Casting Category

Fox buddy comedy “Let’s Be Cops” have landed James D’Aarcy and Nina Dobrev for pivotal roles opposite Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr, according to Variety. Johnson and Wayans will play two friends looking for something more in life. Somehow that turns into impersonating cops for fun, but things get real when they run afoul of a ruthless mobster, to be played by D’Arcy. Dobrev will play Wayans’ love interest and Luke Greenfield, who wrote the script with Nick Thomas, will direct. Dobrev is the lead of long-running CW seriesRead More
After working together on the upcoming “Frances Ha”, director Noah Baumbach is bringing Adam Driver back into the fold, with the “Girls” star now in talks for the long-gestating “While We’re Young”, according to The Wrap. The film is about two couples, an older, uptight married one comprised of a documentary filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) who find their lives turned upside down when they befriend a free-spirited younger couple, to be played by Driver and a still-to-be-cast young actress, with THR suggesting Amanda Seyfried is oneRead More
Jessica Chastain is buying a zoo. THR reports the two-time Oscar nominee is attached to star in an adaptation of Diana Ackerman’s non-fiction bookk “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, with Niko Caro attached to direct. Ackerman’s book is based mostly off of the diaries of Antonina Zabinski, the wife of zoologist and Polish resistance member Jan Zabinski. When the Nazis invaded Poland and took over Warsaw, the Zabinskis took in and saved the lives of over 300 Jews by smuggling them into empty cages and their own home. While her husband wentRead More
As we’re awaiting director Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley’s sophomore effort together “Elysium“, the twosome are already gearing up their third outing, as EW reports that Copley has joined Blomkamp’s “Chappie“. Not much is known about Blomkamp’s third feature which he previously described to Empire Magazine as a “science-fiction comedy” but that’s enough to get us intrigued for now. South African actor Copley previously starred in the Oscar nominated sci-fi hit “District 9″ and will team up with Matt Damon in “Elysium” which showcases the struggle between the haves andRead More
They said she would be played by “a Hollywood leading actress”, and they weren’t kidding. Natalie Portman is now set for the role of Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a big screen adaptation of iconic Shakespeare classic “Macbeth”, according to Screen Daily. The film is expected to shoot later this year under the direction of fast rising Australian director Justin Kurzel, with Fassbender in the role of the ambitious Scottish army captain who resorts to regicide in order to steal the crown, plunging the rest of his life intoRead More
“Girls” star Allison Williams is in talks for her first starring film roles – in two vastly different genres. Williams is in talks to play the titular role in “Rosaline“, one of the more intriguing projects Twentieth Century Fox are working on, and the studio is also considering her for the reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four“, reports Deadline. A retelling of the classic Shakespeare love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’, “Rosaline” is based on Rebecca Serle’s book and follows our lead character who is jilted by Romeo, who claimed to haveRead More
British actress Lily James has landed the coveted titular role in Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “Cinderella”, the studio announced today. James beat out competition from fellow up and comers Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie to play the iconic Princess for director Kenneth Branagh. Cate Blanchett will play Cinderella’s Evil Stepmother in the film which will shoot this fall. Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz wrote the screenplay and the search will now presumably turn to finding James her Prince Charming. Last we heard, “Game of Thrones” actor Richard MaddenRead More

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