Casting Category

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
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One indie drama has lined up quite the cast. The Wrap reports Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan will be the stars of “Two Lovers and A Bear.” The story centers on Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), who both live in a small town near The North Pole. Their town may be in the middle of nowhere, but the two benefit from meeting one another. Kim Nguyen will direct the drama and production is set to begin in March. Maslany is the star of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” which is set to begin airingRead More
One young actor is keeping his momentum going in 2015. The Wrap  reports Logan Lerman is among the actors added to the cast of “The Wife.” The film, based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, follows Close’s Joan Castleman as she leaves her husband (Jonathan Pryce) right before he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Lerman will play their son David. Christian Slater and Frances McDormand have also joined the film. McDormand has been cast as Joan’s mentor while Slater will play the biographer who inspires Joan to leave her husband. BritRead More
One actress is taking a break from the past to join us in the present. “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s financial drama “Money Monster,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars George Clooney as Less Gates, a TV personality who also created a program called Money Monster that made a ridiculous amount of money. His luck quickly runs out when a gunman (Jack O’Connell) holds him and several of Gates’ colleagues hostage demanding celebrity uses the highly publicizes program to get the gunman hisRead More
The highly anticipated all-female “Ghostbusters” has found its ghost-fighting team. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are the actresses in talks for the Paul Feig reboot. The film will follow the team of women who work together to fight ghosts. McCarthy has been in talks for a lead for some time, but has now officially signed on for the film. The other three actress are currently in talks for their roles. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer in New York. This is theRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

‘Independence Day’ Sequel Eyes Liam Hemsworth For Lead

“ID Forever” may have found its star. The Wrap reports Liam Hemsworth is being sought after for the lead role in the long awaited sequel to the 1996 film “Independence Day.” Plot and character details have not been released, but Michael B. Jordan has been rumored to have a role in the film. The film will be helmed by Roland Emmerich. The final script was written by Carter Blanchard, who worked off James Vanderbilt’s original draft. Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser will produce alongside Emmerich. Although star of the original film, WillRead More