Casting Category

Gillian Flynn adaptation “Dark Places” is coming together fast and furious with increasingly awesome cast additions being announced every day. “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks is the latest to sign on, according to Deadline, joining Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Corey Stoll, Nicholas Hoult and Tye Sheridan. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is directing with Theron in the role of Libby Day who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben (Sheridan as the youth) was the killer. Twenty-five years later,Read More
Cary Fukunaga’s long-gestating child soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation” inches one step closer to reality wit the casting of Idris Elba in the lead role, according to Deadline. Fukunaga adapted Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel of the same name in 2007 and had planned to make it in 2008, so this has been a long time coming. The director says via press release, “This project has been seven years in the making, so to say I’m excited to start shooting this — and with Idris Elba as lead — wouldRead More
A bunch of the people behind “Saturday Night Live” have gotten together to make a movie and set “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene as one of the stars, reports Deadline. “Staten Island Summer” follows two friends in the summer after high school graduation and will be produced by Lorne Michaels and John Goodwin. SNL’s director-producer Rhys Thomas will direct, while longtime head writer Colin Jost wrote the script. The story is about two friends, Danny and Frank, who are working as lifeguards in their last summer together before Danny heads offRead More
August 22nd UPDATE: Olsen’s deal is in the “final stages” of talks for the role, per THR. Saoirse Ronan is out, and Elizabeth Olsen may be in for the much talked-about Scarlet Witch role in Joss Whedon’s Marvel sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, according to Bleeding Cool. Olsen is apparently on Whedon’s radar after Ronan reportedly turned it down at some point, despite expressing interest earlier. Interestingly, Olsen’s “Godzilla” reboot co-star Aaron Johnson is up for the role of Scarlet Witch’s twin brother Quicksilver, and his deal is apparentlyRead More
Corey Stoll is the latest added to the cast of “Dark Places”, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, according to Deadline. “Rescue Me” star Andrea Roth is now also part of the cast that includes Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Tye Sheridan and Nicholas Hoult. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is directing and Theron will play Libby Day who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notoriousRead More
“Mud” actor Tye Sheridan has joined the increasingly awesome cast of Gillian Flynn adaptation “Dark Places”, according to Deadline. Charlize Theron stars with Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is directing and Theron will play Libby Day who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes pumps Libby for the truth as they uncover clues that point to Ben’s innocence. Hoult willRead More
Another young adult fantasy adaptation is gearing up to go, and this time, as Deadline reports, Jeremy Irvine and Addison Timlin are set to play the would-be star-crossed lovers held apart by the supernatural. Lauren Kate’s “Fallen”, which has been adapted for the big screen by Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard and which will be directed by Scott Hicks, follows Timlin’s Luce, who is accused of killing a boy by starting a fire and sent to the Sword and Cross reform school, where most of the students are fallen angels.Read More
Looks like Bradley Cooper really, really wants to be in the Lance Armstrong biopic business. After earlier rumors that pegged him as the star of JJ Abrams’ in-the-works project, Deadline reports Cooper is moving on without Abrams, signing on to produce and likely star in Warner Bros’ rival film, to be directed by Jay Roach, instead. Roach’s film, “Red Blooded American”, was scriptd by Scott Z. Burns, and features two major roles: Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton, who ousted Armstrong’s doping in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2011, twoRead More
Chuck Bass goes undead. “Gossip Girl” alum Ed Westwick is in negotiations to join the ensemble cast of teen monster mash-up comedy “The Kitchen Sink”, according to The Wrap. Westwick is joining the likes of Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Vanessa, Hudgens Josh Fadem and Chris Zylka in the Robbie Pickering film described as being in the vein of “Zombieland.” A group of teenagers form an unlikely alliance with monsters like vampires and zombies in order to take down an alien army. Hudgens will play a popular teenager in a smallRead More
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Danny Glover are set to star in romantic drama “Blackbird”, according to Deadline. Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing from a script she wrote, and Mbatha-Raw will play Noni Jean, a hot new singer who just won a Grammy but succumbs to the pressures of fame and nearly ends her own life. She’s saved by Parker’s character, a young policeman, and the two fall for each other despite their families’ objections. Parker first garnered attention opposite Richard Gere in last year’s surprise hit “Arbitrage”, and will beRead More