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I guess sometimes, all it takes is asking the right question. After months of wondering who will join Jack Reynor as the other half of the new Shia and Megan in Michael Bay’s “Transformers 4″ (after a previous report turned out to be at least partially incorrect), Bay’s official Twitter rather nonchalantly answered my question that it is indeed the formerly rumored Nicola Peltz. Reynor and Peltz will play a high school-aged couple. He is a race car driver and she is the daughter of Mark Wahlberg, who will beRead More
David O. Russell’s newest film has already been shooting for a couple of weeks now, but one last cast member is jumping on board, with Deadline reporting “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston has joined Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence in the 1970s set political thriller. The untitled film, originally called “American Bullshit”, will follow the real life political drama Abscam, which was set up by the FBI in the 1970s and 80s. An FBI employee posed as a fictional Middle Eastern sheik named KraimRead More
Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen are the latest to join Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Neil Burger’s adaptation of Veronica Roth YA novel franchise “Divergent.” The film, which kicked off production with its first table read today, also stars Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Winslet and Aaron Eckhart. It’s set in a dystopic future Chicago which has been divided into factions based on its residents’ prominent character traits. Woodley’s Tris chooses to leave behind her selfless faction, the Abnegation, to join Dauntless, the brave. There she meetsRead More
Australian rising star Mia Wasikowska has joined Juliette Binoche in French director Olivier Assayas’ newest, “Sils Maria”, according to IonCinema (via The Film Stage). The “Carlos” director had been developing the film for a while, and once described it as “[a] Juliette Binoche movie about Juliette Binoche with Juliette Binoche”, making Binoche’s involvement, um, pretty crucial here. Sils Maria refers to a region of Switzerland, where the film will be set and where Maria Enders, the Binoche-based actress character (played by Binoche), will sojourn and reflect back on her lifeRead More
Caution: “Bridesmaids” reunion ahead. Deadline reports Chris O’Dowd, who played Kristen Wiig’s love interest in the bawdy 2010 comedy, is in early talks to join Bill Murray and fellow “Bridesmaids” alum Melissa McCarthy in highly sought-after dramedy “St. Vincent de Van Nuys.” The Ted Melfi project became hot after Murray attached himself to the lead role of a cantakerous neighbor to McCarthy’s character, who takes her impressionable 12 year old son under his wings and corrupting him in the process. McCarthy’s character is a single mother who works double shiftsRead More
Two more funny guys are joining Nicholas Stoller comedy “Townies”, with Deadline reporting Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have jumped on board, joining previously cast Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien wrote the screenplay for the long-gestating film, which sparked a bidding war last summer, about a family man (Rogen) who lives near a fraternity house and finds himself at odds with one of the frat brothers (Efron), whose constant partying and raucous behavior is wreaking havoc on his neighbor’s life. No word on who FrancoRead More
Filmmakers have been searching for a pair of young actors to headline a remake of 1980s romantic thriller “Endless Love” and have finally found them in Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, according to Variety. Director Shana Feste screen tested five young actresses last month, Wilde among them, but Pettyfer has apaprently pulled off a coup for his role, taking it from Brenton Thwaites, who the filmmakers reportedly liked enough to pair in readings with all the girls. In any case, it’s now Pettyfer and Wilde who will play intensely inRead More

Posted On March 20, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Nate Parker joins crime drama “Every Secret Thing”

Rising actor Nate Parker has joined Dakota Fanning in the crime drama “Every Secret Thing“, which has already started production in New York City and is being directed by Amy Berg from a script by Nicole Holofcener. Adapted from Laura Lippmann’s 2004 novel, the film follows two 18 year olds (Fanning and Danielle Macdonald) who have recently been released from prison after being convicted aged 11 for the murder of a baby they had found in an alley. Soon after their release, children begin to go missing and the secretsRead More
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It’s the question on everyone’s minds now that we have our Hazel Grace in “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley: Who will play her sparring partner, love interest and fellow cancer survivor Augustus Waters in “The Fault in Our Stars”? Josh Boone is directing the adaptation of the best-selling John Green YA novel, and the casting for Augustus will likely be even more scrutinized than Woodley as Hazel. Gus, described as long and lean with dark hair and blue eyes who’s witty and spouts off romantic soliloquies in his wooing ofRead More
Michael Angarano has joined the cast of “Heat”, a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds film that will star Jason Statham, according to Deadline. The official synopsis of the film, not to be confused with the 1995 Michael Mann film of the same name, reads as follows: “This tightly-wound, fun action-thriller, tells the story of a tough recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world. Statham’s character refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. WhenRead More