Casting Category

Posted On September 9, 2013By Brittney SeegersIn Casting

Katee Sackhoff to Star in “Somnia”

While her fate with Marvel remains a mystery, Deadline reports that Katee Sackhoff has signed on to star in “Somnia”. This will be Sackhoff’s second film with director Mike Flanagan, and the news comes out of Toronto where the duo will be premiering “Oculus” in the Midnight Madness section at TIFF. “Somnia” is a psychological horror about an orphaned child whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps. Flanagan will helm the script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard. Production is set to begin later this fall, with production fromRead More
UPDATE: Deadline reports “Thor” star Jaimie Alexander has also joined the cast. Futuristic murder mystery “London Fields” begins production today, with Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, Theo James and Billy Bob Thornton starring in the adaptation of the Martin Amis novel, according to Deadline. Heard plays Nicola, a clairvoyant femme fatale who sets into motion a plan to fulfill the prophecy of her own murder. Thornton plays a terminally ill writer who documents her actions. She tells him the book will be his masterpiece, but only she knows how the storyRead More
Ellen Page only recently wrapped shooting on “X-Men: Days of Future Past” but it sounds like she’s hoping to step back into a comic book adaptation sooner rather than later, joining negotiations for Fox’s “Queen and Country“. The story of a British Intelligence agent whose identity is compromised as she tries to stop an international terrorist plot, “Queen and Country” is being adapted by John Rogers. Variety reports that Fox have “long wanted to give Page a franchise after working with the young actress in various Fox and Fox SearchlightRead More
Ryan Atwood as a swimmer? Swoon. Variety reports this is actually happening as “Southland” and “The O.C.” star Ben McKenzie is set to star in indie drama “The Swimmer,” in which he’ll play an American swimmer out to conquer the treacherous rivers of Norway. Agnes Kittelsen and Kristoffer Joner co-star, while Richard L. Fox will direct from a script by Bard Ivar Engelsas. McKenzie is primarily a TV actor, though he starred opposite Amy Adams in her breakout turn in “Junebug,” and has other indie credits to his name likeRead More
“Game of Thrones” actress Nathalie Emmanuel has joined the cast of the seventh film in The Fast and the Furious franchise – handily titled, “Fast & Furious 7” ! Vin Diesel stars as the franchise’s main protaganist Dom Toretto, an elite street racer and ex-convict who, joined by his street racing team, performed daring semi hijackings before in later films turning to heists. The franchise has been running for over 12 years now, and has also featured Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson. James Wan will directRead More
Gemma Arterton has talked freely about the myriad of in development projects she is attached to, and many of them have never come to fruition, but it looks like one finally will. Variety is reporting “The Keys to the Street,” one of Christopher Nolan’s first screenplays, adapted from the novel by Ruth Rendell, is finally happening. The film, co-written by Nolan and Michael Stokes, now has a director, Julius Sevcik, and Arterton has two new co-stars, Tim Roth and Max Irons. Filming is set to begin in the first quarterRead More
Emma Watson, the first actress attached to the adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head,” is back in, replacing Emily Blunt, according to THR. The film also has a new director following the exit of David Yates, “Tanner Hall” and “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” helmer Francesca Gregorini. Now Watson is once again attached to play Forrest in the writer’s own adaptation of her best-selling memoir, which chronicles how her life was saved from suicide by a terminally ill psychiatrist. Stanley Tucci had been attached toRead More

Posted On September 7, 2013By Brittney SeegersIn Casting

Olga Kurlyenko to Lead Thriller “Momentum”

Olga Kurlyenko, along with Vincent Cassel, will be leading “Momentum.” Morgan Freeman and Shea Wigman will be co-starring, Variety reports. Production is set to begin next January in Cape Town, with a release set for fall 2014. Not many plot details are known about the film, which is being described as an action thriller, but we do know that Kurlyenko’s character will be a thief on the run from Cassel’s assassin gang. The film is being produced by Anton Ernst, who believes Kurylenko’s role to be “the ultimate femme fataleRead More
On the heels of “The Railway Man” premiere at TIFF, Jeremy Irvine has found his next project. THR reports the “War Horse” star will join Michael Douglas in thriller “The Reach,” which begins filming next month in New Mexico. Douglas will play a hunting enthusiast who hires Irvine’s character as a guide to trek through the desert in the two-hander. The two men don’t get along, and things take a turn for the worse when the hunter’s true nature is exposed after killing a prospector. He takes his guide hostage,Read More
In what I’m sensing to be a “Devil’s Knot”-type approach to the Amanda Knox murder trial, Daniel Bruhl is the first actor to officially join “The Face of an Angel,” Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of nonfiction book “Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox.” Collider got the scoop from Bruhl himself today at the Toronto Internationl Film Festival, where he is wowing audiences in “The Fifth Estate” and “Rush.” Colin Firth had previously been attached to the film but Collider seems to believe Bruhl has now takenRead More