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Hakkasan Beverly Hills Hosts Flaunt Magazine Issue Party with Selena Gomez And Amanda De Cadenet
The line between singer and actor has blended and one singer has found her next role on the big screen. According to Deadline, Selena Gomez has been cast in Rob Burnett’s “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” The indie drama stars Paul Rudd as a caregiver named Ben. He is currently taking care of a teenager named Trevor, who is frustrated as a result of his advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Gomez’s character is named Dot, a young girl who hitches around with Ben and Trevor. She is very forward and is notRead More
"The Fault In Our Stars" New York Premiere

Posted On January 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Eyes Ansel Elgort For Lead

Edgar Wright is trying to get into the Ansel Elgort business. The young actor is in talks for the lead in “Baby Driver” according to Variety. The film centers on a young getaway driver who has quite the reputation. His work gets complicated when he starts working for a crime boss. A risky heist puts everything in jeopardy. Wright will write the script in addition to being the director. TriStar and MRC are financing the film, which will be distributed by Sony as a result of the organization’s deal with TriStar. Elgort may haveRead More

Posted On January 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Sofia Black-D’Elia Replaces Olivia Cooke in ‘Ben-Hur’

“Ben-Hur” is swapping one television star for another. Sofia Black-D’Elia has joined the adaptation, according to Deadline, in a role previously offered to “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke.  The films centers on the epic feud of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala (Toby Kebbell). Ben-Hur returns to his hometown only to be betrayed by Messala, his former best friend, and enslaved. Morgan Freeman, Pedro Pascal and Nazanin Boniadi also star. Black-D’Elia will play Ben-Hur’s sister Tirzah. When her brother returns she is already imprisoned along with her mother. “Ben-Hur” is based onRead More
Mira Nair just landed two of the hottest starts right now for her upcoming film. According to Deadline, David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o are in negotiations for roles in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe.” “Queen of Katwe” tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young chess prodigy. She hails from a Ugandan slum and works hard to get herself into the World Chess Olympiad. Oyelowo’s character is set for the role of Robert Katende, Phiona’s coach and mentor. Nyong’o will play Harriet Mutesi, Phiona’s mother. William Wheeler wrote the scriptRead More
British rising star Taron Egerton is set to play the country’s first Olympic ski jumper in a new biopic also starring Hugh Jackman, according to The Daily Mail. “The Eagle” is the title of the film, named for the skier it’s chronicling, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, who at the 1988 Olympics became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in ski jumping. Egerton will play Edwards, while Jackman will play Chuck Berghorn, who helps train the down-on-his-luck young athlete. Egerton beat out the likes of George MacKay, Jamie Bell andRead More

Posted On January 10, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Hailee Steinfeld To Lead YA Adaptation ‘Carrie Pilby’

Hailee Steinfeld has found her next big role. The young actress has been tapped as the lead of young adult adaptation “Carrie Pilby,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, based on a novel by Caren Lissner, centers on a 19-year-old genius. Just having received her diploma from Harvard she finds it difficult to make life after college work. Susan Johnson will serve as director of the film while Susan Cartsonis will executive produce. Kara Holden wrote the initial script, with revisions by Dean Craig. Fans of the novel can rejoiceRead More
A new batch of names have been released to play the young Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey roles the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Latino Review released the list of names earlier today. The three young actors up for the role of Young Cyclops includes Taron Edgerton who will star in the upcoming action film “Kingsman.” The other two are “If I Stay’s” Jamie Blackley and Tye Sheridan, who garnered notoriety after 2012’s “Mud.” James Marsden played the role in previous X-Men films. “Hanna’s” Saoirse Ronan and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner are upRead More
Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza and Robert De Niro are “Bad Grandpa’s” match made in comedy heaven. Plaza has joined the adult comedy starring De Niro and Zac Efron, reports The Wrap. “Bad Grandpa” follows an Army veteran (De Niro) and his very tense grandson (Efron) on their Spring Break trip. When his grandpa tricks Efron’s character into going to Florida for a wild spring break, the college student may just have to come out of his shell. Plaza will play wild child Lenore and De Niro’s love interest. Zoey Deutch and Dermot Mulroney wereRead More
"Belle" Portraits - 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
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