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‘College Republicans’: Logan Lerman and Asa Butterfield Will Play Baby-Faced Karl Rove and Lee Atwater

James Schamus, the former head of Focus Features and writer of films like The Ice Storm and Lust, Caution, has found his next directing project: College Republicans, a script which topped the Black List a decade ago but has taken on new significance thanks to the corruption in the Republican party that’s played out over the past few years. Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) are set to star. College Republicans was a hot property in Hollywood in 2...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, America, James-Schamus, Richard Linklater, Republican, Karl Rove, Jones, Logan, Logan-Lerman, Focus Features, Dano, Lee Atwater, Linklater, Atwater


‘Mrs. March’: Elisabeth Moss Returns to Blumhouse For a Paranoia Thriller

Since breaking out on AMC’s Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss has evolved into one of America’s foremost actors at playing frenzied, harried characters who slowly lose their grip on reality. And as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Moss is set to reunite with Blumhouse, the production company behind this year’s retelling of The Invisible Man, for a new feature film called Mrs. March, a movie adaptation of an upcoming novel which features a female lead who – you guessed it – begins to ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Virginia, Amc, America, United States, Thriller, Adaptation, Upper East Side, Alfred Hitchcock, Elisabeth Moss, Moss, Taika Waititi, Blumhouse, Hitchcock, Mrs March


‘The Crown’ Finds Its Next Prince Philip in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Two Pope’ Star Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, a great actor with a wide list of credits including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Age of Innocence, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the recent The Two Popes, is ready to become royalty for The Crown. Pryce will take over the role of Prince Philip for seasons 5 and 6 of the Netflix drama, succeeding Tobias Menzies and Matt Smith. Each season of The Crown skips ahead years in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and those around her, and as a result, the cast has been replaced multipl...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Brazil, Gillian Anderson, Claire Foy, Caribbean, Elizabeth Ii, Matt Smith, Morgan, Elizabeth, Philip, Pryce, Margaret


Robert Pattinson Had to Sneak Off the ‘Tenet’ Set (And Lie to Christopher Nolan) to Audition for ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman audition story has a twist that even Christopher Nolan couldn’t have dreamed up. Which is funny, because it involves the Tenet and Dark Knight trilogy director himself. It’s awkward for anyone to discretely go to a job interview while you’re doing fine at your current job. But Pattinson turned that awkward experience up to 11 with his The Batman audition story, which involved Tenet, Christopher Nolan, and a very bad lie. In a recent Irish Times interview, Pattin...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Casting, NFL, Robert-Pattinson, Batman, Nolan, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Chris, Reeves, Irish Times, Tenet, Dark Knight, John David, Pattinson


‘The Boys’ Season 2 Casts ‘X-Men’ Alum Shawn Ashmore as Lamplighter, Another Deranged Superhero

Shawn Ashmore is trading ice for fire with his new role in the second season of The Boys. Ashmore is joining The Boys season 2 cast as Lamplighter, an original member of the Seven, the show’s Justice League-esque team of famous, and secretly corrupt, superheroes. The X-Men alum is no stranger to the superhero genre, but he will be playing a character totally opposite to his superhero Iceman, trading ice powers for pyrokinesis. Entertainment Weekly shared the news, and the first look, at Shaw...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Casting, Justice League, Entertainment Weekly, Iceman, Ashmore, Shawn, Mallory, Comic Book/Superhero, Shawn-Ashmore, Pyro, Eric Kripke, The Boys, Vought


‘Three Men and a Baby’ Remake Will Star Zac Efron (But Probably Not as the Baby)

In early 2018, we heard that a Three Men and a Baby remake was in the works at Disney+. Now that movie has found one of its lead actors in a former Disney star: Zac Efron, who broke out thanks to his work in the High School Musical movies, will play one of the titular men in the new version. At least we think that’s who he’s playing. I mean, if they wanted to, the folks at Disney could do some sort of wild digital de-aging and have him play the baby instead. Would that be super weird and remind...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, New York City, Disney, Spock, Beverly Hills, Zac-Efron, Baby, Adam Sandler, Leonard Nimoy, McFarland USA, Remakes, Steve Coogan, Ted Danson, Nimoy


‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series Casts ‘6 Underground’ Actress in Lead Role Opposite Diego Luna

