Casting Category

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
The killer cast of Daniel Espinosa’s adaptation of spy novel “Child 44″ just got even more awesome with the increasingly ubiquitous Jason Clarke now jumping on board, according to THR. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are already set to star. Hardy and Rapace play husband and wife in “Child 44″, with Hardy as a Soviet officer who becomes the target of suspicion from his own government and Rapace as his wife, who pretends to be loyal and doting but hiding secretsRead More
“Game of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer has joined the ensemble cast of Lone Scherfig’s adaptation of “Posh”, an adaptation of Laura Wade’s 2010 play that already stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth. Deadline reported the news, and Dormer becomes the second female cast member after Holliday Grainger’s joined the film in March. The film is already shooting in England, with Irons and Freddie Fox spotted on set last week. The mostly young, white and male cast play members of The Riot Club, a fictional version of The BullingdonRead More
Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza are starring in zombie comedy “Life After Beth”, according to THR. John C. Reilly and Paul Reiser also star in 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 his girlfriend (Plaza) even after she’s killed and then resurrected as a zombie. Reiser will play DeHaan’s dad, while Reilly will play Plaza’s. Plaza and Reilly have been attached to the film since late 2012,Read More
Ben Affleck has just been cast as male lead Nick, and now David Fincher is searching for his titular “Gone Girl.” According to The Wrap, a trio of in demand actresses are up for the role of Amy Dunne: Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt. Gillian Flynn’s twisty, turny best-seller is a satirical rumination on marriage, the media and traditional gender roles. Nick and Amy Dunne appear to be the perfect couple, despite both being out-of-work writers. On their fifth anniversary she disappears, and in a ripped-from-the-headlines inevitability, heRead More
British actor Jack O’Connell has become quite a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. While he remains the front-runner for the lead role in Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation “The Secret Service” opposite Colin Firth, he has landed perhaps an even bigger coup. Variety reports O’Connell has beat out some stiff competition to land the lead role in Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of “Unbroken”, based on the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini. The film was just set for a December 25th, 2014 release date, thrusting the relative unknown O’ConnellRead More
Fast-rising British actor David Oyelowohas signed on for his first lead role, and will headline indie drama “Nightingale”, according to Deadline. Elliott Lester is currently directing the film in Los Angeles, with Oyelowo in the role of Peter Snowden, who is “obsessively in love” with an old Army buddy, and who begins to downward spiral as their reunion approaches. Frederick Mensch wrote the script. Oyelowo was one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, and had quite a year indeed, with roles in Sundance winner “Middle of Nowhere”, Steven Spielberg’sRead More
Dev Patel is in early talks to join Sharlto Copley in Neill Blomkamp’s third feature, “Chappie”, according to THR. Described as a sci-fi comedy, “Chappie” is based on a short Blomkamp did called “Tetra Vaal.” While plot details on the feature – which Blomkamp also wrote – is being kept under wraps, the short revolved around robotic police force patrolling the slums of South Africa. Looks like it’s another sci-fi tinged rumination on class warfare, the theme that ties together “District 9″ and the forthcoming “Elysium” as well. Copley willRead More
Rooney Mara has committed to her first film in over a year, joining Stephen Daldry’s Third-World set drama “Trash”, according to Deadline. The film, based on Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel, will also star Martin Sheen and a trio of newcomers: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein, as well as Wagner Moura and Selton Mello in supporting roles. In the Richard Curtis-adapted film, Tevez, Luis and Weinstein play a trio of young teens who live in a garbage dump in an unnamed Third World country, scavenging for anything that canRead More