Casting Category

British actor Sam Riley has joined WWII romance “Suite Francaise” opposite Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, according to Deadline. Saul Dibb is directing the film which follows Williams’ Lucille, a young French woman who is left in the care of her domineering mother-in-law when her husband goes off to war. She ends up falling for the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to guard their home. Riley will play a French officer named Benoit, but it’s unclear if he is Lucille’s husband. Kristin Scott Thomas is also part of the cast, presumablyRead More
From “Army Wives” to Guantanamo Bay: The Wrap reports Lifetime series star Joseph Julian Soria has joined Kristen Stewart in Peter Sattler’s directorial debut “Camp X-Ray.” “Camp X-Ray” will see Stewart as Cole, a young soldier who joins the army in hopes of escaping her suffocating small town. But instead of a tour in Iraq, she’s sent to Guantanamo Bay, where she’s met with hatred and abuse from its detainees. Sattler wrote and will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which will chronicle Stewart’s character’s growing friendship withRead More
Mint! Indie coming of age drama “The Measure of a Man” has found its lead in 14-year-old Riley Griffiths, who played one of the scene-stealing youths in JJ Abrams’ alien invasion actioner “Super 8″ in 2011. Furthermore, Deadline reports, “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has also joined the cast as Griffith’s character’s mother. Terry Loane will direct the adaptation based on the novel “One Fat Summer” by Robert Lipsyte. “Measure of a Man” follows Bobby Marks (Griffiths), a chubby and often bullied teenager, who finds spending the summer at aRead More
Rising star Haley Bennett has landed a role in Sony’s remake of “The Equalizer” starring Denzel Washington, according to Deadline. Antoine Fuqua is directing the film and Washington is playing Robert McCall, the retired CIA officer with a mysterious past who helps people in need, originated by Edward Woodward in the 1980s TV series. Chloe Moretz landed the female lead role of Teri, a young prostitute, after chemistry testing opposite Washington and impressing the actor and filmmakers, leading to a script change that will age down the character originally meantRead More
Mathematician biopic “The Imitation Game” has added one more braniac to its roster. The Daily Mail reports British actor Matthew Goode has joined lead Benedict Cumberbatch as well as Keira Knightley in the WWII-set biopic of tortured genius Alan Turing. Norwegian director Morten Tyldum is helming the film about British mathematician Turing (Cumberbatch), who helped the Allies defeat the Germans by cracking the enemy’s “Enigma Code” during WWII, but a decade later was prosecuted by his own government for being a homosexual. Rather than take a prison sentence, he choseRead More
Angelina Jolie has began searching for the right young actor to play the lead in her adaptation of the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, and Deadline reports Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell and Alexander Dreymom will test for the role in “Unbroken”, based on the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand. Born in 1917 to Italian immigrant parents, Zamperini was picked on in school for his lack of English skills, but a troubled youth was turned around when he got involved in his high school’s track team. He went on toRead More
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” star Emily Vancamp is taking further advantage of her summer hiatus from ABC drama series “Revenge” to fit in another film. THR reports Vancamp and Michael Nyqvist have been set to star in indie drama “The Girl in the Book”, written by Marya Cohn, who will also make her feature directorial debut on the project. Vancamp will play the daughter of a literary agent who’s forced to confront her painful past when asked to work on the re-release of her father’s star client’s book: “ForcedRead More
After choosing roles as different from Hermione Grainger as you can get post-“Harry Potter”, Emma Watson is now ready to step back into the fantasy genre, with Variety reporting the young Brit is attached to star in “Queen of the Tearling”, an adaptation of an upcoming fantasy novel trilogy. Described as a female-driven “Game of Thrones”, the novel’s 19-year-old heroine was partly inspired by the idealism of a 2007 Barack Obama. Erika Johansen’s debut novel/trilogy, set three centuries after an environmental disaster where an evil Red Queen rules the land,Read More
British actor Eddie Redmayne has become increasingly in demand thanks to his breakout role as Marius in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” Deadline reports Redmayne has landed the role of genius physicist Stephen Hawking in biopic “Theory of Everything”, which James Marsh is set to direct. Deadline also reports Redmayne is also being sought for Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of “Far From the Madding Crowd” opposite Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts, but believes Redmayne’s priority will be the Hawking biopic. Filming is set to begin in early fall with Redmayne as theRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining “The Mindy Project” star Chris Messina‘s directorial debut, an untitled film from writers Jessica Strong, Katie Nehry and Justin Shilton. Troy Garity, Derek Luke and Don Johnson will also star in the film which follows “workaholic attorney Alex [Winstead], who is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. Now faced with the humdrum and sometimes catastrophic events that permeate the fabric of our lives, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped all while trying to holdRead More