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Who else but Tim Burton should direct a title with the phrase “peculiar children” in it? Variety reports that for his next book to film adaptation, Eva Green may play the titular character born from Ransom Rigg’s fantasy novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Burton’s penchant for recasting actors is well-known, (No word yet on whether or not Helena Bonham Carter will join but…you know) and Green previously worked with him as a lovelorn villainess in his horror-comedy “Dark Shadows.”  The story follows a teenager named Jacob who, after suffering from aRead More
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Natalia Leite has recruited Imogen Poots, Riley Keough and Dianna Agron for the cast of her feature directorial debut, “Bare,” which starts shooting this week in New Mexico. “Bare” centers on “a young girl living in Nevada who starts a complicated relationship with a female drifter who introduces her to a darker world and forces her to grow.” Also set to star Chris Zylka, Paz de la Huerta and Rachel Korine, “Bare” will be produced by Alexandra Roxo, Chad Burris, and Christopher J. Scott. Mateo Frazier will serve as associateRead More
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Rooney Mara has joined the cast of Jim Sheridan‘s anticipated drama “The Secret Scripture”. She is replacing previously cast Jessica Chastain, who presumably was forced to drop out due to scheduling reasons, and joins recently cast Jack Reynor in the film. Based on the book by Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture” follows Roseanne McNulty, a 100 year old woman, the diary she keeps of her very extended stay at a mental hospital and the relationship she has with her psychiatrist. Vanessa Redgrave portrays the older Roseanne while Mara will beRead More
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The Daily Mail has revealed that a group of up and comers — Jamie Dornan, Alicia Vikander, Lily James, and Daniel Bruhl — have joined the cast of John Wells‘ comedy “Adam Jones” (previously titled “Chef”). The Steven Knight-scripted (“Seventh Son”) “Adam Jones,” as originally reported by Deadline, follows “a Paris chef named Adam Jones (played by Bradley Cooper), who destroys his wunderkind status in a blaze of decadence and out of control behavior. He cleans up and returns to Paris sober, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a topRead More
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Idris Elba, 41, is in talks to reunite with “RocknRolla” director Guy Ritchie for Warner Bros’ “Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur,” according to TheWrap. Described as a “tentpole fantasy retelling of the Arthur legend” that is “meant to span six films”, “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” is written by Joby Harold (“Awake”), who is producing the film alongside Tory Tunnell, Akiva Goldsman, and Lionel Wigram. Elba is in talks to play the role of Bedivere, Arthur’s father’s right-hand man who helps train the young warrior as he learnsRead More
Christina Chong Star Wars
British up and comer Christina Chong has joined J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Latino Review reports that Chong has joined the forthcoming film in a role that is yet unknown at the time. She joins a cast that is full of fellow up-and-coming actors, such as Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Domhnall Gleeson — just to name a few. The film is scheduled for a December 18, 2015 release date. Chong, who recently landed the female lead as Macer in SergioRead More
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In between stints on USA’s “Graceland,” Aaron Tveit is set to do some more undercover work in his newest film, an indie comedy called “They Might Be Kennedys,” the production company announced today. Tveit is set for the leading role of Johnny Manicotti, one half of a 1980s duo who try to escape their dead end lives by pretending to be Kennedys up in Hyannis Port. “Glee” star Kevin McHale is set for the role of Maicotti’s friend, Teddy Mulligan. Filmmakers describe “They Might Be Kennedys” as “Wedding Crashers meetsRead More
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“Game of Thrones” actress Rose Leslie has landed the female lead role in supernatural thriller “The Last Witch Hunter” opposite Vin Diesel, reports THR. The Breck Eisner-directed film is set to begin shooting in August and follows a “semi-immortal witch hunter (Diesel) wandering the streets of modern New York City forced to partner with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie). The two must stop a villainous witch queen from obtaining a relic and unleashing plague upon humanity.” Scottish actress Leslie played Gwen Dawson on ITV’s “Downton Abbey” before landingRead More
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Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Josh Groban, Randall Park, Ashley Dyke and Mary Kay Place have all joined John Krasinski’s directorial debut “The Hollars,” the actor/director announced on Twitter. Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale had previously been announced to star alongside Krasinski in the film, in which he will have the starring role as John Hollar, who returns to his Midwest hometown with his girlfriend (Kendrick) after learning that his mother (Martindale) has to undergo brain surgery. Once there, he must “navigate the dysfunctional rhythms ofRead More
Tye Sheridan

Posted On July 11, 2014By Alfonso EspinaIn Casting

Tye Sheridan Joins ‘Entertainment’

Deadline reports that Tye Sheridan, 17, has joined the cast of “Entertainment,” the latest film by “The Comedy” director Rick Alverson. The film, which began production this week, stars Gregg Turkington (who also co-wrote the script with Tim Heidecker and Alverson) as a broken and aging comic, known as The Comedian, who travels across the Southwestern United States to meet his estranged daughter whilst also trying to revive his dwindling career by playing a string of dead end shows along the way. In an interview with The Playlist back inRead More