Casting Category

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
Well, this just got interesting. It appears Fox may not be quite as happy as the internet is about the possibility of X-Men characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch appearing in Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers 2.” Today “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer tweeted out another casting announcement that caught at least this writer off guard. “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters is joining the cast playing none other than Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. Now, this announcement could be taken one of two ways. Either Fox is none tooRead More
Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte will topline indie psychological thriller “Return to Sender”, according to THR. Fouad Mikati will direct from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Pike will play a small town nurse whose life is turned upside down after agreeing to a blind date with a man (Fernandez) who turns out to be not who he says he is, making her fall victim to “a life-altering event.” She then must “find the strength and courage to rebuild her life and return to her formerRead More
By now we’ve all heard the rumblings that Joss Whedon sees Irish actress Saoirse Ronan as a “prototype” for casting Marvel superhero the Scarlet Witch, who is set to join the team in “The Avengers 2″, but does Ronan have any interest in taking the role herself? The Mary Sue recently caught up with the actress and the answer was a resounding “yes.” Ronan recently heard about the rumors herself and answered enthusiastically when asked if she would like to join the Marvel family: “I have heard about it andRead More