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Posted On March 15, 2016By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

‘Star Wars’ Young ‘Han Solo’ Shortlist Revealed

Disney is closing in on the lead actor for the upcoming Han Solo “Stars Wars” spinoff. According to The Hollywood Reporter Taron Egerton, Alden Ehrenreich and Jack Reynor are what remain of the short list after testing occurred in London. Finding the young man to take on a role made famous by Harrison Ford was no simple task. The highly sought after role brought 2,500 actors into the mix throughout the casting process. The actor who nabs the role will star in a “Star Wars” spinoff set for 2018. Phil LordRead More
Disney and Jon Favreau‘s upcoming take on “The Jungle Book” is looking for its leading boy. has been set up to take submissions with an approaching deadline of May 30th. The actor chosen for the role will be joining Idris Elba (“Pacific Rim”) who is set to voice Shere Khan, with Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Her”) in talks for Rakcha and Kaa respectively. The film is to utilize a combination of live action and CGI to tell Rudyard Kipling‘s story. The casting site givesRead More

Posted On March 25, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

John Boyega Sought for ‘Terminator: Genesis’

If John Boyega doesn’t end up getting the lead in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” he may have a pretty solid backup plan already in place. THR reporter Borys Kit tweets that Boyega is being sought for one of the lead roles in Alan Taylor’s reboot “Terminator: Genesis.” The role Boyega is up for is that of Danny Dyson, the son of Miles Dyson, the cybernetics scientist who invented the neural-net processor that eventually becomes Skynet and wipes out humanity. Emilia Clarke is on board as a young Sarah Connor, whileRead More
Joe Wright is looking to make a discovery to fill the titular role in his prequel project “Pan.” has been set up for online submissions and an open casting call in the UK has been set for Sunday, February 23rd to find his Peter Pan. Garrett Hedlund has already been cast to play Hook, while Hugh Jackman is in talks to take the role of Blackbeard, the film’s main villain. This tale will follow an orphan who’s taken to Neverland and teams up with the native people in orderRead More
So “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” didn’t exactly light the box office on fire, but Chris Pine is not doing playing action hero just yet. THR reports the actor is now attached to star in “The Line,” the next film from prolific director David Gordon Green, described as a gritty thriller. Pine will play a patrol agent who is downward spiraling in both his professional and personal lives after losing his wife and young son. When he unexpectedly becomes the protector of an orphaned boy after a deadly shootout, they goRead More

Posted On January 28, 2014By Liam McMillenIn Casting

Kristen Stewart Joining Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”

Lisa Genova‘s “Still Alice” was a cracking book when it was first released. It tackled key themes and was a heartbreaking tale. Now, it looks like it’s making its way onto the big screen. The film seems to be picking up pace too. It’s been confirmed via Screen daily that Kristen Stewart has joined alongside Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth  and Julianne Moore in the Memento Films production. Moore will play Alice, a fifty year old woman  who discovers she has Alzheimer’s. Stewart will play Lydia, her youngest daughter, who hasRead More
Garrett Hedlund has beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Ezra Miller for the lead role of Hook in Joe Wright’s Peter Pan prequel “Pan,” reports Deadline. In this alternative take on the origins of Peter Pan and Neverland, an orphan is brought to the magical land in order to lead the natives in a battle against the evil pirates. Hugh Jackman is negotiating for the role of Blackbeard, the lead villain, while Hedlund will play Hook, who eventually becomes Pan’s greatest foe. Ryan Gosling had previously been mentionedRead More
Looks like things may finally be moving along on Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. Variety reports the script is done, and Trank and the filmmakers will begin testing actors for roles by the end of this month. Mostly, it’s the same list of names we first heard about way back in October, with one new addition: “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden. Variety confirms what’s long been rumored, that Michael B. Jordan is attached to the role of Johnny Storm, and he will be testing with the other actors toRead More
To say “Breaking Bad” was a great launching pad for Aaron Paul’s career is probably the understatement of the century. Now, the show may have landed him another amazing gig, according to Ain’t It Cool News. AICN caught up with Paul at Sundance where he is promoting “Hellion” and when the possibility was raised, Paul was more than happy to divulge that he’s had “a lot of meetings” about taking the role of Eddie Dean in Ron Howard’s long-gestating, ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series of novels.Read More
Oh, the “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumor mill is far from done churning out even more intriguing possibilities, kids. Now THR jumps in with a couple of bombshells of their own as an addendum to yesterday’s report that Jesse Plemons is a serious contender for one of the lead roles. According to the trade, JJ Abrams met with Michael Fassbender last month about taking a role, and “Girls” breakout star Adam Driver is also being eyed for a role, though presumably a different one. It seems like Driver and PlemonsRead More