Casting Category

Director Michael Mann has not made a movie since 2009′s “Public Enemies” but appears finally ready to get back behind the camera, and Variety reports he has boarded an untitled thriller set up at Legendary Pictures which has Australian action star Chris Hemsworth attached to the lead role. There are not plot details, other than to say the film takes place “in a world of cyber threats and attacks.” Mann has been developing the project for over a year and co-wrote the screenplay with Morgan Davis Foehl. Filming is tentativelyRead More
Another fast rising star has joined Liam Neeson in crime thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones”, according to Variety. Model turned actor Boyd Holbrook has joined British thesps Dan Stevens and Ruth Wilson in rounding out the cast of the Scott Frank written and directed film. Neeson plays an ex-cop now working as a private investigator who is tasked with finding the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer, who soon discovers the kidnappers have committed similar crimes before and have racked up quite a body count in the process. There’sRead More
British rising star Ruth Wilson has landed the female lead role in crime thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones” opposite Liam Neeson, according to Variety. She also joins “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens, who was cast yesterday. Neeson plays an ex-cop now working as a private investigator who is tasked with finding the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer, who soon discovers the kidnappers have committed similar crimes before and have racked up quite a body count in the process. There’s no word on who Stevens or Wilson will beRead More
British actress Tuppence Middleton is rounding out the cast of the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending”, according to Variety. She joins Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and Douglas Booth in the sci-fi epic. The film is set in a world where human beings are at the bottom of the food chain. Far superior beings keep an eye on the lowly homo sapiens from far away, and the story centers on Kunis as a Russian immigrant who’s scrubbing toilets for a living, unknowingly carrying some powerful genetic DNA makeup thatRead More
Now that he has left PBS series “Downton Abbey”, rising British actor Dan Stevens is having no problem transitioning to big screen roles. Variety reports he has signed on to star opposite Liam Neeson in crime thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstone”, which Scott Frank adapted and will direct starting next month. Neeson plays an ex-cop now working as a private investigator who is tasked with finding the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer, who soon discovers the kidnappers have committed similar crimes before and have racked up quite aRead More
Fresh off a starring role in the worldwide box office hit “Les Miserables” and a recent premiere at Sundance Film Festival of indie pic “Lovelace“, THR reports that Amanda Seyfried has picked her next role – Western comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West“. The film has been co-written by Seth Macfarlane who will also sit in the director’s chair for this, his sophomore directorial effort following last year’s “Ted”. Macfarlane will also co-star in the film which follows a “sheepish farmer, who chickens out of a gunfightRead More
Ryan Gosling continues to gather up an impressive cast for his directorial debut, the fantasy thriller “How to Catch a Monster.” The latest to join is Saoirse Ronan, according to Deadline, with Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith already on board. Filming begins in May in Detroit and Hendricks, in the female lead role, will play a single mother who is drawn into a dark underworld as her teenage son discovers a road leading to an underwater city. Smith plays the male lead and Ben MendelsohnRead More
Ellen Page has found her next role, behind the camera in her directorial debut on the film “Miss Stevens,” and according to Deadline, she’s getting right down to business because Anna Faris is already set to star as the lead. Written by Julia Hart, the film follows a lost and confused high school teacher (Faris) who signs up to chaperone some students on a weekend trip to a state drama competition. Thanks to the experience, plus a lot of love and support from her students, she learns to value herselfRead More
“This is Where I Leave You” is not dead. The ensemble family comedy had been in limbo since original director Adam Shankman left the project before finalizing deals with actors including Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis to join the cast, but now the project is getting back on track. Shawn Levy took over directing duties from now-producer Shankman, and Bateman has signed back on for the lead role of Judd Foxman. It looks like Bateman may be the only original cast member to return to theRead More
Rupert Wyatt has found the leading man of his big screen adaptation of Sebastian Falkes’ wartime romantic epic “Birdsong”, according to Variety, and it’s someone who has a lot of heat at the moment.. “Nicholas Hoult is the holy grail in my search for Stephen,” Wyatt says, referring to lead character Stephen Wraysford, a 21-year old British soldier who falls for a married French woman in the midst of World War I. Their ill-fated love affair has lasting effects and the story spans three generations after their initial separation. ARead More