Casting Category

British actress Imogen Poots has replaced Brie Larson in the indie comedy “Squirrel To The Nuts“, which is being produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. The film, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, tells the tale of a Broadway actress/hooker and follows these two aspects of her life as they interweave and collide. Owen Wilson stars as the Broadway director who pays her for her services, before helping her to reach her dreams on the stage and leave escorting. Olivia Wilde was originally slated to star as a therapist but sheRead More
Relative unknowns – and Broadway stars – Billy Magnussen and Mackenzie Mauzy are joining Rob Marshall’s star-studded “Into the Woods” musical, according to Deadline and The Wrap. Magnussen is replacing Jake Gyllenhaal, who dropped the film in order to do a long-gestating indie that became a go. The duo will now play Rapunzel and her Prince and join a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. The dark and twisted take on fairy tales sees a childless baker (Corden) and hisRead More
While big brother James is all over the map with his career, Dave Franco seems to have settled into a nice niche in the comedy genre. Variety reports the younger James has joined new Vince Vaughn comedy “Business Trip,” which will be directed by Vaughn’s “Delivery Man” director Ken Scott. The film has no plot details just yet, but will follow a businessman (Vaughn) who travels to Europe, where chaos ensues. But of course. Frano, who broke out opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in “21 Jump Street”, also helpedRead More
French actress Louise Bourgoin has signed up to the psychological thriller “Mojave” starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. The pic will follow Hedlund’s “angst-ridden artist who tries to deal with his existential crisis by moving into the desert. There though, he meets Isaac’s homicidal drifter who happens to be his doppelganger. William Monahan will direct the film from his own script, and Deadline have no word on who Bourgoin plays. Bourgoin is a relatively unknown name in Hollywood but is a Cesar-nominated actress who is most known in France forRead More
Britt Robertson has landed the lead role of Casey Newton in Brad Bird’s highly anticipated and highly secretive “Tomorrowland” after testing for the role against Naomi Scott, according to THR. Robertson now joins a cast that already includes George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidey. An earlier logline described the film thus: “A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to saveRead More
The Broadway and West End smash musical “Jersey Boys” is a favorite of mine so I was pleased last November when we first got word of a big screen adaptation. Jon Favreau was set to direct the film, scripted by John Logan, which would follow the ups and downs of real life rock stars Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. After Warner Bros put the film into turnaround due to budget concerns, Favreau and Graham King had to shop the project around to other studios … and it looks likeRead More
Tony-nominated actor Tom Sturridge has joined the cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From The Madding Crowd”. Vinterberg’s adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel already has three of the most exciting rising stars in Hollywood attached, with Carey Mulligan as the headstrong young female lead Bathsheba, a beautiful young woman who begins life with no fortune. She soon meets three different men and through the years with them learns about the value of life and love. Matthias Schoenaerts will play Gabriel a shephard, and William, a rich older farmer and Troy,Read More
Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke are all in talks to star in “Everest”, a disaster action flick to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, according to Deadline. Christian Bale had previously been in talks but it looks like that fell through. The film will follow the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, where a massive storm killed eight climbers from three separate expeditions. Jon Krakauer’s first hand account of his experience in “Into Thin Air” made the disaster famous, though the film will pull from other books and interviewsRead More
UPDATE: Yup, this might take a while. Variety reports Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough are all in the hunt too, have submitted audition tapes and will be meeting with Fincher in the coming weeks. Looks like Amy Dunne may be just as hard to lock down as Lisbeth Salander. David Fincher is on the hunt for his newest heroine and just as many names seem to be popping up in connection with the female lead of “Gone Girl” as they did for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”Read More
The plot to Christopher Nolan‘s space epic “Interstellar” has been kept under wraps so far, but the addition today of two child actors from television and film to the cast gives us a little more information – by potentially confirming the time travel aspect of the picture. The Wrap confirmed that “The Twilight Saga”‘s Mackenzie Foy and “Homeland”‘s Timothee Chalamet will be joining an impressive cast so far which includes Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck and Sir Michael Caine. The film was originally set up by StevenRead More