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Olivia Wilde is returning to TV yet again. The former “House” and “The O.C.” star has garnered quite a successful film career for herself, but perhaps the lure of HBO, the golden age of TV and Martin Scorsese proved irresistible. Wilde has signed on to star opposite Bobby Cannavale (another in the pro column) in an untitled drama pilot for the prestigious premium network. The untitled drama, which Scorsese developed with Mick Jagger, “explores the drug and sex-fueled music business of 1970s New York as punk and disco are onRead More
With news via Deadline that indie drama “Better Living Through Chemistry” has found a distributor in Samuel Goldwyn, we also have the first official image from the film starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. Wilde replaced Jennifer Garner in the film which follows Rockwell’s character, a straight-laced pharmacist whose life spirals out of control after he begins an affair with Wilde’s character, a trophy wife regular customer that “takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.” Michelle Monaghan plays Rockwell’s neglected wife, while Norbert Leo Butz, BenRead More
The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation has found its leading lady in Michelle Monaghan, who will star in “The Best of Me,” according to THR. Michael Hoffman will direct the film which is about two former high school sweethearts who reconnect years later when they both return to their small coastal town. So, you know, something new from Sparks. Monaghan has played many “girlfriend” roles opposite such movie stars as Robert Downey, Jr. in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Due Date,” Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible 3,” Jake Gyllenhaal in “SourceRead More
“Runner Runner” is shaping up to be one heck of a film. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck jumped on board back in April, before being quickly joined by “Project X” breakout star Oliver Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Gemma Arterton. Now THR reports that Ben Schwartz has joined the cast. Schwartz has been working for years but it’s only in the last few years that he has began to make a name for himself, recently as the scene-stealer Jean-Ralphio in NBC’s hit “Parks and Recreation”. He is currently filming “Better LivingRead More
Where does she find the time?! In demand actress Olivia Wilde – who we seem to be writing casting stories for every other day – has landed yet another intriguing project. Deadline reports that Wilde is now part of the cast of Spike Jonze’s next untitled offering, which already boasts a cast that consists of Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Samantha Morton. Mara replaced Carey Mulligan a couple of months ago on the highly secretive project that’s purported to revolve around a man (presumably Phoenix) who falls inRead More
That was fast! Olivia Wilde has beaten out the likes of Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman, Jessica Biel and Michelle Monaghan to win the coveted female lead in magician comedy “Burt Wonderstone”, reports THR. She is now in negotiations to join a cast that includes Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini and Steve Buscemi in the Don Scardino directed film. Carell stars as the title character, a traditional Las Vegas magician who is left abandoned by longtime partner (Buscemi), is upstaged by a hip street magician played by Carrey and mustRead More
The ever-busy Olivia Wilde has attached herself to yet another project. Variety reports from Toronto that Wilde has been tapped to star in indie comedy “The Longest Week”, which Peter Glanz is making his feature directorial debut on. The film revolves around a young man named Conrad Valmont, “affluent and aimless, who lives a life of leisure in his parents’ prestigious Manhattan hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited and in love.” Wilde will play his love interest. Glanz is basing the pic on hisRead More
Call it a win-win situation. Jennifer Garner is gearing up to welcome a third child, and subsequently has left the door open for Olivia Wilde to add another movie to her rapidly filling upcoming slate. Garner had been attached to play the female lead in dark indie comedy “Better Living Through Chemistry”, but due to her just-announced pregnancy, has had to drop out. Variety reports Wilde is now in negotiations to take her place opposite Sam Rockwell (who himself is a replacement, taking the role left vacant by Jeremy Renner).Read More