Casting Category

After playing the brash little revolutionary Gavroche in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables”, British kid actor Daniel Huttlestone is sticking to the musical adaptation genre and has scored the role of Jack (as in the kid with the magic beans) in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Sondheim classic “Into the Woods.” Deadline broke the news of Huttlestone joining yet another star-studded cast that includes Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine. The dark and twisted take on fairy tales sees a childless baker (Broadway star James Corden, thoughRead More
And now, a new twist on the drama. Merely one day after word broke that Shailene Woodley’s scenes had been cut from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and the character of Mary Jane Watson would not appear until “The Amazing Spider-Man 3″ in 2016, Movie Web reports that not only will the role be recast, it may already be a done deal. Canadian actress Sarah Gadon is who their source indicates has taken over the role of Peter Parker’s most iconic love interest, and Gadon herself has added fuel to theRead More
2013 really is looking like Anne Hathaway‘s year! The newly minted Oscar winner has attached herself to an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s “The Lifeboat”, and the “Les Miserables” star will also produce. “The Lifeboat” tells the story of Grace Winter, who in 1914 was standing trial for murder. She had survived the sinking of a ship thanks to her husband who had ensured she found a place on the lifeboat – but unfortunately so had many others, and soon the survivors begin to discuss how to lower the numbers. THRRead More
Earlier last month Andrea Riseborough joined Damien Lewis in “The Silent Storm“, Corinna Villari-McFarlane‘s film set on a remote Scottish island with Riseborough caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a teenage delinquent. Well it looks like Riseborough has found her delinquent, in British actor Ross Anderson. Deadline reports that Anderson will play the 17 year old who is sent to live with Riseborough and her minister husband who, as well as having problems at home, is having troubles as Islanders are leaving his church. John Sessions and Kate DickieRead More
Fresh off the acclaimed “Pitch Perfect” and preparing for the release of the intriguing “The Philosophers“, British actor Freddie Stroma has joined indie film, “The Visitors” to be directed by The Vicious Brothers. The Brothers, duo Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, also scripted the film which Deadline reports will start shooting at the end of June. The film “is a dark and edgy sci-fi thriller that revolves around a group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods. There, they are terrorized by alien visitors whoRead More
TV starlets Britt Robertson and Naomi Scott have emerged as finalists for the highly coveted and potentially star-making lead role in Brad Bird’s secretive sci-fi actioner “Tomorrowland”, which already has George Clooney set to star, according to THR. Clooney lends the film star power but the lead role is that of Casey Newton, a rebellious teenager. After an extensive search that at one point included Shailene Woodley, relative unknowns Robertson and Scott emerged as the frontrunners and will undergo full hair, makeup and costume tests for the role in earlyRead More
Bummer! Even though she already dyed her hair red and shot all her scenes, it appears creative reasons have forced Shailene Woodley’s introduction as Mary Jane Watson out of sequel “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” This shocking announcement came on the heels of Sony announcing that “The Amazing Spider-Man 3″ and “The Amazing Spider-Man 4″ were already in the works and even had release dates, so it’s possible a new decision to stretch out Peter Parker’s storyline has affected the introduction of his One True Love. Indeed, director Marc Webb hasRead More
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“Pretty Little Liars”‘ mysterious and manipulative Alison is traveling to drug-fueled 1970s Los Angeles for Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of “Inherent Vice.” We have learned that ABC Family series star Sasha Pieterse is in final negotiations for the Joaquin Phoenix-led film, and is joining an all-star cast that also includes Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short and fellow newcomer Katherine Waterston. Phoenix plays Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pothead/private investigator who’s paid a visit by his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Waterston) with concerns that there may be a plot to harmRead More
Scoot McNairy has joined Jude Law in underwater adventure film “Black Sea”, according to Deadline. Kevin Macdonald is directing the film that sees Law as a rogue skipper who gathers a crew and a submarine to dive for buried treasure in the Black Sea. McNairy will play the mysterious financial backer who convinces Law’s character to undertake the increasingly dangerous mission. McNairy was one of our Breakout Stars of 2012 with a trio of prestigious indie projects: Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly” opposite Brad Pitt, Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land”Read More
“The Twilight Saga” star Taylor Lautner will be entering the dangerous world of parkour next year, as Lautner and The CW actress Marie Avgeropoulos will star in a new action thriller, “Tracers“. Deadline reports that the film, directed by Daniel Benmayor, follows Avgeropoulos’s Nikki, a “skater girl who runs with a gang of street criminals. She meets Lautner’s bike messenger Cam and pulls him into her world – and, naturally, into a love triangle with a member of her crew.” It seems Lautner can’t get away from those pesky loveRead More