Casting Category

One project we’ve been keeping a very close eye on is “Rodham,” James Ponsoldt’s take on a young lawyer named Hillary Clinton. We have our favorites for the role, and since Carey Mulligan won’t be playing her, when we got the chance to chat with one of our fantasy casting choices, we couldn’t help but raise the possibility. Turns out, Brie Larson is more than aware of the project. She told our own Heather Lashaway at yesterday’s junket for her upcoming film “Short Term 12” that she “would definitely beRead More
The Wrap reports Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard and Cameron Monaghan are joining Philip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver,” which already stars Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. Lowry’s dystopian novel first appears as a utopia in which the Community is tightly regulated but accepted happily by its population. When Jonas (Thwaites) is selected, for his occupation, to be the Receiver of Memories, he experiences true emotions for the first time, the highs of happiness and the pits of despair, as well as all the horrors of history. Naturally, heRead More
Chloe Moretz has gained one very cool mom, which will make her dilemma at the heart of “If I Stay” all that more difficult. Deadline reports “The Killing” star Mireille Enos has signed on to RJ Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s bestselling YA novel, about one teenage girl’s fight for survival. Moretz will play the role of Mia, a young classical musician with an adoring family and rocker boyfriend. When she and her entire family are in a catastrophic car accident, she finds herself on the edge of death andRead More
Miles Teller has spent much of the promotional tour for “The Spectacular Now” speaking of his desire to do a musical, and it looks like he may get just a tiny bit closer to that goal with his next project. Deadline reports Teller has signed on to star in “Whiplash”, which co-stars J. K. Simmons and which began its life as a Sundance Short Film Jury Award winner. Damien Chazelle, who also wrote the short, will direct the film set in the world of an elite music conservatory. Teller willRead More
A mix of established and up and coming actors are being eyed by Warner Bros to go up against Henry Cavill in “Man of Steel 2”, recently unveiled at Comic Con to be Batman vs Superman themed. THR reports an older, more cynical Bruce Wayne is being sought by Zack Snyder and the studio, with Josh Brolin considered the current frontrunner, though with the script still being hammered out, it’s still very early stages. Other names in the mix include Ryan Gosling, who’s also rumored for “Star Wars Episode VII”,Read More
Of all the franchises Jeremy Renner landed circa 2011 (“The Avengers”, “Mission Impossible”), only one rested heavily on his shoulders alone. He didn’t have Matt Damon to play sidekick to in “The Bourne Legacy,” which followed a new character, Aaron Cross, and the film didn’t exactly excite people to the idea of a “Bourne” franchise without Bourne, but a sequel is happening anyway, now more officially than ever. Deadline reports Universal has hired screenwriter Anthony Peckham to begin scripting the sequel that will continue to follow Cross’s journey. The firstRead More
Miles Teller is having a killer weekend. Not only is his critically acclaimed “The Spectacular Now” opening today, now comes word via The Wrap that the rising star is one of the frontrunners for the Mr. Fantastic role in Josh Trank’s reboot of “Fantastic Four.” The trade also adds that Elizabeth Olsen is in the mix as well, presumably for the role of Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman. While no decision has been made, Teller is rumored to be Trank’s top choice for the role of Reed Richards, the team’sRead More
Not content to save the world time and again as Captain America, Chris Evans is giving directing a shot. Before reprising his superhero role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, he’ll make his directorial debut on romantic drama “1:30 Train”, according to Deadline. Described as being in the vein of “Before Sunrise”, Evans will also star in the film which follows two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together, as “the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for their exploration of each other and themselves.” EvansRead More
Looks like she’s taking her big break and running with it. Elizabeth Debicki was barely out of drama school in Australia when Baz Luhrmann cast her as Jordan Baker opposite Tobey Maguire in his “The Great Gatsby”, and Hollywood has clearly taken notice. Variety reports Debecki has now landed another major role in a major Hollywood production, signing on for Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” opposite fellow up and comers Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. This is the 1960s buddy cop comedy style spy series that WarnerRead More
Vanessa Hudgens is the latest to join Sony’s monster mash-up genre flick “The Kitchen Sink”, according to The Wrap. Denis Leary is now also aboard the film which features young rising stars like Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem and Chris Zylka. Robbie Pickering is directing the film which is described as being in the vein of “Zombieland.” A group of teenagers form an unlikely alliance with monsters like vampires and zombies in order to take down an alien army. Hudgens will play a popular teenager in a small townRead More