Archive for the 'Casting' Category

29
Jan
11

Mia Wasikowska Joins Stoker

Deadline reports that Mia Wasikowska has joined director Park Chan-wook’s Stoker. The story centers on a moody teenager whose mysterious uncle comes back into her family’s lives after the death of her father.

Originally Jodie Foster and Carey Mulligan were casted in the film but both have left the project. There is no word on who play the older woman and the mysterious uncle.

The script is written by Wentworth Miller, star of the TV series Prison Break.

 

28
Jan
11

Saoirse Ronan Joins The Hobbit

ComingSoon reports that Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast of The HobbitComingSoon spoke to casting director of  Ros Hubbard The Hobbit and he says:

Saoirse’s family will go too, everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs.

Ronan starred in Peter Jackson’s last film The Lovely Bones. Ronan will play Itaril, a woodland Elf from the Silvan Elves. It’s really good casting, she looks the part of an Elf from Middle Earth. As this film shapes up I’m really looking forward to it.

 

 

28
Jan
11

Trailer For Peep World Starring Michael C Hall

IFC Films released the official trailer for Peep World. Peep World is about a dysfunctional family whose lives are ruined when one the siblings writes a novel that exposes all of their secrets.

The cast features Michael C Hall (Dexter), Sarah SilvermanKate MaraRainn WilsonJudy GreerBen SchwartzTaraji Henson and Ron Rifkin as the father of this dysfunctional family.

Peep World is s directed by Barry W. Blaustein.


Based on the trailer this move looks like a fun, quirky comedy and I will be checking it out when it hit theaters on March 25th. The film will also havea VOD debut on February 9th.

SOURCE: Yahoo

28
Jan
11

Benjamin Walker Will Play Abe Lincoln

Deadline reports that Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Walker will play Abraham Lincoln and will hunt vampires.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters in June of 2012.

28
Jan
11

Poster Premiere For Max Winkler’s Ceremony

The first poster for Max Winkler’s (son of Henry Winkler) first film Ceremony has hit the internet.

The film stars Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman. The story is about Angarano’s character thinking he’s older than he really is, rushes to a wedding on Long Island to stop the bride who is older than him from getting married because he thinks he’s in love her.

This is the first feature film from writer/director Max Winkler. The film  hits theaters April 8, 2011 but will be available on VOD on March 4th.

SOURCE: Moviefone

28
Jan
11

Emile Hirsch Casted In The Motel

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans producers Alan and Gabriel Polsky are gearing up to produce an adaptation of Willy Vlautin‘s novel The Motel Life. Emile Hirsch is the first actor to be casted and will play one of two brothers who run from their Reno motel after a hit and run accident.

No other actors are currently involved and the film does not yet have a writer or director.

The official synopsis of the novel sounds interesting:

Frank and Jerry Lee Flannigan, who abruptly ditch their Reno motel after Jerry Lee drunkenly kills a boy on a bicycle in a hit-and-run. The two are case studies in hard luck: their mother died when they were 14 and 16, respectively; their father is an ex-con deadbeat; neither finished high school. Frank has had just one girlfriend, motel neighbor Annie, whose mother is an abusive prostitute. An innocent simpleton, Jerry Lee is left feeling suicidal after the accident, despite his younger brother’s efforts to console him: “It was real quiet, the way he cried,” says Frank, “like he was whimpering.” On returning to Reno, an eventual reckoning awaits them. Vlautin’s coiled, poetically matter-of-fact prose calls to mind S.E. Hinton—a writer well-acquainted with male misfit protagonists seeking redemption, no matter how destructive.

SOURCE:Variety

28
Jan
11

Judi Dench Returning As M For Bond 23

Not a surprise but very welcomed news that Dame Judi Dench is returning to the James Bond series as M for Sam Mendes’ untitled Bond 23.

Dench says:

Of course, I’m looking forward hugely to working with Daniel [Craig] again and with Sam [Mendes] who I’ve only ever worked with in the theatre. So that’ll be all good fun to do! I’m so glad it’s coming back, it’s wonderful.

Bond 23 marks Judi Dench’s 7th time playing the character.

SOURCE: MI6