Casting Category

The plot to Christopher Nolan‘s space epic “Interstellar” has been kept under wraps so far, but the addition today of two child actors from television and film to the cast gives us a little more information – by potentially confirming the time travel aspect of the picture. The Wrap confirmed that “The Twilight Saga”‘s Mackenzie Foy and “Homeland”‘s Timothee Chalamet will be joining an impressive cast so far which includes Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck and Sir Michael Caine. The film was originally set up by StevenRead More
Anna Kendrick has had to drop out of Zach Braff’s kickstarter project “Wish I Was Here” due to scheduling conflicts, but former “Twilight” co-star Ashley Greene has jumped on board instead. Multi-hypenate Braff announced the project, which will be his second directorial feature after the 2004 indie hit “Garden State“, back in April. The film will follow Braff’s Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who is still trying to find his identity in his mid-thirties and so spends his days fantasizing about being the futuristic Space-Knight he’d alwaysRead More
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined “Kill the Messenger”, the biopic of journalist Gary Webb, according to Deadline. Jeremy Renner plays Webb in the Michael Cuesta-directed film, with Rosemarie DeWitt and Barry Pepper also part of the supporting cast. Webb was a San Jose Mercury News reporter during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s, who published an expose detailing the link between the CIA and Contra rebels in Nicaragua in importing and selling cocaine on the streets of California. Rather than make his career, the expose elicited harsh criticisms which renderedRead More
She may have landed a lead role in a major studio production, but Anna Kendrick is still firmly grounded in her indie roots. She’s joined the cast of currently-filming zombie comedy “Life After Beth”, according to Deadline. Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza star, while John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser, Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines round out the cast of the film written and directed by “I Heart Huckabees” scribe Jeff Baena. DeHaan plays a young man who struggles – against all odds – to keep a relationship going with hisRead More
She’s worked basically nonstop since bursting onto the scene in 2011 and it looks like Jessica Chastain has no plans to slow down any time soon. She’s signed on to another high profile film, joining Javier Bardem in JC Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”, according to Variety. Chandor became a hot director of the moment after last year’s surprise VOD hit “Margin Call” and even more so premiering maritime disaster flick “All is Lost” starring Robert Redford at Cannes this year. He also wrote “A Most Violent Year”, and loglinesRead More
Fast-rising Australian actress Margot Robbie has landed the coveted female lead role in grifter romantic comedy “Focus” opposite Will Smith, according to Variety. The “Pan Am” star reportedly beat out a slew of young actresses, including fellow newcomers like Olivia Munn and more established stars like Jessica Biel, Rose Byrne and even twothree-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who all tested opposite Smith for the role. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct their script, which is set in the world of cons and tells the story of a veteran grifterRead More
So, Lucas Till is in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” after all. There had been no official confirmation that Till would be returning to reprise his role as Alex Summers, the mutant known as Havok, but director Bryan Singer puts the speculation to bed once and for all by tweeting the first photo of Till on set and in costume. Till joins an already overflowing cast that includes fellow “X-Men: First Class” veterans James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, as well as alumni from Singer’s 2000s eraRead More
Ron Howard’s 19th Century maritime disaster flick “In the Heart of the Sea” has added Frank Dillane, most known for playing the villainous Tom Riddle in “Harry Potter”, according to The Wrap. Additionally, “Skyfall” actor Ben Whishaw is being eyed for the role of American author Herman Melville, whose “Moby Dick” took its inspiration from the true events that will be told in this film. Chris Hemsworth leads the cast that already includes Benjamin Walker, “The Impossible” star Tom Holland, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and newcomer Sam Keeley. Based onRead More
Kenny Wormald and Jake Abel have joined the cast of indie drama “Love and Mercy”, according to The Wrap. The biopic follows legendary Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. Paul Dano will play Wilson as a young man, while John Cusack will portray him in later years. Wormald will play Beach Boys member and Brian’s younger brother Dennis Wilson, while Abel will play their cousin and the group’s lyricist Mike Love. Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks co-star. The movie, written by Oren Moverman and to be directed by Bill Pohlad, willRead More
Juno Temple has been offered a major role in Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”, but a signed contract is pending scheduling issues, according to The Daily Mail. Rising star Temple’s increasingly busy schedule has already forced her to exit another project, the long-gestating “Girls Night Out,” in which she would have played a young Princess Margaret. Mulligan plays a headstrong young woman named Bathsheba in “Far From the Madding Crowd”, with the story following her and her three suitors: Gabriel, a shepherd (MatthiasRead More