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James Landry Hébert
Let’s get this straight. “The Tomorrow People” already have Jedikiah and now The Founder hot on their trails, but soon, per TVGuide, James Landry Hébert will be joining the series as a powerful new baddie who can teleport and read minds. Sounds like staying alive is about to get a lot harder. Known as The Wraith, which means ghost or shadow and can’t be anything good, he’ll not only push the Tomorrow People’s powers to the max as they try escape his murderous clutches, but also make them wonder what exactly makes oneRead More
“X-Men” star Lucas Till and “Super 8″‘s Joel Courtney, along with 80s teen icon Ally Sheedy, have been cast in indie teen drama “Sins of Our Youth”, according to Deadline. Character details are vague, but the film follows four teenage boys who accidentally kill a younger boy while shooting off rifles. When they try to cover up the crime, things get even worse for them. Gary Entin is directing the film from a script by his brother Edmund Entin. Filming is scheduled to begin this week in and around LosRead More
Mint! Indie coming of age drama “The Measure of a Man” has found its lead in 14-year-old Riley Griffiths, who played one of the scene-stealing youths in JJ Abrams’ alien invasion actioner “Super 8″ in 2011. Furthermore, Deadline reports, “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks has also joined the cast as Griffith’s character’s mother. Terry Loane will direct the adaptation based on the novel “One Fat Summer” by Robert Lipsyte. “Measure of a Man” follows Bobby Marks (Griffiths), a chubby and often bullied teenager, who finds spending the summer at aRead More
Elle Fanning will star in the big screen adaptation of Kevin Henkes’ award-winning Young Adult novel “Olive’s Ocean”, according to Deadline. Producers behind the still in development project has just set Christina Hammonds Reed to adapt the screenplay. Fanning will play Martha, a normal 12 year old girl who gets her first real taste of growing up when she’s handed a page out of the journal of a classmate recently killed in a car accident. Olive wanted to be a writer, just like Martha and also thought of Martha asRead More
At only 13 years old, Elle Fanning has already tackled comedy, drama, horror and action on the big screen, and now it looks like she’ll give musicals a try. Variety reports the younger Fanning sister – move over, Dakota – is in negotiations to star in musical “God Help the Girl”, the passion project of Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of indie folk band Belle and Sebastian. Additionally, British rising star Olly Alexander is joining the cast as well. Both young thesps were cast after an extensive international search that spannedRead More
Well, Hollywood is so not over fairy tales yet (even though audiences may be), and today, a big piece of casting news on one of the more high profile fairy tale adaptations. Angelina Jolie has long been attached to play the titular evil queen in Disney’s “Malificent” and now Twitch Film reports young rising star Elle Fanning is in talks to play the princess she terrorizes. That would be Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty. At one point a directing vehicle for Tim Burton, it will now be helmed by RobertRead More
Seriously, this movie just gets better and better. With Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow behind the camera and a cast that already included Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez, the latest bit of news feels like an answer to the question “What do you give the movie that already has everything?” How about a little dash of Coach Taylor? Deadline reports “Friday Night Lights” star Kyle Chandler is the latest to join the cast on the topical untitled Navy SEALs thriller previously titled “Kill Bin Laden.”Read More
One of our favorite TV shows “Friday Night Lights” recently finished after five brilliant seasons, and ended on a high note – Kyle Chandler finally won a much deserved Best Actor Emmy for his beloved role as Coach Eric Taylor. But, as we discussed on our podcast two weeks ago, it can sometimes be hard for TV actors to move into films. For Chandler, the transition is proving easy, as the actor has now lined up a role in Allen Hughes’ “Broken City.” Starring alongside Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe,Read More
Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivolo have signed on for indie drama “Bomb”, according to Deadline. Sally Potter wrote the screenplay and will direct the film set in the tumultuous 1960s. Fanning plays a rebellious teenager “who wants to save the world from nuclear annihilation, but as the cold war meets the sexual revolution, it’s her family that threatens to explode.” Nivolo will be a charismatic writer in London who has an affair with his daughter’s best friend, straining their relationship. It’s unclear if Fanning is his daughter, her friend, orRead More
Looks like the folks over at the Hollywood Awards love up and comers as much as we do. Already giving awards to Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Breakthrough Actor), Jessica Chastain (Breakthrough Actress) and Felicity Jones (New Hollywood), the annual ceremony will also honor Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo of “The Artist”, Elle Fanning of “Super 8″, Amber Heard of “The Rum Diary”, Anton Yelchin of “Like Crazy”, Andrea Riseborough of “W.E.” and Shailene Woodley of “The Descendents” with the Hollywood Spotlight Award, intended to highlight promising up and coming actors who gaveRead More