Casting Category

Josh Duhamel and Rosamund Pike will star in “French Window”, described as an erotic psychological thriller, according to Screen Daily. The two will play a young couple who embark on a home exchange with a couple in Paris but miss their flight, leading them to spy on their French houseguests, with “fascination and attraction [escalating] into a deadly game of cat and mouse.” Joe Ahearne will direct the film that is said to be in the vein of “Match Point” and “Closer.” Former soap opera star Duhamel recently became theRead More
Zac Efron and Amber Heard will have a need for speed when they hit the German highway system for new chase thriller “Autobahn”, THR reports from Cannes. Eran Creevy will shoot the film on location in Germany this fall, with Efron in the role of an American backpacker who takes a job as a pickup driver for a gang of German drug smugglers. Of course things go awry, leading him to flee from his employers in a high speed chase around Munich. Heard will play his girlfriend. Creevy wrote theRead More
“Inside Llewyn Davis” co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac are set to work together again as Hedlund is replacing Jason Clarke in psychological thriller “Mojave”, according to Screen Daily. William Monahan wrote and will direct he two-hander, which follows “an angst-ridden artist who heads into the desert to wrestle with his existential crisis, only to meet a homicidal drifter who happens to be his doppelganger.” Hedlund will play the artist, Isaac his antagonist. Hedlund and Isaac are premiering the Coens’ 1960s folk music drama “Iside Llewyn Davis” at the CannesRead More
Relative unknown young actors Jonny Weston and Sophia Black-D’Elia have been chosen by Michael Bay for his low budget found footage time travel thriller “Almanac” (not to be confused with the other found footage time travel thriller also in the works), according to THR. Bay is producing the film written by first-timers Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan and to be directed by Dean Israelite. While that other time travel film “Glimmer” is about an existing time portal sucking teenagers into the past, it appears the teens in Bay’s film willRead More
“The Hunger Games” star Jena Malone has joined the already large and still very much growing cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon novel “Inherent Vice”, according to The Wrap. Joaquin Phoenix stars, with Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Martin Short in supporting roles. Phoenix plays Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pothead/private investigator in 1970s Los Angeles, who’s paid a visit by his ex-girlfriend (Witherspoon) with concerns that there may be a plot to harm her new boyfriend, a rich businessman. Soon enough both of themRead More
Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, and Chiwetel Ejiofor have signed on to star in the adaptation of sci-fi young adult novel “Z for Zachariah”, according to Deadline. Craig Zobel directs the film following 16 year old Ann (Seyfried) who thinks she’s the last person on earth after a nuclear holocaust, living on a farm in the only valley with breathable oxygen left in the region. Her world is turned upside down when a campfire alerts her to the presence of two men who have also seemingly survived. An August start onRead More
Joel Edgerton just joined Michelle Williams in thriller remake “The Double Hour”, but he’s not done yet. Deadline reports Edgerton has also just closed a deal to join Johnny Depp in Whitey Bulger mobster drama “Black Mass.” Depp plays famed mob boss Bulger in the Barry Levinson directed film, which chronicles Bulger’s rise and fall and capture in 2011, aided in great part by FBI agent John Connolly (Edgerton), a childhood friend of Bulger’s and his brother’s. Initially lauded for his help in Bulger’s eventual capture in Los Angeles, theRead More
Andrea Riseborough and “Homeland” star Damian Lewis have been set for UK romantic drama “The Silent Storm”, according to Screen Daily. Corinna Villari-McFarlane wrote the script and will direct the film set on a remote Scottish island. Riseborough plays a mysterious outsider caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a teenage delinquent. Filming is set for this summer in Scotland. Riseborough, a British rising star, was recently seen opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi actioner “Oblivion” as well as indie thriller “Disconnect” and British actioner “Welcome to the Punch” with JamesRead More
“Hugo” co-stars Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield, along with Andrea Riseborough and German actor Christian Friedel, have signed on to star in dark fairy tale “The White Circus”, according to Screen Daily. The duo of Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, known collectively as Clyde Henry, wrote the script and will be making their feature directorial debut on the project, scheduled to shoot in Germany and Siberia in February 2014. Described as a “dark fairytale of with moments of brilliant black comedy”, “The White Circus” follows a young pilot who crash-landsRead More
Michelle Williams has found herself a co-star for the remake of “The Double Hour” that she committed to back in December. Deadline reports Joel Edgerton will play the male lead opposite Williams in the remake of the 2009 Italian thriller. The original film followed a maid and an ex-cop who meet at a speed-dating event and retreat to his place for a little privacy, only to be interrupted by robbers who appear to be in cahoots with the maid. No word on how closely the English-language remake will follow thatRead More