Casting Category

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
In pleasant surprise news of the day: Amber Stevens, of the best hour-long drama that ever aired on ABC Family, “Greek”, has landed the female lead role in comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Wrap first reported the news. Stevens is set to play Hill’s love interest, taking the baton from Brie Larson who played the similar role in “21 Jump Street.” Now that the characters are a bit older, the action in the sequel has been moved to a college campus, where HillRead More

Posted On September 6, 2013By Stacy RadtkeIn Casting

Jumping to Conclusions: Katee Sackhoff as Captain Marvel?

Let the rumors begin! Marvel Studios producer Louis D’Esposito recently mentioned the idea of doing a Captain Marvel film, while “Battlestar Galatica’s” Katee Sackhoff recently revealed on the Schmoes Know podcast that she’s in talks with Marvel/Disney for…something, and that there’s been a lot of checking of availability for the first quarter of next year. (Please, please, please!) It’s all very vague.  D’Esposito told Coming Soon about female led Marvel films recently: “There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero,” heRead More
Benedict Cumberbatch is out (to do “Star Wars” or just “The Lost City of Z”?) but “Crimson Peak” is getting an upgrade as Tom Hiddleston is now in talks to replace him, according to Variety. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam are also set to star for Guillermo del Toro. The film is set for a February 2014 production start, with Wasikowska in the role of a young writer named Edith who discovers her new husband is not who he appears to be. Stepping into Cumberbatch’s shoes, Hilddeston willRead More
Some know him as Conan the Barbarian, while others know him as Khal Drogo but there’s a new name for Jason Momoa – “Kane”.  Momoa will direct as well as star in the film, according to THR, which is a tale “of an alcoholic former boxer, who turns to Detroit’s illegal fighting circuit to pay for his ex-wife’s medical treatment.  Once in the lucrative underground fighting scene Kane must face old demons and defeat a merciless rival from his past if he is to save his family and reclaim hisRead More
It seems like the Bard is suddenly hot again. Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Carlo Carlei’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the currently filming modern day adaptation of “Cymbeline” and not one but two versions of “Macbeth” on the way. There’s the one we already know about, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and now there’s “Enemy of Man,” a “reworking” of the classic tragedy with Sean Bean and “Harry Potter” alum Rupert Grint on board to star. “Although 400 years old, Shakespeare’s work feels truly contemporary,” director Vincent Regan tellsRead More