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April 10, 2014 UPDATE: Our scoop has been confirmed by The Wrap and Moretz is in final negotiations. Meet your new Cassie, “5th Wave” fans! The next potential YA franchise may have zeroed in on its leading lady. We have learned that Sony and director J Blakeson have offered the lead role of Cassie Sullivan in “The 5th Wave” to Chloe Moretz. The Rick Yancey book on which the film is based takes place in the wake of an alien invasion that wipes out nearly the entire human population. CassieRead More
Ever since relative unknown Chadwick Boseman broke out playing Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” the possibility of him donning a superhero costume has been an open ended question, mostly because that’s just what rising stars do these days – leverage a smaller breakout role into headlining a major blockbuster. In fact, he was first tipped as a potential “Black Panther” for Marvel nearly a year ago. Well, someone finally decided to ask the man himself about this very possibility. During press rounds for his latest film “Draft Day,” raisedRead More

Posted On March 25, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

John Boyega Sought for ‘Terminator: Genesis’

If John Boyega doesn’t end up getting the lead in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” he may have a pretty solid backup plan already in place. THR reporter Borys Kit tweets that Boyega is being sought for one of the lead roles in Alan Taylor’s reboot “Terminator: Genesis.” The role Boyega is up for is that of Danny Dyson, the son of Miles Dyson, the cybernetics scientist who invented the neural-net processor that eventually becomes Skynet and wipes out humanity. Emilia Clarke is on board as a young Sarah Connor, whileRead More
Looks like things may finally be moving along on Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. Variety reports the script is done, and Trank and the filmmakers will begin testing actors for roles by the end of this month. Mostly, it’s the same list of names we first heard about way back in October, with one new addition: “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden. Variety confirms what’s long been rumored, that Michael B. Jordan is attached to the role of Johnny Storm, and he will be testing with the other actors toRead More
To say “Breaking Bad” was a great launching pad for Aaron Paul’s career is probably the understatement of the century. Now, the show may have landed him another amazing gig, according to Ain’t It Cool News. AICN caught up with Paul at Sundance where he is promoting “Hellion” and when the possibility was raised, Paul was more than happy to divulge that he’s had “a lot of meetings” about taking the role of Eddie Dean in Ron Howard’s long-gestating, ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series of novels.Read More
Oh, the “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumor mill is far from done churning out even more intriguing possibilities, kids. Now THR jumps in with a couple of bombshells of their own as an addendum to yesterday’s report that Jesse Plemons is a serious contender for one of the lead roles. According to the trade, JJ Abrams met with Michael Fassbender last month about taking a role, and “Girls” breakout star Adam Driver is also being eyed for a role, though presumably a different one. It seems like Driver and PlemonsRead More
Now that they have their Sarah Connor and John Connor, director Alan Taylor and the filmmakers behind reboot “Terminator: Genesis” are on the search for their Kyle Reese to join Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke in the film. Variety reports a plethora of relatively unknown young actors are up for the role, with Jai Courtney, Boyd Holbrook, Wilson Bethel, Sam Reid and Tom Cocquerel among the actors going in to test on Monday. The film, which will also have a TV series tie-in, will feature a young Sarah Connor (indeed,Read More
Sacha Baron Cohen and Daniel Radcliffe are out, and Ben Whishaw may be in for the long-gestating untitled biopic on rocker Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen. The surviving members of the band have been active in the film’s development, and have been meeting with director Dexter Fletcher about taking the reigns next year. The film, which will be allowed to use the band’s music, will follow Mercury as he forms Queen with fellow founding members Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor, culminatingRead More
After testing several actresses for the role, director Alan Taylor is looking closely at either Emilia Clarke or Brie Larson to take the Sarah Connor role in “Terminator 5,” the reboot of the successful futuristic sci-fi franchise, according to Deadline. The trade further reports Clarke appears to have the edge for the role at the moment, and it’s probably due in no small part to having previously worked with Taylor on “Game of Thrones,” on which she’s played Daenerys Targaryen for four seasons now. Before proving himself on “Thor: TheRead More
It was probably only a matter of time until film producers started paying attention to “Orphan Black”‘s breakout star, and now Tatiana Maslany is indeed up for a major role on the big screen. THR reports Maslany recently tested for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator 5,” another reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise. “Thor: The Dark World” director Alan Taylor is taking the reigns of this one, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in returning, but the three leads are expected to be young, with BrieRead More