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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has nabbed two stars of the upcoming “Pan” for his next film. According to Variety Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackson are set to star in “Collateral Beauty.” The film is set in a New York advertising agency and follows a man as he spirals into depression, which is the result of a severe tragedy. The original screenplay was written by Allan Loeb. Gomez-Rejon is coming off the very successful Sundance film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” The film won both the audience award and grad prize at the festivalRead More

Posted On April 7, 2015By Linda GeIn Casting

Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’

The Weinstein Company have added Rooney Mara to star with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in their true-life tale “Lion,” according to THR. Based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, the film follows Brierley as a young boy who got on the wrong train in his native country India and ultimately ended up thousands of miles away. He’s adopted by an Australian couple, but eventually finds his way home with a little help from Google Earth. Filming is currently underway and will soon move to AustraliaRead More
Lucasfilm is going big on the casting front for their first standalone film. Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones are in contention for the female lead in the first upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of the characters and plot for the upcoming film are being kept under wraps. Maslany has already tested for the role with Mara expected to soon. Jones is being sought for the role, but scheduling conflicts may keep her out of the running. Currently there are two standaloneRead More
The world of Joe Wright’s “Pan” has been unveiled in the first trailer for his reinterpretation of JM Barrie’s clasic children’s novel. Wright has imagined a totally different origin story for the boy who never grew up. He’s an orphan, as played by newcomer Levi Miller, in World War II, abandoned by his mother (Amanda Seyfried) for mysterious reasons. One night, Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and his gang kidnap him, along with hundreds of other little boys, and take them to Neverland. There, he makes friends with James Hook (Garrett Hedlund)Read More
Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn have been set to star in indie drama “Blackbird,” which will mark the screen directorial debut of theater director Benedict Andrews. “Blackbird” is about two people whose lives are turned upside down when they reunite years after an affair. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office, and they are forced to revisit their relationship. Ray has made a new life for himself. Una is looking for answers. What follows in this emotional thriller is an unflinching excavation of damagedRead More

Posted On September 12, 2014By Layla HedgesIn Casting

Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara to Star in Musical ‘Ziggy’

Actors Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are set to get musical in the upcoming period picture “Ziggy”. The directorial debut of Baz Luhrmann protégé Diesel Schwarze, “Ziggy” follows the rise and fall of a hunchback escape artist (DeHaan) who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s. He falls in love with a woman (Mara) who happens to be the fiancée of a powerful media mogul. The unique project is ambitious, with producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid on board to develop original contemporary music forRead More
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Theo James and Eric Bana are the latest additions to the cast of Jim Sheridan’s “The Secret Scripture,” according to Variety. Based on the 2008 novel by Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture” follows Roseanne McNulty, an elderly woman who has spent over 60 years of her life living in asylums in Ireland. Vanessa Redgrave will play the older Roseanne, while Rooney Mara (who replaced Jessica Chastain) is set to play the younger version of the character. James is boarding the film as a local Catholic priest, while Bana has signedRead More
Rooney Mara has joined the cast of Jim Sheridan‘s anticipated drama “The Secret Scripture”. She is replacing previously cast Jessica Chastain, who presumably was forced to drop out due to scheduling reasons, and joins recently cast Jack Reynor in the film. Based on the book by Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture” follows Roseanne McNulty, a 100 year old woman, the diary she keeps of her very extended stay at a mental hospital and the relationship she has with her psychiatrist. Vanessa Redgrave portrays the older Roseanne while Mara will beRead More
Rooney Mara Trash
The first Brazilian trailer has debuted for Stephen Daldry‘s “Trash,” a Richard Curtis-scripted adaptation of the 2011 novel by Andy Mulligan. “Trash” follows three boys — played by newcomers Rickson Tevez as Raphael, Eduardo Luis as Gardo and Gabriel Weinstein as Rato — who make a living by picking through garbage in an unnamed Third World country. One day, Raphael finds a leather bag, the contents of which are so important that the city police offer a reward for its return. Instead, the boys decide to keep their new discovery,Read More
Rooney Mara is taking the next step in her rising career, and will try her hand at producing. She is joining forces with AnnaPurna Pictures and super producer Megan Ellison to produce as a starring vehicle for herself the Somalia kidnap drama “A House in the Sky.” The film will be based on Amanda Lindhout’s own experience being kidnapped by a Somali terrorist group in 2008, as detailed in her memoir of the same name, “A House in the Sky.” Lindhout had been in Somalia for 4 days before beingRead More