casting Tag

Here’s one that appears to have slipped through the cracks. THR reported today that Elle Fanning has been cast opposite John Hawkes in indie drama “Low Down”, along with supporting actors including Taryn Manning, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close and musican Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it appears filming is already underway, as we already have the first set photos of Fanning. Jeff Preiss is directing the true life biopic in Los Angeles which follows Hawkes as Joe Albany, a gifted jazz pianist who played with iconic musiciansRead More
UPDATE: Deadline now reports Sami Gayle, Claire Foy an Ashley Charles have also joined the cast, with Gayle in the role of antagonist Mia, Charles as Jesse and Foy as Karp. “Shameless” star Cameron Monaghan is the latest young actor to get in on the YA franchise game, with the official Twitter for the film announcing that he has been cast as Mason Ashford in “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.” He joins previously cast stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky and Olga Kurylenko in the supernatural romance that begins filmingRead More
08/12/13 UPDATE: Oscar Isaac is now out of the project, with John Leguizamo possibly replacing him, according to The Playlist. Increasingly in-demand rising star Oscar Isaac will play Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in a new film directed by Brad Furman, according to Deadline. From a black list script by Matt Aldrich, Furman and Isaac will tell the story of Escobar, who rose from meager beginnings as one of seven children of a farmer and a school teacher to one of the richest and most murderous drug lords in history.Read More
From siblings to star-crossed lovers! EW reports rising star Ansel Elgort has been offered the male lead in “The Fault in Our Stars” opposite Shailene Woodley – who plays his sister in the currently-filming dystopian adaptation “Divergent.” The two will play a pair of teen cancer survivors who meet in a support group and fall in love, with the knowledge that their time together may be fleeting. It’s been done before, but John Green’s novel really was something special, and the film has been eagerly anticipated by his legion ofRead More
Chloe Moretz has pulled off another coup and landed the sought-after female lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” opposite Denzel Washington, according to Deadline. Washington is playing Robert McCall, the retired CIA officer with a mysterious past who helps people in need, originated by Edward Woodward in the 1980s TV series. Moretz landed the role of Teri, a young prostitute, after chemistry testing opposite Washington and impressing the actor and filmmakers, leading to a script change that will age down the character originally meant to be in her 20s.Read More
She sang a bit in “My Week with Marilyn” (doing her best breathy whisper-croon) but is Michelle Williams ready to tackle a full scale classic Broadway musical by no less than Rodgers and Hammerstein? British paper The Daily Mail reports Williams has been offered the lead role of Nellie Forbush in a planned big screen adaptation of “South Pacific.” Set during World War II on a South Pacific island and thematically revolving around issues of race, Williams is being eyed for the role of a young and Naive American nurseRead More
Norwegian director Joachim Trier, known for 2011 drama “Oslo, August 31st”, is set to make his English language directorial debut on family drama “Louder Than Bombs” and he’s recruited Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg to star in it. Set to shoot this fall in the US and Germany, the film revolves around a late wartime photographer (Huppert) and the family she left behind. Three years after her death, on the eve of a retrospective of her work, her husband (Byrne) and two sons (Eisenberg being one of them)Read More
British rising stars Kaya Scodelario and Tom Cullen have signed on to star in home invasion thriller “Tiger House”, according to Screen Daily. Dougary Scott is also part of the cast and theatre director Thomas Daley will make his feature directorial debut on the project. Though no plot details are given via the press release, a concept teaser video on Daley’s official website gives us a pretty good idea: A gang of would-be bank robbers, instead of bursting in guns blazing to the bank itself during business hours, break intoRead More
Rising Australian teen actor Callan McAuliffe has landed the lead role in sci-fi thriller “Our Robot Overlords”, according to THR. Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson were previously set to co-star. Jon Wright will direct the film which is set in the midst of a war between humans and robots. McAuliffe plays a teen who gathers a group of other kids to help him search for his long lost father, discovering a way to fight back against the robots in the process and learning there’s more to the war (and theRead More
Actor-director duo Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols have already worked together twice on two fascinating, critically acclaimed independent films, and now they are set to reunite once again on Nichols’ first studio picture. Variety reports Warner Bros is backing Nichols’ third feature, “Midnight Special”, and Shannon will star in what is described as a “present day sci-fi chase film.” Nichols also wrote the script. Shannon is also Warner Bros’ radar and may have had a hand in bringing his two collaborators together, having starred in their upcoming summer tentpole “ManRead More