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Ang Lee has found his Billy Lynn. The director has cast British newcomer Joe Alwyn in the titular role of the young soldier in his adaptation of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Alwyn beat out the likes of Billy Howle, Jack Reynor, Joe Cole and Taron Egerton for the role of a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act, being catapulted to national stardom as a result. The action takes place in the hours leading up to a bigRead More
The young mutants continue to roll into “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Director Bryan Singer has announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee is the latest young actor to join the cast playing a familiar character: the BAMFing teleporter Nghtcrawler. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp were previously cast to play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. While “X-Men: Days of Future Past” employed time travel elements, this time around the focusRead More

Posted On February 14, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Ana de Armas Nabs Female Lead in ‘Arms and the Dudes’

Even arms dealers deserve love, don’t they? The Wrap reports Ana de Armas has joined “Arms and the Dudes” as the girlfriend of Miles Teller’s character. The Todd Pillips comedy follows two young men, played by Teller and Jonah Hill, who become arms dealers after they receive a massive government contract. Of course the two pot-smokers have no idea what they are getting into and the situation deteriorates. De Armas will play the girlfriend of Teller’s arms dealer, who is also the female lead. Jason Smilovic wrote the screenplay, which wasRead More

Posted On February 13, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Gina Carano Boards ‘Deadpool’

One female actor star on the rise has joined Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Carano has signed on for Fox’s Marvel superhero adaptation. The film centers on Reynold’s Deadpool, an assassin who gets superpowers after a procedure intended to cure an illness that does not go as planned. Carano will play comic book character Angel Dust. T.J. Miller also stars. Tim Miller will direct the film being produced Lauren Shuler Donner. After starring in 2011’s “Haywire,” Carano has made quite the name for herself. SheRead More
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The search is over for the new Rick Flagg. Variety reports Joel Kinnaman nabbed the role in “Suicide Squad,” which was previously Tom Hardy’s. “Suicide Squad” follows a team of DC comics villains who work for the government. They take complete each mission hoping for redemption after committing numerous crimes. Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg is the leader of the group. The team of villains will be played by Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith. They will be playing Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, The Joker, Harley Quinn and DeadshotRead More
A long-gestating project may be getting a jumpstart, with a hell of a cast upgrade. TheWrap reports Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to headline sci-fi drama “Passengers,” which now has “The Imitation Game’s” Morten Tyldum attached to direct The story is set aboard a spaceship hurtling through space carrying hundreds of people in a cryogenic sleep. When a man (Pratt) wakes up 97 years before he was supposed to, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger (Lawrence), in order to not be alone for theRead More
Ang Lee made a star out of Suraj Sharma with “Life of Pi,” and the director is on the hunt for his next discovery. Deadline reports four young actors are on Lee’s shortlist for his next film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” based on the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain. Billy Howle, Jack ReynorJoe Cole and Taron Egerton are up for the titular role in the wartime drama. Billy Lynn is a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act,Read More
Luke Evans is going behind bars for his next role. He will star in thriller “Three Seconds” for “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst, it was announced this morning. “Three Seconds” will be up for sale at the Berlin Film Market, and is based on a bestselling novel of the same name. Evans will play an FBI agent who is forced to go undercover in a maximum security prison. When his cover is blown and he’s abandoned by his employers, he must figure out a way to break out or dieRead More
Sherlock has been replaces with…a biker apparently. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Charlie Hunnam as been cast in “The Lost City of Z,” in a role Benedict Cumberbatch was previously attached to play. The film, an adaptation of David Grann’s novel, follows Colonel Percy Harrison (Hunnam) on his last adventure into the Amazon. The English solider became an explorer and developed an obssession with discovering an anicnet civilization he is determined to prove lived in the Amazon. After the failure of several funded expeditions, Harrison decides to pay for one last adventureRead More
English Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly nearing a deal for the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff film. After competing with other actresses including Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), it seems Jones has emerged as the frontrunner for the lead role. Details of the film’s plot are under wraps, but rumors suggest it will involve character Boba Fett. The film is also in need of a lead male, for which Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is rumored to be in consideration.Read More