Casting Category

Posted On April 29, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

Olga Kurylenko Enrolls at “Vampire Academy”

Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko is the latest to be cast in young adult adaptation “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters”, according to Deadline. The main trio of Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky were cast back in February. Deutch’s Rose is a dhampir, or half-vampire trained to protect Moroi, a race of peaceful, benevolent and mortal vampires from the Strigoi – evil, undead vampires pop culture is probably more familiar with. She plays bodyguard to her best friend Lissa (Fry), who is a Moroi princess. They have fled St. Vladimir’sRead More
She’s already reunited with “Sound of My Voice” director Zal Batmanglij on “The East”, and now Brit Marling has lined up her second collaboration with her other Sundance partner, “Another Earth” director Mike Cahill on his sophomore feature, “I Origins.” Deadline reports Marling, Michael Pitt, French actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey, “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun and “The Good Wife”’s Archie Panjabi will star in the sci-fi drama. Marling will be strictly acting in this one, with Cahill having written the script himself. Pitt has the lead role as a molecularRead More
This is gearing up to be the longest round of casting musical chairs ever. It looks like, just days after the first whispers of Tom Hiddleston maybe negotiating to take “The Crow” remake, it appears he’s already out and “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is the new casting rumor du jour, at least according to Deadline. Skarsgard has no official offer yet (so again this could all amount to nothing), but is being eyed for the role of Eric Draven, a rock star brutally murdered while trying to protect hisRead More
Chris O’Dowd may be moving to 18th Century England with co-star Adam Driver. The two guys of HBO’s “Girls” are gearing up to star in “The Coward”, the period comedy to be directed by “Ceremony”‘s Max Winkler, according to The Wrap. Driver joined the project in February, and is set to play a nobleman whose family has a long history ending up on the losing side of to-the-death duels. When he’s challenged to such a duel, he hires a criminal to take his place. The criminal (prsumably O’Dowd?) ends upRead More
Here’s a story to motivate you wannabe actors out there. Plano, Texas resident Travis Tope had been in Los Angeles all of ten days when he landed the male lead role in MGM’s remake of cult horror classic “The Town that Dreaded Sundown.” THR reports Tope beat out at least two more established young actors for the role of a classmate of Addison Timlin’s character Jami in the remake. The 1976 film was a fictionalized account of actual murders that occured in the town of Texarkana in 1946. A maskedRead More
All those intriguing projects being put together to go out to buyers at Cannes are starting to make themselves known, and here’s one of the most intriguing. Screen Daily reports Michael Fassbender is attached to play the titular role in a big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy “Macbeth” for fast rising Australian director Justin Kurzel. The film is expected to shoot later this year with Fassbender in the role of the ambitious Scottish army captain who resorts to regicide in order to steal the crown, plunging the rest ofRead More
“War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine is set to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe, signing on to star in the sequel to the film that proved to be a success for Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career. “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death”, takes place 40 years after the events that terrorized a Victorian British village in the original, and British actress Phoebe Fox will star opposite Irvine in the World War II set horror. The creepy Eel Marsh House at the center of the original film is back, asRead More
I know what you’re thinking: What’s that elusive James Franco up to these days? Deadline reports the ever-busy multi-hyphenate has lined up his next directing gig, an adaptation of Andre Dubus III’s novel “The Garden of Last Days”, which he will of course also play a starring role on screen in. Hanna Weg adapted the novel, which is set at the onset of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the screen version will be set in contemporary times. Set in and around a strip club, “Garden of Last Days” follows threeRead More
Following in Kate Winslet’s footsteps? Not a bad move for a rising British actress. The Daily Mail reports “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery has been offered the lead role in Simon Curtis’ adaptation of bestselling novel “The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Socity”, a role Winslet had been previously attached to when Kenneth Branagh was going to direct it. If a deal happens, Dockery will play a single, 30-something author named Juliet Ashton who wrote during World War II. The novel is set up as a series of vignettesRead More
Scarlett Johansson is currently reprising her role as Black Widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and it looks like she wants to stay an action hero just a little longer. THR reports the Marvel actress has chosen her next project, which will allow her to continue kicking ass after the comic-book sequel wraps production. Luc Besson’s “Lucy”, with Johansson in the titular role, revolves around a woman forced into becoming a drug mule, but the event has transformative powers as the drugs enter her system, making her immune toRead More