Casting Category

The increasingly busy breakout star Tye Sheridan has added another film to his upcoming slate, joining John Travolta in “The Forger,” according to The Wrap. Travolta plays an incarerated former child prodigy and petty thief who tries to buy his way out of prison in order to spend time with his sick son (Sheridan), but is forced by the crime bosses who funded his early release into doing one last job. Richard D’Ovidio wrote the script and Philip Martin is directing. Filming is set to begin in October in Boston,Read More
Up and coming actors Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock have joined Jack O’Connell in Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of “Unbroken”, based on the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, according to The Wrap. O’ConnellRead More
Looking to follow in his very actor-y family’s footsteps, Wyatt Russell is the latest out of the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn clan to try his hand at the movie business. Already with a few bit parts under his belt, Russell has landed his biggest role to date in comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” opposite returning “21 Jump Street” stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. THR broke the news. Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are back behind the camera of the sequel, which will see Tatum and Hill’s bumbling undercoverRead More
“The Newsroom” star Olivia Munn is in talks to join the Johnny Depp-led adaptation of “Mortdecai”, according to Deadline. Based on the black comedy thriller novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli, Depp is set to play Charlie Mortdecai, the debanoir art dealer with dubious friends in the London underground. Following “The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery”, the 4th book in the series, the big screen adaptation sees Depp’s Mortdecai racing to uncover a stolen painting that contains a code which unlocks a hidden stash of Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow is likely playing hisRead More
British actor Paul Bettany is gearing up to make his directorial debut, and he hast cast his wife Jennifer Connelly (a no-brainer) and Anthony Mackie to star in it, according to Screen Daily. “Shelter”, which was also written by Bettany, is described as a love story between two homeless people in New York. Filming is set to begin later this year in Manhattan, and the project is out to international buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Mackie recently wrapped up originating the Marvel superhero role of FalconRead More
Kenneth Branagh’s live action remake of “Cinderella” just got a little more lovely with the addition of “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell. The British actress tweeted (h/t The Playlist) that she’s at Pinewood Studios in London this week to work on the film. “Shooting Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella in Pinewood this week,” she revealed, which may suggest her role (currently unknown) is not a particularly big one. It would make sense as the cast is already crowded, led by “Downton Abbey”‘s Lily James as the pauper turned princess, “Game of Thrones”‘Read More
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