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Wyatt Russell, Blake Jenner and Tyler Hoechlin have been offered the lead roles in Richard Linklater’s next film, a baseball-centric college drama called “That’s What I’m Talking About,” according to Deadline. The film is said to be similar to Linklater’s classic stoner comedy “Dazed and Confused.” It’s set in the 1980s and follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house on his college campus and has fraternity-like party-hard experiences with his new teammates. “That’s What I’m Talking About” will be Linklater’s first film since “Boyhood,” the groundbreaking dramaRead More
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Posted On September 12, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara to Star in Musical ‘Ziggy’

Actors Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are set to get musical in the upcoming period picture “Ziggy”. The directorial debut of Baz Luhrmann protégé Diesel Schwarze, “Ziggy” follows the rise and fall of a hunchback escape artist (DeHaan) who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s. He falls in love with a woman (Mara) who happens to be the fiancée of a powerful media mogul. The unique project is ambitious, with producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid on board to develop original contemporary music forRead More
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Theo James, 29, will be exposing his fangs once more in the fifth “Underworld” film for Lakeshore Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. James, who first played the role of the vampire David in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening,” will return as the lead (and presumably as the same character) in the new film, which is set to expand the already existing universe rather than rebooting it. Sources also tell THR that James will be joined alongside two new female characters, the casting for which is underway. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg andRead More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Elizabeth Olsen Joins Tom Hiddleston in ‘I Saw The Light’

Elizabeth Olsen will play Hank Williams’ wife Audrey Mae in his biopic, “I Saw The Light,” which stars Tom Hiddleston. Williams was a musician from Alabama who had many hits starting in the 1950s. His breakout song was “Move It on Over,” with other popular songs including “Lovesick Blues” and “Lost Highway.” As a result of his alcohol and prescription drug addiction he died of heart failure at the very young age of 29. Marc Abraham‘s will direct a script he wrote that is based on a book about Williams’ life called “HankRead More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star Opposite Will Smith in Untitled NFL Drama

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, 31, has landed a co-starring role in a yet-to-be-titled drama about a degenerative disease that shook the NFL, according to Indiewire’s Shadow and Act. The film is based on Jeanne Marie Laskas‘ October 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which follows Dr. Bennet Omalu (set to be played by Will Smith), the forensic neuropathologist who, in spite of opposition from an $8 billion industry, discovered and raised awareness about CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a brain disease found in atheletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Ridley Scott‘s productionRead More
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Xavier Dolan, 25, has confirmed to Indiewire’s Bent that Jessica Chastain, 37, has joined “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the “Mommy” director’s English-language feature debut. “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” is described by the Québécois writer-director as “the story of an American movie star with everything working out for him who has a secretive correspondence with an 11-year-old in London.” Chastain’s involvement in the film surprisingly began with a simple post on social media. “It was this friend of mine — a journalist —Read More
Rachel Brosnahan
Long gestating family drama “Louder Than Bombs” may finally be getting underway, and now it’s added “House of Cards” and “Manhattan” star Rachel Brosnahan to star opposite Jesse Eisenberg in Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s English language debut, according to Deadline. The drama follows a father (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons (Eisenberg and Devin Makenzie Druid) three years after the death of their wife and mother, a wartime photographer. On the eve of a retrospective of her work, the family discovers an unsettling secret about her past. Brosnahan will playRead More
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Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” is set to begin production, and has added Holliday Grainger in the female lead role opposite Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, the studio announced today. Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film is set in 1952 and tells the true story of the US Coast Guard’s heroic rescue mission after a massive storm hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers to collide and endanger the lives of the crew members. Craig Gillespie willRead More
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French actress Melanie Laurent has joined what is sure to be already a most highly anticipated upcoming drama. Tout le Cine reports the “Inglourious Basterds” actress has joined Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in their first onscreen team-up since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” a character study drama called “By the Sea.” Jolie co-wrote and will direct the film, which Tout le Cine reports will be about a Hollywood couple falling prey to marital woes and paparazzi on a remote Mediterranean island. Filming will take two and a half months onRead More
Emma-Greenwell
Variety has released news of the newest addition to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”: Emma Greenwell. She joins Lily James,Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston in the genre-bending redo of Jane Austen’s classic novel. In the aptly titled genre-bender, the Bennet family lives in an alternate universe where zombies live among the living and Mr. Bennet has trained his daughters in martial arts and the use of weapons, so they can defend themselves against the undead. James plays Lizzie, while Riley plays her Mr. Darcy. Heathcote and Booth play theRead More