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Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and Nelly Join Buddy Holly Biopic ‘Clear Lake’

Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and hip-hop star Nelly are the latest to join the cast of Clear Lake, the upcoming biopic about the iconic 1950s musician Buddy Holly. Variety reports that Hanks, Guerrero, and Nelly have been added to the Clear Lake cast, joining Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor, who has been cast as the legendary musician. The film, directed by Bruce Beresford, will tell the story of how Holly and other musicians in the late 1950s “gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll.” Hanks, best known for...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Tesla, Elton John, Bruce Beresford, Diane Guerrero, Musical, True Story, Bmg, Raleigh, Holly, Richardson, Easley

Anthony Mackie to Star in and Produce New Netflix Thriller ‘The Ogun’

Anthony Mackie is continuing his streak of being the busiest streaming star, doing the rounds at Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, and now Netflix again with a new thriller feature film The Ogun. Mackie is set to star in and produce the thriller, written by former stuntman-turned-action screenwriter Madison Turner, which follows a man as he brings his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for her rare genetic condition, where she is kidnapped. Mackie has signed on to star in and produce the ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Casting, Nigeria, Disney, Netflix, Thriller, Amy Adams, Rhodes, Mosul, Ogun, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Mandalay Pictures, Jason Michael Berman, Madison Turner

Pete Davidson Wants to Live Again in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Charity Table Read with All-Star Cast

It’s A Wonderful Life is a classic that families watch together during the holiday season, especially on Christmas Eve when NBC airs it every year. But this year, Frank Capra‘s beloved 1946 film will get a bit of a makeover courtesy of a charity table read put together for The Ed Asner Family Center, which promotes mental health and enrichment programs to special needs children and their families. Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has been tapped to take the lead role of George Bail...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Drama, Casting, Events, Ellie Kemper, Staten Island, It's A Wonderful Life, Frank Capra, Pete Davidson, Remakes, Michael Shannon, Maude, Mary, George, Pete

‘Search Party’ Season 4 First Look Photos Reveals Guest Stars Susan Sarandon, Busy Philipps, and More

Cult hit comedy-thriller series Search Party has found a comfy home at HBO Max, where it aired its third season after two seasons on TBS. The series stars Alia Shawkat as the leader of a group of hip millennials who get involved in various mysteries, with increasingly insane stakes. And HBO Max seems to be pulling out all the stops for Search Party season 4, which goes big with the storytelling and the guest stars, including the likes of Susan Sarandon, Busy Philipps, and Ann Dowd. See these st...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Thriller, Search Party, Susan-Sarandon, Portia, Alia Shawkat, Ann Dowd, Dory, Wilma, Lillias White, Busy Philipps, John Reynolds

‘The Adam Project’: Time Travel Movie Adds Mark Ruffalo as Ryan Reynolds’ Dad, Catherine Keener as Villain

Ryan Reynolds is about to meet his maker in a new sci-fi adventure time travel movie called The Adam Project. Shawn Levy, the filmmaker behind Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise, has hired Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Zodiac) to play Reynolds’ character’s father, and Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as the film’s villain. There are a couple other additions to The Adam Project cast as well. Read on to learn who they are and who they’ll be playing. The Adam P...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Levy, Deadpool, Jennifer Garner, Ryan-Reynolds, Mark-Ruffalo, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zoe Saldana, Vancouver British Columbia, Reynolds, Ruffalo, Catherine-Keener

David Fincher Originally Wanted to Cast Kevin Spacey and Jodie Foster in ‘Mank’ in the ’90s

David Fincher is notorious for having a very particular way of doing things. It’s gotten the filmmaker in the headlines a couple times: Oh, Gary Oldman had to do 100 takes; oh, production shut down because of Ben Affleck’s hat. But every now and then, one of those tics will prevent Fincher’s project from ever getting off the ground. See: the upcoming Mank, which had been a longtime passion project for Fincher, with a development history reaching back to the ’90s. Fincher’s father Jack wrote the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Ben Affleck, Netflix, Kevin-Spacey, Jack, Gary Oldman, Central America, David-Fincher, Jodie-Foster, Foster, Polygram, Spacey, OLDMAN

Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, and David Oyelowo to Star in a Murder Mystery

Cinematic murder mysteries are back in style, and Searchlight Pictures has a new one coming up that we’re very excited about. Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit, Seven Psychopaths), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women), and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) have signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery set in the 1950s, with Rockwell and Ronan playing partners trying to solve the crime. Deadline reports the news about the new Sam Rockwell murder mystery, pointing out that Rockwell will be ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Casting, Bbc, Netflix, Thriller, Fox Searchlight, David Oyelowo, Agatha Christie, Todd Margaret, Oyelowo, Sam-Rockwell, Ronan, Rockwell, Mystery/Suspense

Universal Monster Comedy Will Reunite Channing Tatum With Phil Lord & Chris Miller

The Universal monster revival continues. After failing miserably with the interconnected Dark Universe, Universal has bounced back with The Invisible Man and plans for future standalone films. The latest entry is an untitled Unititled Monster Project being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Details are vague for the moment, but we do know that the film will reunite Lord and Miller with 21 Jump Street Star Channing Tatum. Deadline has the scoop on the Untitled Monster Comedy coming from...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Channing-Tatum, Magic Mike, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Bill Condon, Miller, Abbott

‘Black Panther 2’ Will Start Filming in July 2021, Adds ‘Narco: Mexico’ Actor to Cast

In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman‘s surprising and tragic death, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would put the planned Black Panther 2 on the back burner while they grieved and figured out the best way to move forward with the sequel to the billion dollar hit. But apparently they’ve already figured things out – or at least to such a degree that a production start date has already been set. A new report says that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in Jul...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Mexico, Atlanta, Carrie Fisher, Netflix, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios, Leia, Cary Fukunaga, Chadwick Boseman, Skywalker, Huerta, Challa

‘Bullet Train’ Keeps Getting More Crowded, as Logan Lerman Joins Star-Studded Action Thriller

David Leitch’s Bullet Train may not run on ordinary fuel – it may run on star power. After all, the Brad Pitt-led action thriller is starting to be pretty jam-packed with stars. Hunters star Logan Lerman is the latest actor to join the star-studded cast which already includes Pitt, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, and Lady Gaga. It makes you wonder how big this train is actually going to be. Deadline reports that Logan Lerman is set to join the cast of Bullet Train, the action thrill...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Brad-Pitt, Sony Pictures, Darren Aronofsky, Bullet Train, Gaga, Joey King, David Ayer, Pitt, Crowe, Yuma

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Announces New Cast Members, Including ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Star Robert Englund

The kids of Hawkins, Indiana are about to meet a new nightmare in Stranger Things season 4. Netflix announced new cast members for Stranger Things 4, the upcoming fourth installment of the streamer’s flagship sci-fi horror series, and it includes none other than Freddy Krueger himself. Robert Englund, the star of Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise, is joining the Stranger Things 4 cast alongside a slew of newcomers, including new series regulars Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mort...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Eddie, Peter, Hawkins, Yuri, Freddy Krueger, Englund, Brett Gelman, Wes Craven, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert-Englund, Stranger Things

Awkwafina Joins Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris in Apple TV+ Drama Film ‘Swan Song’

Awkwafina is one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars, capping off a stellar two years in both blockbusters and indie dramas with a Golden Globe win for her tremendous performance in 2019’s The Farewell – becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win the award. And it’s only looking brighter for her, as she is set to appear in a Marvel movie, a Disney movie, and now, an intriguing new movie for Apple TV+ that reunites Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Awkwafina is set to ...
Tags: AppleTV, Casting, Drama, Awkwafina, Mahershala Ali, Naomie-Harris, Swan Song

‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Series Officially Makes Gren Nonbinary

