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Posted On September 4, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

“Poltergeist” Remake Haunts Nicholas Braun

Rising comedic actor Nicholas Braun is the latest to join the remake of horror classic “Poltergeist”, according to The Wrap. Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell play the leads in the new film, with Jared Harris and Kyle Catlett in supporting roles. Tobe Hooper directed the 1982 original which saw a family terrorized by a ghostly presence in their home, culminating in the kidnapping of their daughter. Considered one of the best films released that year and a classic of the horror genre, the film spawned two less successful sequels. TheRead More
Emmy Rossum has herself a little brother in Kyle Gallner. Variety reports the “Nightmare on Elm Street” star is set to join the cast of Warner Bros adaptation of paranormal teen romance “Beautiful Creatures”, based on the best-selling series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Newcomers Alden Ehrenreich (who replaced Jack O’Connell) and Alice Englert play the star-crossed lovers and are rounded out by a cast that also includes “Project X” star Thomas Mann, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. In the Richard LaGravenese adapted and directedRead More
Dylan Kidd’s recession era coming of age comedy “Get a Job” has rounded out its impressive cast of young rising stars with Nicholas Braun, “Community”‘s Alison Brie and Brandon T. Jackson in supporting roles, it was announced today via press release. Miles Teller stars alongside Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Teller plays a recent college graduate who must readjust his goals after having trouble landing his dream job in this tough economic climate. Braun, Jackson and Mintz-Plasse play his three best friends (Charlie, Ethan and Luke) who areRead More
Michael Angarano sure has a thing for older women. After his charming but misguided wooing of Uma Thurman in Max Winkler’s “Ceremony”, the quirky indie actor now has his sights set on Julianne Moore. According to Variety, Angarano has booked the romantic lead in “The English Teacher”, which sees Moore in the title role and also co-stars Nathan Lane. Craig Zisk directs the film about a small town high school teacher whose world is turned upside down by the return of a former student, whose journey to New York toRead More
Nicholas Braun seems to have a knack for joining ragtag teams of misfits. The star of Kevin Smith’s “Red State” and Disney’s “Prom” has signed on to be part of Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn’s “Neighborhood Watch”, reports Variety. Directed by the Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer, the film follows a group of bored suburban dwellers who form a neighborhood watch group and stumble upon an alien invasion plot. Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt are also part of the comedic cast. Braun hit it off with Smith on “Red State” andRead More
Today is the official first day of the annual Sundance Film Festival, so we are just around the corner from discovering some of the year’s best indie features and tomorrow’s breakout stars. Two years ago, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique broke out in a big way in “Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire”, riding buzz all the way to the Oscars, and who could forget last year, when “Winter’s Bone” premiered in Park City and people haven’t stopped talking about Jennifer Lawrence since? There are sure to be some surprisesRead More

Posted On December 23, 2010By Linda GeIn Videos

Watch: First “Red State” teaser trailer

Kevin Smith has been spoiling his fans with glimpses of his first horror film, “Red State”, for weeks, and today, the first real look at the film in action in the form of a teaser trailer. A creepy, quiet sermon set against quick cuts of chaos and horror – gunfire, screaming, is that a kid locked in a cage? – Smith packs in a lot of information but doesn’t reveal much at all, the perfect recipe to get people engaged and interested in the March 2011 release. Here’s what weRead More
Kevin Smith continues to auction off the exclusive first look rights to character posters from upcoming political thriller “Red State”, and today “The Sons” debuts thanks to a donation of $1,700 from Pussy Eating Club to The Kenny Gordon Foundation, which supports various charitable causes in memory of the late Kenny Gordon. Previously Smith revealed the first “Red State” poster featuring Kerry Bishe as “The Virgin” benefiting The Wayne Foundation. The film is headed to Sundance next month. “The Sons” feature a trio of up and coming younger actors: MichaelRead More
The first poster from Kevin Smith’s political horror film “Red State” has been revealed, and the filmmaker would like to spread the word that its release was in response to a generous donation of $1,000 in only 30 minutes from fans to The Wayne Foundation, aimed to “crack down on scumbag kid-fuckers”. Please do visit their website to find out more about this worthy cause and how you can help. Props to Smith and the fans who donated on the clever philanthropy mission. The poster shows Kerry Bishé as Cheyenne,Read More

Posted On December 2, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Nicholas Braun to “Hit Somebody” for Kevin Smith

Director Kevin Smith has set little-known actor Nicholas Braun to play the lead role in his hockey comedy, “Hit Somebody”, according to Collider, who heard the news from Smith himself via his Smodcast podcast. The film is based the song of the same name by Warren Zevon, and is about about a young hockey player who isn’t very good at handling the puck, but is exceedingly talented at beating people up. Smith hopes to shoot next summer. Braun worked with Smith in his recently completed “Red State”, which is headedRead More