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Rooney Mara is taking the next step in her rising career, and will try her hand at producing. She is joining forces with AnnaPurna Pictures and super producer Megan Ellison to produce as a starring vehicle for herself the Somalia kidnap drama “A House in the Sky.” The film will be based on Amanda Lindhout’s own experience being kidnapped by a Somali terrorist group in 2008, as detailed in her memoir of the same name, “A House in the Sky.” Lindhout had been in Somalia for 4 days before beingRead More
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Relativity has set sight on young actor Jack Reynor to lead their film set to tell the story of baseball slugger Josh Hamilton. The story will draw from Hamilton’s book “Beyond Belief: Finding The Strength To Come Back”, following his path from deep within drug and alcohol addiction to becoming the sports superstar he is now, playing for the Los Angeles Angels. The inspirational story is set to be both written and directed by Casey Affleck (“I’m Still Here”), who seems to want Reynor for the role, despite numerous youngRead More
WarGames Ansel Elgort Tye Sheridan
The Wrap reports that Ansel Elgort, 20, and Tye Sheridan, 17, are two names on the “WarGames” remake shortlist. The original 1983 film by John Badham centered on a young man (played by Matthew Broderick) “who finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing.” The upcoming remake follows suite with a “teenage hacker who unwittingly sets off a virus bent on destroying the world’s computer systems.” Dean Israelite (“Project Almanac”) is directing, while Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) — who takes overRead More
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Posted On June 24, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Lead ‘Doc Savage’

Chris Hemsworth has reportedly met with writer and director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3″) to possibly play titular role in “Doc Savage.” Based on a pulp comic series of the 1930s, Doc Savage is a hero the director stated needs to be a “perfect physical specimen” with superhuman strength, memory and intelligence. Set to be a Sony Pictures production, there had been some uncertainty as to the status of the project due to budgetary issues. Now with a name like Hemsworth potentially attached, it seems to be moving forward. ThisRead More
Melissa Benoist The Longest Ride
“Glee” star Melissa Benoist, 25, has joined the cast of George Tillman Jr.‘s “The Longest Ride,” according to a report by Deadline. Based on the 17th published novel by Nicholas Sparks, “The Longest Ride” follows the lives of a young couple whose romance parallels with that of an older couple. Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood star as college senior Sophia Danko and cowboy Luke Collins, respectively, while the elderly couple are played by Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin in flashbacks. Benoist joins the cast as Marcia, Sophia’s roommate. Benoist, whoRead More
Channing Tatum Coens
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