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Coming off two breakout performances in 2014, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has nabbed another high profile role. According to The Wrap, she has been cast as the female lead in Civil War drama “Free State of Jones.”  “Free State of Jones” is based on a true story and centers on the relationship between Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) and Rachel (Mbatha-Raw), a slave with whom he falls in love. Their relationship changes the course of his life, leading him rebel against the Confederacy. Gary Ross will direct the film being produced by ScottRead More
Nicolas Winding Refn has found the star for his next project. Elle Fanning is in talks for the lead role in the “Drive” director’s upcoming horror film “The Neon Demon,” The Wrap reports. Fanning will play the aspiring model at the center of this female-driven horror film, whose life gets complicated as she gets wrapped up in “a world of beauty and demise. Production will start in Los Angeles this March. ” “The Neon Demon” was written by Refn alongside Mary Laws. Fanning has been in several successful films including “Babel,” “TheRead More
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Posted On January 6, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein in Talks for ‘Deadpool’

Ryan Reynolds may no longer be the sole cast member of “Deadpool.” According to The Wrap, Ed Skrein and T.J. Miller are being eyed for roles in the upcoming superhero film. There are no details on the characters the actors will playing, although the casting of Miller does add to the comedic tone the upcoming film will carry over from Reynolds’ original performance as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The 20th Century Fox film will be directed by Tim Miller. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the film that Lauren Shuler DonnerRead More

Posted On January 6, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba to Lead Indie ‘Showing Roots’

A prisoner and a hostage are on their way to the South. Uzo Aduba and Maggie Grace have joined drama “Showing Roots” as the leads according to Deadline. The film is set in 1977 when the extremely popular miniseries “Roots” aired in the US. Aduba and Grace play women who live in a Southern town that is greatly impacted by the airing of the project. While tensions are on the rise in the town after it airs, these two women find inspiration in it. They try to integrate their community using theirRead More
Two rising stars and James Franco…sounds like a winning combination. According to The Wrap, Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas have been cast in “Goat,” which Franco is producing based on the memoir of the same name. The two young actors are in talks to play the brothers at the center of the upcoming memoir adaptation. Brad Land (Schnetzer), a young man dealing with the effects of an assault, decides to go to college with his younger brother (Jonas). When they pledge the same fraternity their sibling bond is put to theRead More
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Margot Robbie out, and now Scarlett Johansson is officially in as the lead of anime/manga adaptation “Ghost in the Shell,” according to Variety. The original story, published in Japan, followed Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9, in a futuristic, dystopian Japan. The manga was so popular after it was published in 2003 that it spawned feature length anime films and sequels, video games and a TV series. Rupert Sanders will direct the American live-action adaptation. Johansson is obviously keen to extend herRead More
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Posted On December 23, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Katherine Waterston Lands Female Lead in Steve Jobs Biopic

The search is over! After a lengthy search Katherine Waterston has landed the female lead in the upcoming Universal’s untitled Steve Jobs biopic. She will play Chrisann, Steve Jobs’ (Michael Fassbender) first wife. Waterston is joining Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Michael Stuhlbarg, who were previously cast. Rogen will play Steve Wozniak while Stuhlbarg nabbed the role of the computer scientist who was part of the team that developed Macintosh Operating System named Andy Hertzfeld. Danny Boyle is directing the film written by Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady and ChristianRead More

Posted On December 22, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Indie ‘Lovesong’ Sets Riley Keough and Jena Malone as Leads

Viewers of “Lovesong” are in for one interesting road trip. Deadline reports actresses on the rise Riley Keough and Jena Malone have been tapped to play the leads in the upcoming film. It centers on Mindy (Malone) and Sarah (Keough), two best friends who take a spontaneous road trip along with Sarah’s daughter. Regardless of Mindy’s upcoming marriage, the two friends find a romance is beginning to blossom. Rosanna Arquette, Marshall Chapman, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold and Amy Seimetz round out the cast. So Yong Kim is directing the filmRead More
Rocky Balboa is coming back to the big screen and the new film has found its female lead. According to Deadline, Tessa Thompson has joined the Rocky spinoff “Creed.” “Creed” will focus on the grandson of Apollo Creed, who will be played by Michael B. Jordan, a boxer trained by his mentor and grandfather’s friend Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone will be reprising his iconic role for the film. The film was written by Aaron Covington with Ryan Coogler serving as the director, who worked with Jordan on “Fruitvale Station.” Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff,Read More
Steven Spielberg has a history of discovering young, untapped talent, and has added another rising actor to the list, joining the likes of Drew Barrymore, Christian Bale and Jeremy Irvine. Ten-year-old newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the lead in the director’s latest, “The BFG,” it was announced this morning. “The BFG,” based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, follows a little orphan girl (Barnhill) who is befriended by a Big Friendly Giant (BFG). Mark Rylance will play the giant. “After a lengthy search, I feelRead More