Disney’s Rogue One prequel series cast just grew by one. Adria Arjona, who recently played a key role in Michael Bay’s Netflix film 6 Underground, has been cast as one of the leads in the Disney+ prequel show about the daring exploits of Diego Luna’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character Cassian Andor. Deadline broke the news about Arjona’s casting, but the outlet doesn’t have any details about the character she’ll play in the new show. However, /Film has heard that she might be playing Cas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Death Star, Stephen Schiff, Skywalker, Diego Luna, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tony Gilroy, Action/Adventure, Alan Tudyk, Cassian


‘Everyday Parenting Tips’: Ryan Reynolds to Star in Family Comedy About a Monster-Filled Earth

Paddington franchise director Paul King has found a new family-friendly project to direct. But his new film’s heroes will have to face more than just an angry Nicole Kidman or a conniving Hugh Grant: they’ll come face to face with monsters. King is set to direct Everyday Parenting Tips, a family comedy from Universal which has signed Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) to star and has Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) on board to produce. Get the details below. The Hollywood R...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Paddington, Nicole Kidman, Adaptation, Seth Rogen, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Deadpool, Ryan-Reynolds, Edgar Wright, Miller, Hugh Grant


NBC Wanted Either John Cusack or Hugh Grant to Play ‘Hannibal’ Instead of Mads Mikkelsen

Hannibal is one of the best shows of the 21st century. A daring, strange, artistic blend of horror, lust, and fine dining, the Bryan Fuller series inspired by the books of Thomas Harris was so good that it was almost hard to believe it was a real network show. On top of all that, the series version of Hannibal Lecter, as played memorably by Mads Mikkelsen, became just as striking as Anthony Hopkins’ take on the character. But according to Fuller, Mikkelsen’s take on the cannibal psychiatrist al...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Casting, Brian Cox, Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris, Hannibal, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh-Grant, John-Cusack, Fuller, Bryan Fuller, Mikkelsen, Cusack, Mads Mikkelsen


Amy Adams Reunites with Adam McKay For Netflix Series About a Class Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

Amy Adams and Adam McKay are teaming up again. The actor and director, who previously collaborated on 2006’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and 2018’s Vice, are reuniting for a new limited Netflix series about the largest class action lawsuit in this country’s history. Get the details below. Netflix’s See What’s Next account shared the news from today’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that Adams will star in and executive produce Kings of America, a limited serie...
Tags: Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Casting, America, Walmart, Earth, Netflix, Amy-Adams, Los Angeles Lakers, Adam-McKay, Adams, Don, Jim, McKay, s Television Critics Association


‘Cyrano’: ‘Hanna’ Director Joe Wright to Helm Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and More

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical. Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven, Swallow), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star War...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Disney, Netflix, Connecticut, Stage, Adaptation, National, Musical, Ben Mendelsohn, MGM, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Wright, Bennett


‘Bullet Train’ Cast: ‘The Kissing Booth’ Star Joey King to Play an Assassin Opposite Brad Pitt

Joey King, one of the stars of the Netflix romantic comedy franchise The Kissing Booth, could end up handing out the kiss of death on screen in a new movie. According to a new report, King is in talks to join Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in Bullet Train, an action thriller from Hobbs & Shaw and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch that focuses on a group of assassins who find themselves aboard the same high-speed train. Deadline reports that King, who just starred in Netflix’s The K...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Sony, Brad-Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Hulu, King, Bullet Train, Joey King, Pitt, Leitch, Stine, David Leitch


Paul Thomas Anderson’s Next Move Adds Bradley Cooper

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s still-untitled next film may have just found its first official cast member: Bradley Cooper (The Midnight Meat Train). Cooper is in talks to join Anderson’s movie, a coming-of-age drama set in a high school in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s. Plot details remain very hush-hush, but the project is said to involve multiple storylines like Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Magnolia. No word on who Cooper might play, but I’ll go out on a limb and guess he’s not one of the hig...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Dicaprio, Paul-Thomas-Anderson, MGM, Anderson, Cooper, Toro, DiCaprio, San Fernando Valley, Focus Features, Gullermo


Craig Robinson to Star in Peacock Comedy Series ‘Killing It’ from ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Executive Producers

