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Posted On December 4, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Nazanin Boniadi Replaces Gal Gadot as ‘Ben-Hur’ Female Lead

Someone just got the biggest role of their career! Nazanin Boniadi has be cast as the female lead, Esther, in Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” according to Deadline. The remake focuses on best friends Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Roman tribune Messala (Toby Kebbell). After Ben-Hur returns home after heading to Rome for an education, everything is different. His best friend is a stranger to him, which is made worse when Messala betrays his newly returned friend. A betrayal that sends Judah into slavery and hungry for revenge. Morgan Freeman, Olivia Cooke andRead More

Posted On December 2, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Margot Robbie Among Confirmed Cast for ‘Suicide Squad’

The cast for Warner Bros. villain centric film “Suicide Squad” has been formally announced after much speculation, including a number of big and upcoming names. Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy and Will Smith have all been cast in the film, which is being described as a “supervillain tentpole.” The story follows the group as they are given a chance at redemption by the government, not without high risk. The casting is as follows: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Delevingne as Enchantress, Leto as The Joker, CourtneyRead More
Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander are getting some company for “The Danish Girl,” the fact-based historical drama that’s the next film of director Tom Hooper. According to Deadline, Amber Heard is in talks to join the film in a supporting role. “The Danish girl” s an adaptation of the 2001 David Ebershoff novel about the life of Danish painter Einar Wegener (played by Redmayne), who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. Vikander is playing Greta, Wegener’s Californian wife, while Heard is up for the supportingRead More
As she prepares to receive her first Oscar nomination for “Theory of Everything,” Felicity Jones has lined up her next project, as Deadline reports the British actress is in early talks to join Tom Hanks in “Inferno,” the third installment of adaptations of Dan Brown’s popular “Da Vinci Code” novels. Ron Howard is directing “Inferno,” which follows Hanks’ symbologist Henry Langdon, who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Doctor Sienna Brooks (Jones) in order to regain his memories and stop a new villain from releasingRead More
Actor Oscar Isaac has reportedly been cast as villain Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men sequel. This third installment follows the successful “X-Men: Days of Future Past” which teased the arrival of the destructive villain in its post credits scene. Set in the 1980s, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence are all expected to return in their roles of younger Magneto, Professor X and Mystique respectively. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to release May 27, 2016. Isaac rose to prominence with his role in award season favorite “Inside Llewyn Davis” andRead More
“Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike may have found her next role. She is in talks for the female lead role in romantic thriller “The Mountain Between Us” opposite Charlie Hunnam, according to Variety. Margot Robbie was previously attached to the female lead role. In the Hany Abu-Assad-directed film, Hunnam will play a doctor and experienced hiker while the female lead is an attractive and successful journalist, who also happens to be engaged. When the two are stranded by a cancelled flight in Salt Lake City, they charter a private plane,Read More
Bryan Singer is prepping the next chapter of Fox’s “X-Men” franchise, and have lined up several young actors and actresses to test for the roles of Jean Grey and Scott Summers, respectively, in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” according to TheWrap. Seeking a showier name to play the role of redhead telepath and telekinetic and future Phoenix Jean Grey, Singer is meeting with Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning, among other actresses. For her fellow new mutant and eventual soulmate Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, Singer is testing lesser known names like CharlieRead More
Shailene Woodley has been picky about what role to take to transition out of playing teenage roles, and it looks like she’s found the one. THR reports the “Divergent” actress has signed on to play the female lead in Oliver Stone’s untitled biopic about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a role that will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film. The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time ofRead More
Despite the fact that “Captain America: Civil War” will pit Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr) against Cap (Chris Evans), it looks like the film will still have a villain and Daniel Bruhl has been cast to play the as-yet unannounced character. The film, based on a popular recent arc from the comics, will also feature the first appearance of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther before he headlines his own solo film. Joe and Anthony Russo, who helmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” will return to direct, while co-stars Scarlett JohanssonRead More
Jack O’Connell is in talks for Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster,” which has George Clooney set to star, according to TheWrap. Julia Roberts is also in talks to join the all-star cast. The financial thriller follows Clooney’s character, a bombastic host of a TV show called “Money Monster,” which offers advice to viewers. O’Connell plays a loose cannon whose pushed to the edge and decides to take Clooney’s character hostage on-air in order to force a stock to rise and expose how the financial market is manipulated and everyday peopleRead More