Casting Category

Mia Wasikowska is out, but Rooney Mara is in for 1950s romantic drama “Carol”, according to THR. Todd Haynes is directing the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novel “The Price of Salt,” and Cate Blanchett is set for the other lead role. The New York tale is about two women, Therese Belivet, a lonely young woman who works in a department store dreaming of something bigger, and Carol, an elegant older woman she encounters at her job. Carol seems to have it all together, but is quite lonely and discontentRead More
A Christmas-set comedy that’s been in development for a little over a year seems to be moving forward, with Bleeding Cool reporting Felicity Jones and Amanda Seyfried are among the cast that will be headlining the ensemble of “Most Wonderful Time.” Jones is set for the lead role of a young woman who brings a fake boyfriend with her home to her parents for Christmas, while Seyfried, who is still in negotiations, has an unknown role. But the film is one of those interweaving rom coms, once described as anRead More
Now, it’s not time to panic just yet, Alex Pettyfer haters, because an audition is certainly a far cry from actually being cast, but Latino Review reports the “I Am Number Four” actor is going in for a meeting about a lead role in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” In less upsetting news, British actress Rachel Hurd-Wood has also auditioned for a role, presumably to play the daughter of Princess Leia and Han Solo. Deep breaths, everybody. Both of these are obviously very preliminary. LR are careful to point out thatRead More
“Breaking Bad” is almost over but Aaron Paul’s movie career is just beginning. Variety reports the TV alum has been cast alongside Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus.” Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturo are also joining the growing all-star cast. Bale will play Moses in the film based on one of the Bible’s most iconic figures, he who parted the Red Sea and all that magical stuff. Edgerton is in talks to take on the role of Ramses, who eventually becomes the PharaohRead More
From one iconic figure to another, “42”‘s Jackie Robinson Chadwick Boseman has just been cast to play singer James Brown in Universal’s long-gestating biopic on the singer. Variety reports the project also enters the officially greenlit stage following this crucial casting. “The Help”‘s Tate Taylor is directing the untitled biopic which will chronicle Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to becoming the “godfather of soul” with hits in the 60s and 70s including “Please, Please, Please,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and many, manyRead More
Sam Claflin has finally found his lady love, with Lionsgate announcing today that Australian actress Stef Dawson has been cast as Annie Cresta in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” Annie is the longtime love interest to Claflin’s Finnick Odair, and Dawson joins Natalie Dormer in the final installments of the YA franchise that stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The final two films to conclude the saga will be directed by “Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence and is a two-part adaptation of the final book, “Mockingjay”, in Suzanne Collins’Read More
British actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes (brother to “Divergent”‘s Ben Lloyd-Hughes) has landed the male lead role in the new adaptation of Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary” starring Mia Wasikowska in the lead role, according to Deadline. Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller also star. Rose Barreneche scripted the new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s first novel and masterpiece, and Wasikowska, who was cast back in March of 2012, will play the titular character of Emma Bovary, a doctor’s wife who lives beyond her means and takes on many adulterous affairs inRead More
We are still several months from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” releasing in theaters, but casting is already ramping up for the next two films in the saga of Katniss Everdeen. It’s been announced today that “Game of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer has landed the role of Cressida and will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the final two films of the series. The final two films to conclude the saga will be directed by “Catching Fire” director Francis Lawrence and is a two-part adaptation ofRead More
AUGUST 30 UPDATE: Marvel has now officially confirmed that Cooper will be voicing the adorable furry superhero. Sexiest Raccoon Alive? Latino Review reports and all the trades now confirm that Marvel is in early negotiations with Bradley Cooper to voice the much talked-about Rocket Raccoon role in “Guaridans of the Galaxy.” James Gunn is currently directing the intergalactic Marvel Phase 2 film in London, and the live-action cast (Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, David Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, among others) have been assembled for months, butRead More
The increasingly busy breakout star Tye Sheridan has added another film to his upcoming slate, joining John Travolta in “The Forger,” according to The Wrap. Travolta plays an incarerated former child prodigy and petty thief who tries to buy his way out of prison in order to spend time with his sick son (Sheridan), but is forced by the crime bosses who funded his early release into doing one last job. Richard D’Ovidio wrote the script and Philip Martin is directing. Filming is set to begin in October in Boston,Read More