Casting Category

Well this one was a nailbiter. Months after we first heard about Shailene Woodley searching for her Four, news has finally arrived that British actor Theo James has landed the much sought-after male lead in Neil Burger’s adaptation of hit YA novel series “Divergent.” Additionally, the supporting cast is also coming together quick, and Summit/Lionsgate is closing deals with Kate Winslet (long rumored), Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Ray Stevenson. Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney and Maggie Q were previously announced. Filming begins imminently in Chicago on theRead More
Make room for the new Brit Pack. Some of the hottest rising British actors are in various stages of negotiations for “An Education” director Lone Scherfig’s adaptation of play “Posh”, with The Daily Mail reporting “Twilight”‘s Robert Pattinson, “The Hunger Games”‘ Sam Claflin, “The Host”‘s Max Irons and “Jupiter Ascending” star Douglas Booth are just four of the names being bandied about. An adaptation of Laura Wade’s 2010 hit play of the same name, Irons, Pattinson, Claflin and Booth would play members of The Riot Club, a fictional version ofRead More
Sorry, Jason Momoa. Though the “game of Thrones” star had been pegged as the frontrunner to take the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, THR reports it’s actually WWE wrestler Dave Bautista who now officially as the role opposite Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. Bautista’s name first surfaced in connection to this role late last year, where he was up against guys including Isaiah Mustafa and Brian Patrick Wade. The intergalactic superhero character Bautista will be portraying began life as an ordinary human being named ArthurRead More
Fast rising star Joel Kinnaman is in talks to star alongside recent break out stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in “Child 44“, a soviet-era drama adaptation. The film, set in the 1950s, is to be directed by Daniel Espinosa – meaning it will be the third collaboration between Kinnaman and Espinosa, who worked together on “Snabba Cash” and most recently the “Robocop” reboot. In the film, adapted for the screen by Richard Price, Hardy is a Soviet agent, who whilst investigating a series of murders soon becomes a targetRead More
Rose Byrne, who broke out in 2011′s smash hit “Bridesmaids”, is in negotations to star in two new films – the raunchy “Townies“, and ensemble pic “This Is Where I Leave You“. In “This Is Where I Leave You”, THR reports that Byrne will play the romantic lead, as Jason Bateman‘s old crush from high school. The film follows Bateman’s Judd, a man from a large family who has just discovered his wife’s infidelity and whose distant father has just died. His father’s dying wish was for the entire familyRead More

Posted On March 14, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Oscar Isaac to Star in Indie Drama “Partisan”

Oscar Isaac, one of our Faces to Watch in 2013, has joined an indie film titled “Partisan“. To be directed by first-time feature director Ariel Kleiman, Deadline reports that the film is a “confronting fable about a vengeful man raising his children to attack the world that wronged him.” Sarah Cyngler scripted the film along with Kleiman. Isaac has a busy 2013 ahead of him. The hotly anticipated “Inside Llewyn Davis” is the latest from the Coen Brothers, and is a drama set in the 1960s about a bunch ofRead More
Australian up and comer Jai Courtney is the latest to join the ever-growing cast of YA adaptation “Divergent”, and he too, will not be playing Four, the male lead of the series. Deadline reports Courtney will take the role of Eric opposite Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort. Neil Burger will direct the film based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling teen dystopian series, which sees Woodley’s Tris Prior living in a society that’s divided into factions (Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity, Candor, and Erudite), and each person isRead More

Posted On March 14, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

Thomas Brodie-Sangster Joins “The Maze Runner”

That adorable little lovelorn boy from “Love Actually” has grown up and is ready to do battle. Deadline reports Thomas Brodie-Sangster has signed on to the cast of Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s YA novel “The Maze Runner”, joining Will Poulter in the futuristic dystopian teen actioner. The story follows Thomas – perhaps played by Poulter, though it has yet to be confirmed – who begins life as one of the titular Maze Runners when he is deposited in The Glade with all of his past memories erased andRead More
Unknown 25 year old British actor Dimitri Leonidas has been cast in WWII heist thriller “The Monuments Men” by director George Clooney, according to Variety. Leonidas will join an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and Clooney himself. Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov wrote the script based on the true story of the Monuments Men, American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others who raced against the clock to track down hidden stashes of invaluable art pieces which HitlerRead More
“The Hunger Games” star Elizabeth Banks is in contention for the role of Robert Downey, Jr’s ex-girlfriend in a new family dramedy called “The Judge”, according to THR. Robert Duvall is in talks to play the titular judge and Downey’s father. In the David Dobkin-directed film, Downey will play a big city lawyer who returns to his childhood hometown to defend his father, the town judge, against murder charges. He sets out to investigate the crime and reconnects with his estranged family along the way. Banks is up for theRead More