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Alex Roe has yet to make his big breakout debut in Sony’s YA franchise launcher “The 5th Wave,” but he’s already lined up a follow-up that has its own star-making potential. Deadline reports Roe has been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s “Rings,” a reboot of the Japanese horror franchise last seen on American screens as “The Ring.” Javier Guierrez is directing the film, which already has another newcomer, Matilda Lutz, attached to star. Lutz and Roe will play a couple who are unfortunate enough to come across theRead More
“Jane the Virgin” landed Gina Rodriguez her first Golden Globe, and now it may be launching her movie career as well. According to TheWrap, the actress has landed the female lead role in Peter Berg’s oil rig drama “Deepwater Horizon” which has Mark Wahlberg also on board to star. The film revolves around the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig which caused the deaths of 11 crew members and led to the biggest oil spill in US history.Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the role of Andrea Fleytas, whoRead More
After much speculation, actor Jack Huston has been confirmed as lead Eric Draven for upcoming “The Crow” remake. Actress Jessica Brown Findlay is also said to be cast as girlfriend Shelly in the film. “The Crow” will be an adaptation of the original graphic novel series, following Draven as he is killed, resurrected by a crow and proceeds to take revenge on his and his girlfriend’s murderers. Previously adapted in a 1994 version starring the late Brandon Lee, this reboot intends to launch a series of films if successful. ProductionRead More
After working with Ridley Scott on “The Martian,” Kate Mara is reteaming with the filmmaker on another sci-fi tale, this time to be directed by his son, Luke Scott. THR reports Mara is set to topline “Morgan” alongside newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy. The story follows “a corporate risk-management consultant who is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.” Seth Owen wrote the script, which landed on the 2014 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. Mara will next be seen asRead More
Woody Allen has found the first cast members for his next film. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart will lead the ensemble, according to Deadline. There are no details about the pilot of the film, which does not even have a title. Letty Arsonson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson will produce the film. Also joining the cast is Bruce Willis. Eisenberg starred in “Zombieland” and “Adventureland” before his breakout role in “The Social Network.” Since then he has been in films such as “Now You See Me” and the actor hasRead More
“Luther” is returning for a Two-Part Special and now we know who will be joining Idris Elba in it. According to TV By The Numbers, the upcoming installment has added several cast members, including “Game Of Thrones” alum Rose Leslie. There are no details on who Leslie will be playing, but a brief description of the special has been released. “Luther’s back. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes himRead More
After leaving “The Hunger Games” behind, Jennifer Lawrence is going back to war. Deadline reports Lawrence will star in “It’s What I Do,” an adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario that Steven Spielberg will direct. The story will follow “a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.” Addario covered the American invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, photographing the Afghan people before and after the reign of the Taliban, and the story will also feature a love story in Addario meetingRead More
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Posted On February 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

TV: Tom Ellis To Headline Fox’s ‘Lucifer’ Pilot

Tom Ellis can’t stay away from television for too long. According to The Hollywood Reporter he has been cast as the lead in Fox’s pilot “Lucifer.” The DC Comics series follows Lucifer (Ellis), who is simply tired of running Hell. To get the joy back in his life, Lucifer gives up his throne and heads to Los Angeles. Now he spends his days working alongside the LAPD to make criminals pay. While the cops aim for justice, Lucifer is just having a great time dulling out punishment. Tom Kapinos will write the scriptRead More
Ang Lee has found his Billy Lynn. The director has cast British newcomer Joe Alwyn in the titular role of the young soldier in his adaptation of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Alwyn beat out the likes of Billy Howle, Jack Reynor, Joe Cole and Taron Egerton for the role of a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act, being catapulted to national stardom as a result. The action takes place in the hours leading up to a bigRead More
The young mutants continue to roll into “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Director Bryan Singer has announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee is the latest young actor to join the cast playing a familiar character: the BAMFing teleporter Nghtcrawler. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp were previously cast to 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. While “X-Men: Days of Future Past” employed time travel elements, this time around the focusRead More