Casting Category

UPDATE June 12th: Mulligan has passed on the role, according to THR. Well, this came out of left field! According to THR, a frontrunner has already emerged to play Hilary Rodham Clinton in “Rodham”, James Ponsoldt’s biopic of the future Secretary of State as a young lawyer, and it’s British actress Carey Mulligan. UPDATE from The Wrap indicates Mulligan has been the favorite for weeks, and her only competition was Jennifer Lawrence, whose very full schedule prevented the filmmakers – who want the film ready for release by the 2016Read More
After starring alongside action star Hugh Jackman and a few robot boxers in “Real Steel“, Canadian actor Dakota Goyo has decided he is tough enough to head for “Midnight Sun“, a new indie pic which follows Goyo’s attempt to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with it’s mother. All together now, awwww! Variety reports that Goyo’s “Midnight Sun” will be directed by Roger Spottiswoode (“Tomorrow Never Dies”) from a script by Hugh Hudson and Bart Gavigan. Last seen in the horror sci-fi film “Dark Skies“, Goyo played a young ThorRead More
“Game of Thrones”‘ conniving Jaime Lannister is looking to conquer the big screen as well. The Wrap reports Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has landed the lead role in director Alex Proyas’ big budget period actioner “Gods of Egypt.” Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama wrote the script, which sets the action in ancient Egypt against the backdrop of the pyramids and sphinxes. Coster-Waldau will play Horus, the god of the sky, who “teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge theRead More
British actress Keira Knightley is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game”, the biopic of tortured mathematical genius Alan Turing, according to Variety. Benedict was cast back in February, taking over the lead role that had once been earmarked for Leonardo Dicaprio. Norwegian director Morten Tyldum is helming the film about British mathematician Turing, who helped the Allies defeat the Germans by cracking the enemy’s “Enigma Code” during WWII, but a decade later was prosecuted by his own government for being a homosexual. Rather than take aRead More
After a string of false starts and projects falling through, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart is back to work, signing on for two films which will shoot back to back this summer. Deadline reports Stewart has signed on for the starring role in indie Guantanamo Bay drama “Camp X-Ray”, as well as the role originally earmarked for Mia Wasikowska in “Sils Maria”, French director Olivier Assayas’ newest starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz. In “Sils Maria”, Stewart will play the assistant to Binoche’s aging movie star Maria Enders, who reflects backRead More
Indie road trip dramedy “The Road Within” has cast rising young actors Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel and Zoe Kravtiz, according to Deadline. Gren Wells is making her directorial debut on the project which she also wrote. Filming kicks off on July 1st with Sheehan in the role of Vincent, a young man with Tourette’s who’s placed in a facility his mother dies and he’s estranged from his politician father on the campaign trail. On a quest to take his mother’s ashes to scatter in the ocean, he breaks out ofRead More
Busy rising star Boyd Holbrook has booked a pair of upcoming roles, according to The Wrap. The Kentucky-born model turned actor has joined troubled Western “Jane Got a Gun” opposite Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, as well as indie drama “Little Accidents” in which he’ll play the lead role opposite Elizabeth Banks. Holbrook will shoot the already filming “Jane” first for director Gavin O’Connor. After a serious case of cast and crew musical chairs, lensing is now underway in New Mexico on the tale of a woman (Portman)Read More
Marvel’s Phase 2 blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” has added “Doctor Who” star Karen Gillan, according to THR. She joins Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond and Lee Pace in the James-Gunn directed intergalactic actioner. Pratt plays Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians. Saldana plays green-skinned warrior Gamora, Bautista is the brawny Drax the Destroyer and Rooker iss Yondu on the side of the good guys. Pace is the villainous The Collector and Lovibond plays his aide. Details of Gillan’s roleRead More
As “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence gains further worldwide attention, the others Tributes who she fought in the first film are beginning to battle for new films themselves. Deadline reports that Leven Rambin, who was one of the four Career Tributes in the Hunger Games, has picked up two new indie pics. Director and writer Jay Martin‘s “Seven Minutes” follows a young athlete, played by Luke Mitchell, who sustains an injury and turns to crime. The young actress will also join first time director Anna Mastro‘s film “Walter“, aboutRead More
Amidst an all-star cast, a relatively unknown young actress has landed the female lead role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice.” Deadline reports Katherine Waterston has landed the role of Shasta Fay Hepworth in the Joaquin Phoenix-led film, which also boasts a cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Owen Wilson. Phoenix plays Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pothead/private investigator in 1970s Los Angeles, who’s paid a visit by his ex-girlfriend Shasta with concerns that there may be a plotRead More