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Indie drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment” has added a plethora of young up and comers, including Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis, “The Maze Runner” star Ki Hong Lee, Aussie actor Jame Frecheville and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” star Johnny Simmons. Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano and Billy Crudup were previously cast as leads in the Kyle Alvarez-directed drama. Crudup plays Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford professor who recruited two dozen students as subjects of a psychological experiment that would be groundbreaking in terms of explaining situationalRead More

Posted On September 12, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

Olivia Thirlby Joins Comedy “The Wedding Ringer”

Comedy “The Wedding Ringer” is already shooting in Los Angeles, and has just made one more late cast addition. Olivia Thirlby is now on board a cast that also includes Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and “The Big Bang Theory”‘s Kaley Cuoco, according to Screen Daily. The story follows Hart as a professional fake groomsman who helps socially awkward, loner grooms pretend he has more friends than he does. Jeremy Garelick is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jay Lavender. Thirlby broke out alongside Ellen Page in Jason Reitman’s “Juno”Read More
Diane Kruger is out, “Skyfall” Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe is in for indie romantic comedy “5 to 7”, according to Deadline. Frank Langella, Glenn Close, Olivia Thirlby and Lambert Wilson are also joining the cast, which is led by Anton Yelchin. Yelchin will play a young aspiring writer in the Victor Levin scripted and directed film. He romances an older woman (Marlohe), the beautiful wife of a French diplomat, and “cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens.” Filming had been slated for February, but willRead More
A plethora of rising young actresses are lining up for the chance to star in a biopic of three of the most influential women in music. Country singer Taylor Swift is already attached to the role of Joni Mitchell in “Girls Like Us”, and now Variety reports actresses are being auditioned for the remaining two roles of Carole King and Carly Simon. For the role of King, filmmakers are reading actresses Analeigh Tipton, Allison Williams and Jessica Pare; while Alison Pill, Olivia Thirlby, Zoe Kazan and Ari Graynor are upRead More
Looks like Reeve Carney‘s Jeff Buckley biopic – which finally has been titled “Mystery White Boy” – has his supporting cast, 6 months after production was set to begin in New York City. Britain’s Daily Mail is reporting from Cannes Film Festival that Olivia Thirlby, and Brit actors  Gemma Arterton and Harry Treadaway have all joined the cast. One of three films currently in some stage of production based on the life of musician Jeff Buckley who died tragically in a boating accident after only one album, the film isRead More
It’s that time of year again. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its competition line-up for next January’s festivities and as always, plenty of young up and comers will be represented in films that could propel them to another level in their career. Just ask Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan and Jennifer Lawrence how Sundance has changed their lives. Of course, it will be impossible to predict who will eventually become the next Mulligan or Lawrence or this year’s trifecta of Elizabeth Olsen/Felicity Jones/Brit Marling. Only the indefinableRead More
If you’re young and hot and partying in some exotic location in a movie, you know you’re in trouble. Do kids ever go on vacation in a foreign country without running into some situation that leaves them bloody and running for their lives? While others have encountered rich guys with torture fantasies and human organ traffickers, the kids in “The Darkest Hour” run into something a little more alien. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor and Max Minghella are four friends on a dream vacation in Moscow, but a nightRead More
Emile Hirsch doesn’t look to be enjoying the gorgeous sights of Moscow too much in our first look at alien invasion thriller “The Darkest Hour”, thanks to Coming Soon. Hirsch looks appropriately dirty and terrified for a young man under attack from monsters, hiding from an unseen assailant while the tranquil beauty of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral looks on, untouched in the background. Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor co-star alongside Hirsch in the film about five young people who become stranded in Moscow and try to survive inRead More
More news from Cannes! Screen Daily have confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born. Based on the book “Venuto Al Mondo” by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.” After a quiet couple of years, Hirsch‘s resume is beginning to see new life, as bothRead More
John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of “Nobody Walks”, reports Variety. Rosemarie DeWitt also stars in the indie drama directed by Ry Russo-Young from a script by breakout indie sensation Lena Dunham, who recently won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for “Tiny Furniture”. The film takes place over the course of one week as a Los Angeles family takes a charismatic artist into their home and end up having their lives turned upside down. It is slated to begin filming at the end ofRead More