NBC saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine from cancellation after FOX nixed the cop comedy series, and it’s been going strong over there ever since (though the next season is undergoing some retooling in the wake of recent events). It seems NBCUniversal likes being in business with the show’s executive producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici, because Peacock has picked up a new comedy series Killing It, and Brooknlyn Nine-Nine guest star Craig Robinson will be the lead. Craig Robinson has been appearing i...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Casting, Fox, United States, Bell, Robinson, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Peacock, Punky Brewster, Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson, Damon Wayans Jr


‘Nightbitch’ Will Star Amy Adams as a Woman Who Thinks She is Turning Into a Dog

In what sounds like a joke from 30 Rock, Oscar nominee Amy Adams is set to star in a new movie called Nightbitch at Annapurna Pictures where a new mother is becoming increasingly concerned that she’s transforming into a dog. Yes, this is a totally real movie, and Tracy Jordan is somehow not involved despite his previous work on the dog transformation movie Fat Bitch. Deadline has word on Annapurna Pictures winning the rights to Nightbitch, an adaptation of Rachel Yoder‘s upcoming novel of the...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Thriller, Adaptation, Avon, Amy-Adams, Ron Howard, Adams, Jen, Annapurna Pictures, Tracy Jordan, Sammy Scher, Megan Ellison Sue Naegle, Hillbilly Elegy, Nightbitch


New ‘Scream’ Sequel Will Bring Courteney Cox Back Again as Gale Weathers

Do you like scary movies? Friends star Courteney Cox certainly does, because she has just officially signed on for her fifth Scream movie, once again reprising her role as reporter Gale Weathers. Get more details about Paramount’s relaunch of the horror franchise below. Wes Craven, who directed all four existing Scream films, died in 2015, so Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence are taking over for this new version, which is apparently taking a page ou...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Horror, Sequels, Starz, Paramount Pictures, Scream, Cox, James-Vanderbilt, Arquette, Courteney Cox, Wilmington North Carolina, Kevin Williamson, David Arquette


‘Invasion’: Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller

Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is about to get back in science fiction mode. Emmy winner Ahmed and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) have joined the cast of Invasion, a new sci-fi thriller that’s been acquired by Amazon Studios. Get the details about the upcoming project below.  According to Deadline, Ahmed and Spencer have officially joined the Invasion cast for up-and-coming UK director Michael Pearce, who won a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Di...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, Thriller, BAFTA, Invasion, Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Allegiant, Amazon Studios, Pearce


Daisy Ridley and the Duplass Brothers are Churning Up Some Audio Entertainment for Your Listening Pleasure

Podcasts were already enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity and quality before the pandemic hit. Now in the age of coronavirus, their audiences have grown even more as people are desperate to find new entertainment to keep them occupied while being stuck at home. With podcasts and audio storytelling at large earning more attention from listeners, they’re also drawing in even more big name talent to make them, and the filmmaking duo the Duplass Brothers and Star Wars hero Daisy Ridley...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, London, Movies, Podcasts, Casting, Netflix, Daisy Ridley, Jay Duplass, Islanders, Asperger, Audible, Ridley, Elinor, Mark Duplass, Duplass Brothers


‘Star Trek’ Actor Karl Urban Made a Secret Cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Karl Urban was already part of the new Star Trek franchise created by director J.J. Abrams. But that didn’t stop him from making an appearance in the Star Wars universe. While making the publicity rounds for Amazon’s series The Boys, the Dredd star opened up about a secret cameo he made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but you won’t see his face when you spot him. Speaking with Digital Spy, Karl Urban revealed that he got suited up as a First Order Stormtrooper for the final installment o...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Sequels, Lucasfilm, J J Abrams, Trivia, Ren, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Karl-Urban, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Digital Spy Karl Urban


Sam Rockwell to Play Country Singer Merle Haggard in New Amazon Movie, Will Do His Own Singing

Sam Rockwell is known for dancing his heart out in many of the movies he’s appeared in over the years. But soon he’ll be belting out the country western tunes of legendary singer Merle Haggard in a new biopic about the man himself at Amazon Studios. Merle Haggard famously went from prison inmate to country western star, a true rags-to-riches story. In fact, Haggard was one of the inmates present during Johnny Cash’s first-ever prison performance at San Quentin State Prison back in 1958, and tha...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Casting, California, US, Oklahoma, George W Bush, True Story, Johnny Cash, Sam-Rockwell, San Quentin State Prison, