Tuccilo’s novel and later drafted for the big screen by Marc Silverstein, Abby Kohn, and Dana Fox, the Christian Ditter film is set to capture the modern story of a single woman (Lily Collins) living in New York and struggling in her search for love. Brie is best known as the perky andRead More
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Deadline reports that Ansel Elgort, 20, is set to play the late American pianist “Van Cliburn” in an Andrew Stern-scripted adaptation of the 1993 biography by Howard Reich. Elgort will play Cliburn in his formative years when, at the age of 23 in 1958, he become a breakout star for winning the first-ever Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow — an achievement that jump-started a long career that led him to playing for U.S. presidents and being embraced by Russian audiences. It was also significant because it happened during aRead More
Alicia Vikander
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, 25, has landed leading roles in both “The Light Between Oceans” and “The Danish Girl,” according to Deadline. The Derek Cianfrance-directed “The Light Between Oceans” has Vikander joining Michael Fassbender in the adaptation of the 2013 M.L. Stedman novel, which follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote island in Australia as they raise a baby they rescued in a rowboat. The latter film, which Deadline states Vikander as being the top choice for director Tom Hooper, is an adaptation of the 2001Read More
Aneurin Barnard
Welsh up-and-comer Aneurin Barnard, 27, has joined Tom Hardy in Brian Helgeland‘s gangster thriller “Legend.” Filming is already underway in London for “Legend,” which stars Hardy in the dual roles of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, two twins who became infamous in 1950s and ’60s London for their criminal activities. The two were convicted for the murder of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie in 1969, with a judge sentencing them both to a minimum of 30 years in prison. Ronald died in 1995, followed by Reggie in 2000. The film, which isRead More
Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke, 27, is set to star in Eric D. Howell‘s psychological thriller “Voice From the Stone.” Based on Silvio Raffo’s novel “La Voce Della Pietra,” the Andrew Shaw-scripted “Voice From the Stone” is set in 1950s Tuscany and follows a nurse who, whilst caring for a troubled boy whose mother suddenly died, becomes the victim of a malevolent force inside the family’s castle. Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durantefilm are producing the Zanuck Independent and Code 39 Films production, while Mark Wheaton is serving as executive producer. Filming for “VoiceRead More
teresa-palmer
Teresa Palmer has landed the female lead role and will join Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey in the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s cult classic actioner “Point Break,” according to Variety. Ericson Core is directing the remake about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of extreme sports enthusiasts, led by Ramirez, who may be committing crimes when they’re not surfing and skydiving. Palmer will play Bracey’s love interest, likely taking over the role of an orphaned surfer girl from Lori Petty, who played her inRead More
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After director Shane Black’s success on “Iron Man 3,” it was only a matter of time for more A-listers to be attached to one of his films. He wrote the original script “The NiceGuys” with Anthony Bagarozzi a few years ago but it’s now gaining some traction since Joel Silver has signed on to produce. Being pursued to star in the noir film are Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. TheWrap reports that the story is set in smoggy 1970s Los Angeles and follows Jackson Healy, a muscle-for-hire and recovering alcoholic (presumably Crowe)Read More
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Tom Hiddleston is ready to make his onscreen singing debut, as Deadline reports the “Thor” star will play legendary country crooner Hank Williams in a new biopic called “I Saw the Light.” Marc Abraham will direct the film starting in October, with Hiddleston set to cover some of Williams’ most iconic songs including “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’.” Williams rose to fame in the 1940s and early 50s but like so many famous young people, succumbed to alcoholism and pill addiction andRead More
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Rebel Wilson is now set to join the cast of Sony’s Sacha Baron Cohen action-comedy “Grimsby,” according to Variety. The story follows a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to team up with his idiotic brother (Baron Cohen). The film was written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham with Louis Leterrier (“Clash of the Titans”) set to direct. Wilson joins previously added cast Ian McShane, David Harewood and Annabelle Wallis. Production for the film is set to begin later this summer. Wilson first began toRead More