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“The Borgias” star Holliday Grainger is in final talks to join Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of Disney fairytale “Cinderella”, according to The Wrap. “Downton Abbey” actress Lily James recently landed the titular rags to riches Princess role, with “Game of Thrones”‘ Richard Madden as her Prince and Cate Blanchett playing her evil stepmother. Grainger will play one of Cinderella’s beautiful but wicked stepsisters. Filming is set to begin this fall with a 2014 release date in mind. Grainger plays the ambitious (and incestuous) Lucrezia Borgia on Showtime’s series “The Borgias”Read More
The ever-busy Emma Stone has departed Guillermo Del Toro’s haunted house horror pic “Crimson Peak” over a scheduling issue, and the probably just as busy Mia Wasikowska is now in talks to replace her, according to The Wrap. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain and Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam are already part of the stellar young cast. With this new cast addition also comes our first semblance of plot details, with The Wrap detailing that Wasikowska – pending scheduling working out – is up for the role of aRead More
David Cronenberg continues to build an impressive cast for his next feature, and today has added Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and “The Killing” kid actor Evan Bird to “Map to the Stars.” The trio join previous cast members Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon for the LA-set drama. Bruce Wagner wrote the script on the long-gestating project, which involves Hollywood characters like actors, agents and managers, with both Cronenberg and Pattinson using words like weird and absurd to describe the tone of the piece. Deadline also givesRead More
All the hype has been surrounding that dreamboat Finnick Odair, but true “Hunger Games” fans knows the name Johanna Mason is just as crucial to sequels “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” as Finnick is. With Finnick still a mystery, The Playlist gets the jump on the casting of Johanna, with their sources reporting Mia Wasikowska and model/actress Zoe Aggeliki among those in the mix. Both actresses have reportedly had discussions with director Francis Lawrence about the role, and Aggeliki appears to be a front-runner, though nothing has been decided and LawrenceRead More
Mia Wasikowska is well on her way to being the queen of literary adaptations, and has just added another to her pile. The Playlist reports Wasikowska will star opposite Cate Blanchett in “Carol” (also known as “The Price of Salt”), based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Jon Crowley will direct the 1950s set New York tale about two women, Therese Belivet, a lonely young woman who works in a department store dreaming of something bigger, and Carol, an elegant older woman she encounters at her job. Carol seems toRead More
Recent Vanity Fair cover girl Mia Wasikowska is going from “Jane Eyre” to “Madame Bovary”, according to Variety. The trade also reports Paul Giamatti is circling a key role as well. Rose Barreneche scripted the new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s first novel and masterpiece, and Wasikowska will play the titular character of Emma Bovary, a doctor’s wife who lives beyond her means and takes on many adulterous affairs in order to combat the ennui of her life. Sophie Barthes will direct the new adaptation, which is said to be faithfulRead More
Looks like Michael Fassbender is in no rush to take a break after an incredible streak of six films releasing in 2011. Variety reports the German actor is attached to star in “The Mountain Between Us”, the 20th Century Fox romantic drama/thriller to be helmed by “Miss Bala” director Gerardo Naranjo. Fassbender would play a doctor and experienced hiker while the female lead is an attractive and successful journalist, who also happens to be engaged. When the two are stranded by a cancelled flight in Salt Lake City, they charterRead More
We’ve said it before, but there is certainly a trend happening right now amongst the rising stars in Hollywood, and we, for one, love it. Great chemistry is like capturing lightening in a bottle, so it stands to reason that when you pair up two actors who have that elusive indefinable quality, you should hold onto it. There used to be a good ol’ Hollywood tradition of popular, iconic screen couples reuniting again and again to the delight of audiences and we would welcome it back with open arms. LawrenceRead More
Are you getting a little sick of Michael Fassbender? Yeah, us either. We say, bring on more Fassy and thank goodness Hollywood agrees, with the star’s stock continuing to rise and every filmmaker and studio wooing him for any role he may be slightly suited for. The latest is his “Prometheus” director Ridley Scott, who has just committed to directing acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy’s first script, “The Counselor.” Fassbender and Scott have just completed filming “Prometheus”, but Scott is already keen on working together again right away, as Deadline reportsRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By Linda GeIn Casting

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska see “Double”

Mia Wasikowska and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up to star in “The Double”, inspired by the novella of the same name by Dostoevsky, according to THR. The comedy will be director Richard Ayoade’s follow-up to breakout British coming-of-age tale “Submarine.” Based on an original idea by Avi Korine and co-written by Korine and Ayoade, Eisenberg stars as an insignificant man who is driven to madness by the appearance of a doppleganger. The film “will reflect on loneliness and our need to love and be loved”, according to the director. ShootingRead More