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Aussie rising star Jai Courntey has joined his fellow countryman Joel Edgerton in psychological thriller “Felony”, according to Deadline. Edgerton wrote the script which will see him star as a decorated cop who runs a cyclist off the road after a night of drinking and celebrating with his co-workers. His decision to lie about what actually happened changes everyone’s lives forever. Courtney will play a new detective on the force who begins to suspect Edgerton’s character may be lying and eventually builds a criminal case against him. Tom Wilkinson isRead More
Who knew a former Bond Girl and “Pride & Prejudice”‘s graceful older sister Jane would become such a sought-after comedienne? British newspaper The Daily Mail touts Rosamund Pike to be the newest “go to funny-girl” on film, and as such, has already landed two new comedies. Pike will star alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the conclusion to Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, “The World’s End”, and writer Nick Hornby is penning a big screen comedy just for Pike to star in. This will be Pike’s first forayRead More
Looks like Jai Courtney is a name we should all be watching out for. After a roller coaster casting process that has seen the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Paul, James Badge Dale, Milo Ventigmilia, Paul Dano and more young actors vying for the coveted role of John McClane, Jr. opposite Bruce Willis in “A Good Day to Die Hard”, it is the relative unknown Australian who didn’t show up on any previous shortlists that will now join the franchise. Judging from the first image from his screen test withRead More

Posted On November 18, 2011By Linda GeIn Casting

David Oyelowo joins Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

Fast rising British actor David Oyelowo has added another huge project to his increasingly busy upcoming slate. Deadline reveals Oyelowo has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, a biopic of the 16th – and arguably most popular – President of the United States, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Oyelowo and Day-Lewis are joined by a sprawling A-List cast that includes Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn. Oyelowo will play a cavalryman in the film, which is based on definitiveRead More
Jessica Chastain is about to meet her competition. The “Tree of Life” actress was the first to be cast for one of two female leads in a new untitled sci fi epic film starring Tom Cruise, formerly titled “Obivion” and “Horizons.” Chastain beat out the likes of Brit Marling, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko for her role and now three new actresses are in contention for the other female lead. Deadline reports Diane Kruger, Kate Beckinsale and “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell will be reading opposite Cruise thisRead More
Little known Australian actor Jai Courtney has landed a lead role opposite Tom Cruise in thriller “One Shot”, according to Deadline. Chris McQuarrie’s adaptation of the Lee Childs series of books sees Cruise as Jack Reacher, a “six-foot-five-inch hulk of a man and a dangerous drifter with a propensity for fighting over talking.” That’s some Hollywood magic right there. In this film, Reacher and a defense attorney, played by Rosamund Pike, investigate what seems to be an open and shut case of a lone sniper who killed five random victims.Read More
Tom Cruise’s crime drama project, One Shot is picking up speed ready for an anticipated fall shoot. Rosamund Pike joined the cast late last month, and THR is now reporting that David Oyelowo is in talks to join the cast as a veteran homicide detective. To be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and based on a 2005 novel by Lee Child, the film follows Jack Reacher (Cruise), “an ex-Army cop who gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the arrest of a sniper accused of killing five random people in a shooting.”Read More
Who’s ready to go head to head with arguably one of the biggest movie stars in the world? Variety reports five young up and coming young actresses are testing this weekend to star opposite Tom Cruise in new sci-fi epic “Horizons” (formerly “Oblivion”). Will it be Brit Marling, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace, Jessica Chastain or Olga Kurylenko, some combination of the above or others altogether? All five young ladies are testing for two roles up for grabs on Saturday, but other names are still under consideration. “Tron: Legacy” helmer JosephRead More
British actress Rosamund Pike is in talks to star alongside Tom Cruise in One Shot, an adapatation of Lee Child’s bestselling novel series, reports Deadline. The films stars Cruise as “Jack Reacher, the retired military policeman who wanders the country with only his passport, bankbook, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. He finds his way into scrapes, taking the side of the underdog.” One Shot focuses on an investigation in which a lone gunman murders five victims before being captured, before discovering that it’s more than a simple open-and-shutRead More
It-Girl of the moment Brit Marling decided to keep “Company” with Robert Redford and in the process has left open the high profile female lead opposite Tom Cruise in thriller “One Shot”, which Marling could not fit into her busy schedule. THR now reports actresses including Hayley Atwell, Rosamund Pike and Alexa Davalos are vying for the role of a defense lawyer in the film based on the Lee Childs series of books revolving around anti-hero Jack Reacher. All actresses in the running tested for the role yesterday. Cruise willRead More