Casting Category

After a string of false starts and projects falling through, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart is back to work, signing on for two films which will shoot back to back this summer. Deadline reports Stewart has signed on for the starring role in indie Guantanamo Bay drama “Camp X-Ray”, as well as the role originally earmarked for Mia Wasikowska in “Sils Maria”, French director Olivier Assayas’ newest starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz. In “Sils Maria”, Stewart will play the assistant to Binoche’s aging movie star Maria Enders, who reflects backRead More
Indie road trip dramedy “The Road Within” has cast rising young actors Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel and Zoe Kravtiz, according to Deadline. Gren Wells is making her directorial debut on the project which she also wrote. Filming kicks off on July 1st with Sheehan in the role of Vincent, a young man with Tourette’s who’s placed in a facility his mother dies and he’s estranged from his politician father on the campaign trail. On a quest to take his mother’s ashes to scatter in the ocean, he breaks out ofRead More
Busy rising star Boyd Holbrook has booked a pair of upcoming roles, according to The Wrap. The Kentucky-born model turned actor has joined troubled Western “Jane Got a Gun” opposite Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, as well as indie drama “Little Accidents” in which he’ll play the lead role opposite Elizabeth Banks. Holbrook will shoot the already filming “Jane” first for director Gavin O’Connor. After a serious case of cast and crew musical chairs, lensing is now underway in New Mexico on the tale of a woman (Portman)Read More
Marvel’s Phase 2 blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” has added “Doctor Who” star Karen Gillan, according to THR. She joins Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond and Lee Pace in the James-Gunn directed intergalactic actioner. Pratt plays Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians. Saldana plays green-skinned warrior Gamora, Bautista is the brawny Drax the Destroyer and Rooker iss Yondu on the side of the good guys. Pace is the villainous The Collector and Lovibond plays his aide. Details of Gillan’s roleRead More
As “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence gains further worldwide attention, the others Tributes who she fought in the first film are beginning to battle for new films themselves. Deadline reports that Leven Rambin, who was one of the four Career Tributes in the Hunger Games, has picked up two new indie pics. Director and writer Jay Martin‘s “Seven Minutes” follows a young athlete, played by Luke Mitchell, who sustains an injury and turns to crime. The young actress will also join first time director Anna Mastro‘s film “Walter“, aboutRead More
Amidst an all-star cast, a relatively unknown young actress has landed the female lead role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice.” Deadline reports Katherine Waterston has landed the role of Shasta Fay Hepworth in the Joaquin Phoenix-led film, which also boasts a cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Owen Wilson. Phoenix plays Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pothead/private investigator in 1970s Los Angeles, who’s paid a visit by his ex-girlfriend Shasta with concerns that there may be a plotRead More
Lucas Till will takes the decks and then leave them as he makes the leap into leading man status with new indie film “Strings“. Also starring Maria Bello and Tom Everett Scott, the film will be directed by Daniel Duran and follows a New York based DJ (Till) who decides to take some time for himself and travel to his father’s house in North Dakota after discovering the pressures of fame. Variety reports that, along the way, he meets a girl (don’t they all?) who makes a huge change inRead More
Tom Cruise is out of Guy Ritchie’s remake of spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and now THR reports new Superman Henry Cavill is in talks to replace him. Cavill will join Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander, who is still in negotiations for the female lead role. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that Warner Bros has been trying to put together for the big screen for some time, with previous iterations featuring Soderbergh behind the camera, Clooney in front, etc. and which suffered another setbackRead More
We learned just earlier today that “The Hunger Games” star Isabelle Fuhrman is in the midst of filming her next film, and now we have news of who her co-stars are, as well as the first photos from the Boulder, Co. set. Just Jared has the first photos of Fuhrman as well as “Super 8″ star Joel Courtney and Liana Liberato of the upcoming “Stuck in Love” filming a piggyback scene for 1960s’ set road trip drama “Dear Eleanor.” “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly is directing the coming of age taleRead More
She fought Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games” arena and now Isabella Furhmann is heading for the road, after being been cast in “Dear Eleanor” – a film that Fuhrman is also producing. A coming-of-age tale, “Dear Eleanor” is road trip film set in the early 1960s and follows two teenage girls who travel across the US in search of Eleanor Roosevelt as they deal with the chaos of the Cuban Missile Crisis which was engulfing the country. Deadline reports the film is to be directed by Kevin Connolly andRead More