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Who else but Tim Burton should direct a title with the phrase “peculiar children” in it? Variety reports that for his next book to film adaptation, Eva Green may play the titular character born from Ransom Rigg’s fantasy novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Burton’s penchant for recasting actors is well-known, (No word yet on whether or not Helena Bonham Carter will join but…you know) and Green previously worked with him as a lovelorn villainess in his horror-comedy “Dark Shadows.”  The story follows a teenager named Jacob who, after suffering from aRead More
After a major search, British child actress Raffey Cassidy has landed the pivotal role of a child robot in Brad Bird’s highly secretive sci-fi project “Tomorrowland”, which stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, according to THR. Though the plot is being kept tightly under wraps, the casting seem to confirm earlier rumored reports of the movie’s plot. According to Hitfix, the official logline reads as follows: “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 unravelRead More
Since Emma Watson won’t put on that glass slipper, Disney and director Kenneth Branagh are moving on in their search for “Cinderella.” Today Deadline reports three relatively unknown young actresses will be auditioning for the role this week in London, while a “Game of Thrones” actor is one of the names being bandied about for the role of the handsome Prince. British actress Lily James and Aussies Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie will be testing for the titular role this week, and Deadline seems confident one of the three isRead More
Chloe Moretz is in talks to join Charlize Theron in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn novel “Dark Places”, according to Deadline. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is writing the script and will direct the adaptation of the 2009 hit novel. Theron takes over the role of Libby Day, originally earmarked for Amy Adams, who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes pumps Libby for theRead More
Aussie rising star Bella Heathcote has not yet found that breakout role to propel her to the next level but she continues to work steadily in Hollywood following her win of the 2010 Heath Ledger Scholarship from Australians in Film. Today Variety reports she has booked her next gig, an untitled romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei. Marc Lawrence wrote the script and will direct the film about Grant’s character, a washed-up, broke and divorced former award-winning screenwriter who is forced to teach a screenwriting class at aRead More
Australian actress Bella Heathcote has been cast in the female lead role in indie thriller “The Curse of Downer’s Grove”, according to Variety. Lucas Till, Kevin Zegers and Aimee Teegarden were cast in the film a few weeks back, while Penelope Mitchell has also jumped on board. Derek Martini will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Bret Easton Ellis, based on the novel “Downer’s Grove” by Michael Hornburg. Heathcote will play the lead character of Chrissie, an unusual high school senior in a suburban town who jugglesRead More
One of our most anticipated but long-gestating projects appears to finally be getting some traction, with Variety reporting documentary director RJ Cutler is in talks to direct and Chloe Moretz attached to star in “If I Stay”, the Gaylfe Forman young adult novel that had Dakota Fanning in the lead role back in 2010. Moretz will play the role of Mia, a young classical musician with an adoring family and rocker boyfriend. When she and her entire family are in a catastrophic car accident, she finds herself on the edgeRead More
Rising stars Bella Heathcote and Evan Peters have been cast in indie drug cartel drama “The Preppie Connection”, according to Deadline. Joe Castelo will direct this summer in New York City. The film is based on a true story and follows a group of prep school students who ran a drug trafficking ring in the 1980s. Peters will prsumably play Toby, a lower-class scholarship student who utilizes his connection to easy drug access to get “in” with the popular kids, eventually cultivating a successful trafficking network. He gets in overRead More
Has Evan Rachel Wood found her reason for living at last? Deadline reports Disney’ “Prom” star Thomas McDonnell has joined the cast of indie rom com “10 Things I Hate About Life.” Wood plays a suicidal young woman who meets an equally suicidal young man and the two fall in love and rediscover their will to live in one another. Though the article doesn’t specify, we presume McDonnell is playing the male lead. The film is being produced and directed by writer/director Gil Junger and producer Andrew Lazar, respectively, whoRead More
Chloe Moretz, Tim Robbins and Michelle Pfeiffer will play house for dysfunctional family comedy “Man Under”, according to Deadline. Robbins will also direct the film from a screenplay by Ann Cherkis, which follows a New York family whose lives are turned upside down when photographs of them are displayed in a museum and they become overnight celebrities. This will be the second time Moretz and Pfeiffer play mother and daughter after doing so – with a supernatural twist – in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.” Moretz broke out big time inRead More