In the Cowboy Bebop anime, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, nicknamed Gren, was always a character for whom gender was…let’s say, fluid. Basically — in a very anime twist on things — an experimental drug causes Gren to grow breasts. Despite the strangeness of Gren’s origins, the character would become informally recognized as an LGBTQ icon in anime. And the Netflix live-action series is taking it one step further: officially making the live-action Gren a nonbinary character. Netflix revealed...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Park, Netflix, Anime, Mars, ISSP, Remakes, Ana, Mao, Bowie, John Cho, Jeff Pinkner, White Tigers, Ragnarok

Lady Gaga Climbs Aboard ‘Bullet Train’, Adding Even More Star Power to the Assassin Thriller

Lady Gaga, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song with “Shallow” from A Star is Born a couple of years ago, has found her follow-up project. She’s the latest performer to hop on board Sony’s Bullet Train, an assassin thriller that’s set to be directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) with Brad Pitt in the lead role. Collider reports that Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta) has officially signed on to appear in Bullet Train, although there are no details about which role she ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Thriller, Bradley Cooper, Adaptation, Sony, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Sin City, Michael Shannon, Bullet Train, Gaga, Joey King, Don

‘Colin in Black and White’ Adds Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman as Colin Kaepernick’s Adoptive Parents

Colin in Black and White, the upcoming Netflix limited series about the adolescent life of activist Colin Kaepernick, has added two new cast members: Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman. Parker and Offerman will play Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, the adoptive parents of Colin Kaepernick, who “must navigate what it means to raise a Black child in a predominantly white family and community.” Ava DuVernay will serve as executive producer along with Kaepernick. Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerma...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Colin Kaepernick, America, Netflix, Nick Offerman, Ava Duvernay, True Story, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick, Teresa, DuVernay, Offerman

Star-Studded Assassin Movie ‘Bullet Train’ Adds Michael Shannon to the Ensemble

Sony’s Bullet Train cast continues to lure in some interesting performers, and it’s just snagged the most fascinating one yet: Michael Shannon, who specializes in playing taciturn cinematic weirdos, is now officially on board. David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) is directing the new action film, which is based on a graphic novel about multiple assassins boarding the same train and conflicts arising at high speed.  Deadline reports that Shannon (Knives Out, Man of Steel, Take ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Atlanta, Adaptation, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Shannon, Bullet Train, Pitt, Shannon, Leitch, Antoine Fuqua, Cinemax

‘The Stand’: Ezra Miller is Playing Trashcan Man in the Stephen King Miniseries

Here’s a surprise: you know that upcoming miniseries adaptation of The Stand? The one that premieres next month? Well, it turns out that Ezra Miller has a part in it, and it’s been kept a secret all this time. Miller is playing The Trashcan Man, a schizophrenic pyromaniac who is drawn towards Randall Flagg, the evil supernatural figure who rises up in the wake of an apocalyptic plague. Matt Frewer played the character in the 1994 miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel. EW broke the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Stephen-King, Adaptation, Cbs, Las Vegas, Marilyn Manson, Cbs All Access, Miller, Ezra Miller, Manson, Cavell, Randall Flagg, Erza, The Stand

‘The Adam Project’: Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana Join Cast Alongside Ryan Reynolds

The Adam Project, a time travel movie that reunites Ryan Reynolds with Free Guy director Shawn Levy, has added two new cast members. Jennifer Garner is set to play Reynolds’ mother (before you do a double-take on that remember that this is a time travel movie, with the main character going back in time), while Zoe Saldana is set to play Reynolds’ character’s wife. THR is reporting that Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana have joined Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project cast. In the movie, Reynolds ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Netflix, Cruise, Levy, Jennifer-Garner, Tom Cruise, Ryan-Reynolds, Zoe-Saldana, Blake, Adam, Reynolds, Tony Stark, Saldana, Nowlin, Shawn-Levy

