Casting Category

“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson will star in and also produce an indie psychological thriller called “Ape”, according to The Wrap. Miguel Sapochnik will direct from a script by newcomer Jon Johnston, and Hutcherson will play a young man who struggles “with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret.” Hutcherson, a child actor who’s appeared in such films as “Bridge to Terabithia”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “The Kids Are Alright”, reprises his role as Peeta Mellark in this November’s sequel “The Hunger Games: CatchingRead More
Zac Efron is attached to star in college-set crime thriller “Narc”, which is based on a true story, reports Deadline. Seemingly in its early stages, the film is now searching for a screenwriter to script the tale of a popular college fraternity President and star lacrosse player who is busted for cocaine possession and strikes a deal with the cops to go undercover as an informant, leading a double life of turning in big-time criminals while maintaining his Big Man on Campus status. Efron is currently playing a different kindRead More
“Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien continues to be in demand for big screen roles. Deadline reports found footage thriller “Glimmer” is hoping to snag O’Brien for the lead role, and is even moving the whole production back to January 2014 in order to accommodate him. Barring any new scheduling conflicts with the pushed back start date, O’Brien would join “Shameless” star Jeremy Allen White, who was the first to be cast in the film hoping to be the next “Chronicle.” Ringan Ledwidge is directing the Carter Blanchard script which landedRead More
“The Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth is going from District 12 to a different type of futuristic world. Deadline reports Hemsworth has been set to star in “Aurora Rising”, in which he’ll play a surfer turned ombat pilot who’s recruited to test out the next generation of military aircrafts just as an international conflict escalates. Christian Gudegast wrote the script and it appears the film has no director just yet. Hemsworth was recently in Cannes promoting sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, which comes out this November, and he’s alsoRead More
The cancellation of NBC musical series “Smash” may have been a blessing in disguise for Broadway vet Christian Borle, as he has been freed up to take a role in Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller opposite Chris Hemsworth, reports Deadline. Viola Davis, Holt McCallany and Chinese stars Wei Tang and Leehom Wang are also on board the international cast. There are no plot details available, but the film is said to be in the vein of Mann’s previous thrillers “Heat” and “Thief” but set in the world of cyber theftRead More
“Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel is set to play Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, according to Screen Daily. Matthew Brown adapted the script from the novel of the same name by Robert Kanigel and will also direct, with filming set for this fall in the UK and India. Ramanujan was born into an impoverished family in India but quickly showed an aptitude for mathematics, teaching himself from a university textbook and filling several journals with groundbreaking insights and breakthroughs. He eventually caught the attentionRead More
UPDATE: We somehow missed this report from last month, but Britain’s The Daily Mail reports “The Borgias” actress Holliday Grainger is in talks for one of the few female roles in the film, while Emma Watson also met with the director but ultimately couldn’t take a different role. Daily Mail also updates Robert Pattinson has passed on the project. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The gang’s almost all here. After initial reports of negotiations in March, British actors Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) and Douglas Booth (“Jupiter Ascending”) have now officiallyRead More
The ever-growing cast of young adult supernatural romance adaptation “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” has added British actor Dominic Sherwood in the pivotal role of Christian, according to Deadline, who also adds “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne and Joely Richardson round out the new cast additions. Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky play the lead trio, with Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles in supporting roles. Mark Waters is directing the film adapted from the Richelle Mead series by his brother Dan Waters.Read More
“Shameless” star Emma Greenwell and British actor Tom Hughes are set to star in indie dramedy “Wild”, according to The Wrap. Vivienne DeCourcy wrote and will make her feature directorial debut on the project, which is described as being in the vein of underdog tales like “Billy Elliot.” Greenwell plays a young visionary garden designer whose dream it is to compete in and win the Chelsea Flower show, considered to be “the Olympics of gardening.” Hughes will play a young environmentalist who is enlisted to help her. Filming on locationRead More
British actress Emma Rigby and Aussie actor Rhys Wakefield have joined the cast of romantic drama remake “Endless Love”, according to The Wrap. Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde play the leads originated by Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields in the 1981 original film, and “The Hunger Games”‘ Dayo Okeniyi, Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick also have supporting roles. Shana Feste is directing. Wilde and Pettyfer play a pair of high school students who fall deeply in love and whose intense relationship puts her parents on edge. When they are forcedRead More