Casting Category

Posted On September 4, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

“Poltergeist” Remake Haunts Nicholas Braun

Rising comedic actor Nicholas Braun is the latest to join the remake of horror classic “Poltergeist”, according to The Wrap. Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell play the leads in the new film, with Jared Harris and Kyle Catlett in supporting roles. Tobe Hooper directed the 1982 original which saw a family terrorized by a ghostly presence in their home, culminating in the kidnapping of their daughter. Considered one of the best films released that year and a classic of the horror genre, the film spawned two less successful sequels. TheRead More
Rosemaire DeWitt continues to land more mainstream and prestige roles, with Jason Reitman now eyeing the indie actress for his next film, an adaptation of novel “Men, Women and Children.” DeWitt is in good company, as other actors in discussions to join the cast include Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Cameron Diaz. Chad Kultgen’s novel follows families of junior high students having their sexual awakening in the internet era. But the teens aren’t the only ones going through “sexual pressures.” Adult characters include the strict mom trying to keep herRead More
Sixteen year old newcomer Odeya Rush has landed a lead role in Jeff Bridges’ long gestating adaptation of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver,” according to Deadline. Bridges stars as the titular Giver, with Brenton Thwaites in the lead role of Jonah. Phillip Noyce directs. Lowry’s dystopian novel first appears as a utopia in which the Community is tightly regulated but accepted happily by its population. When Jonas (Thwaites) is selected, for his occupation, to be the Receiver of Memories, he experiences true emotions for the first time, the highs of happinessRead More
British actor Jamie Blackley has landed the male lead role and will play Adam Wilde opposite Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall in RJ Cutler’s adaptation of YA novel “If I Stay,” according to Deadline. Moretz’s Mia is a young classical musician with an adoring family and rocker boyfriend (Blackley). When she and her entire family are in a catastrophic car accident, she finds herself on the edge of death and having an out of body experience. She watches as her boyfriend, friends and family gather by her bedside and mustRead More
After years in development hell, Brad Pitt’s true life tale adaptation “The Lost City of Z” seems to finally be moving forward, with Benedict Cumberbatch now in talks to topline the historical adventure, according to Deadline. James Gray has also come on board to direct the film about Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who disappeared into the jungles of South American in 1925 on a quest to recover the lost city of El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold, an ancient society that had mysteriously vanished which has fascinated explorersRead More
That “Twilight” fanfiction that somehow got published and then somehow got movie people to agree to put it on the big screen has pulled off another coup, managing to snag some pretty talented and up and coming actors in the lead roles. “Pacific Rim”‘s Charlie Hunnam and “Ben and Kate”‘s Dakota Johnson will play Edward Cullen Christian Grey and Bella Swan Anastasia Steele in “50 Shades of Grey,” it was announced today. The casting comes after many other sought after young actors – Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Emma Watson, ShaileneRead More
American actors Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet are set to star in French pic “Eden”, which follows the rise and fall of one of the pioneers of French electronic dance music in the 1990s. To be directed by Mia Hansen-Love (“The Father of My Children”), the film also stars international actors such as Felix de Givry, Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste and Golshifteh Farahani. Variety reports that production will begin in November on location in Paris and New York City. Gerwig has been building an impressive resume the last few yearsRead More
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