‘Dial M For Murder’ TV Show Being Developed as Anthology Series, May Star Alicia Vikander

I once suggested that Hollywood should remake Dial M For Murder, playwright Frederick Knott’s dynamite stage play which was famously adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Three years later, my suggestion is finally being heeded: a remake is being developed for television, with Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander executive producing and potentially starring in the project. Deadline reports that Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in 2016’s The Danish Girl, is set to exe...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Thriller, Adaptation, Alfred Hitchcock, MGM, Alicia Vikander, Martin Scorsese, Grace Kelly, Terence Winter, Frederick Knott, Vikander, Hitchcock

‘Bullet Train’ Will Reunite ‘Deadpool 2’ Star Zazie Beetz with Brad Pitt

A couple years ago, Deadpool 2 featured a literal blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role for Brad Pitt as an invisible member of the mercenary squad known as X-Force. That was enough to skyrocket the actor to fame and land him an Oscar-winning role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Before that, no one knew who he was. But Pitt is now a huge star, and he’ll be reuniting with one of his Deadpool co-stars for his next movie. Bullet Train is a new action thriller at Sony Pictures from Ho...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino, Marvel Comics, Bullet Train, Pitt, Leitch, Orient Express, John Wick

James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Has Recruited Sylvester Stallone, But Who Is He Playing?

The Suicide Squad completed production back in February, and now director James Gunn is hard at work on post-production to finish the film for release in August 2021. But that hasn’t stopped the movie from picking up a new cast member. Sylvester Stallone has officially joined the cast of The Suicide Squad, and there’s a chance we know who he’s playing. Director James Gunn confirmed the Sylvester Stallone’s involvement on social media by posting this on Instagram: In the caption accompanying...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Instagram, Casting, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester-Stallone, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Pete Davidson, John Cena, Stallone, Jai Courtney

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Series Moves From Hulu to Disney+ with Tony Hale in Lead Role

Tony Hale has found his next leading role. The Arrested Development and Veep actor will star in The Mysterious Benedict Society, a live-action television adaptation of author Trenton Lee Stewart’s bestselling books which follow a group of orphans who go undercover at a boarding school. The series was originally developed at Hulu, but has since shifted to another platform under the Disney umbrella: according to a new press release, the show will air on Disney+ next year. Get more details below. ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Disney, Karen, Teen, Adaptation, Hulu, Swimmer, Hay, Jamie, Stewart, Phil, Matt, Institute, Benedict, Manfredi

‘The Guilty’ Remake Cast Grows, Adding Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, and More

Antoine Fuqua is directing a remake of the Danish thriller The Guilty for Netflix with Jake Gyllenhaal set to star. So far, so good. But now a surprisingly large cast has been added around Gyllenhaal, including Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, and more. And that’s where things grow slightly confusing. To be clear: these are all good actors, but their addition here suggests that The Guilty remake is going to be very different than the original. Because the original film is ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Netflix, Jake-Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Remakes, Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Antoine Fuqua, Bill Burr, Beau Knapp, Paul-Dano, Adrian Martinez, Peter-Sarsgaard, Byron Bowers, David Castañeda

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Cast: Chris Pratt to Return as Star-Lord

Chris Pratt, the internet’s current least favorite Chris, is joining the much more beloved Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder. Pratt’s Star-Lord/Peter Quill will appear in the Taika Waititi sequel, which makes sense since Avengers: Endgame concluded with Thor jetting off with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That said, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have an official release date yet, so it’s not exactly clear how all of this lines up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. The ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Christian-Bale, Chris-Hemsworth, Thor, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Valkyrie, Natalie-Portman, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Chris, Thunder

‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’: Danai Gurira to Play the Groundbreaking 1972 Presidential Hopeful

Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) is set to star in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, a movie about the United States of America’s first Black congresswoman who went on to make history yet again by running for president in 1972. Variety reports that Gurira, who appeared in last year’s Avengers: Endgame and is rumored to show up in Legendary’s giant monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong next year, will play Shirley Chisholm, taking over in a role that was once earmarked for Viola Davis (Fe...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Danai Gurira, Casting, America, United States, Davis, True Story, Black, Kamala Harris, Political, United States of America, Variety, Kong, Amazon Studios

Michael Bay WIll Direct ‘Speed’-Like Action Movie ‘Ambulance’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal wants in on some Bayhem so he’s in talks to star in Ambulance, the latest from Michael Bay. The script for the film, penned by Chris Fedak, has actually been kicking around for a while. At one point, Big Bad Wolves directors Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales were attached to helm. But now, Bay has ahold of it. While the latest news about Gyllenhaal possibly joining the cast says that the plot is under wraps, previous reports reveal that Fedak’s script is a remake of the 2005 Dan...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Michael-Bay, Afghanistan, Jake-Gyllenhaal, Ambulance, Bay, Gyllenhaal, Action/Adventure, Bayhem, Chris Fedak, Fedak, Navot Papushado Aharon Keshales

‘Halo’ TV Series Recasts Cortana, Hires Original Voice Actress from the Games

Assuming Showtime’s television adaptation of Halo ever actually makes it to the small screen (and considering this property’s rocky path through Hollywood, that is not a guarantee), the show will be porting over one of the game’s most famous voices into the world of the series. Halo has hired a new – um, old – well, not old, but a prior – Cortana actress during a recent recasting session. Get the details below. According to IGN, actress Jen Taylor, who has lent her velvety voice to the artifi...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Microsoft, Casting, Cortana, Halo, Showtime, Taylor, Video Game, IGN, Action/Adventure, McElhone, Jen Taylor, Catherine Halsey, Halsey Major Hollywood

‘Damsel’: Millie Bobby Brown Will Fight a Dragon in New Netflix Movie

Millie Bobby Brown is sticking with Netflix. Having just starred in and executive produced the recent Enola Holmes, Brown will now star in and executive produce Damsel, a fantasy flick from 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. The story reportedly has Brown playing a princess who is set to be sacrificed to a dragon. You know, fun stuff for the whole family. Multiple outlets are reporting that Millie Bobby Brown will star in Damsel, a new fantasy film for Netflix. Deadline reports “...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Fantasy, Netflix, Chris Pratt, Brown, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Elodie, Juan-Carlos-Fresnadillo, Fresnadillo, Millie Bobby Brown, Mazeau, Damsel, Enola Holmes, Netflix Deadline, Prince Henry

‘Peacemaker’ Cast: James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Spin-Off Adds Robert Patrick, Danielle Brooks, and More

James Gunn‘s Peacemaker cast just got a little bigger. The writer/director’s forthcoming HBO Max series is a spin-off of his upcoming The Suicide Squad movie, which centers on the title character played by John Cena. Now, Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Jennifer Holland (Brightburn), and Chris Conrad (Patriot) have all been added to the cast. Learn more about their characters below. We already knew that Cena and actor Steve Agee would b...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Dc Comics, Holland, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, John Cena, Brooks, Patrick, Gunn, Cena, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Comic Book/Superhero

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Set to Replace Johnny Depp With Mads Mikkelsen as Grindelwald

Mads Mikkelsen might be the new Gellert Grindelwald. The Hannibal and Rogue One actor is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp as the villain in the upcoming David Yates-directed Fantastic Beasts 3 following Depp’s exit last week. Mikkelsen is reportedly at the top of Yates’ list to play Grindelwald, and could join the currently-shooting Fantastic Beasts sequel soon enough for the film to make its summer 2022 release date. We called it. Mads Mikkelsen is the top actor being considered to rep...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Fantasy, Hungary, Sequels, Harry Potter, Rio De Janeiro, Johnny-Depp, Colin Farrell, Warner Bros, Jude Law, Warner Brothers, Eastern Europe, Fantastic Beasts, J K Rowling, Depp

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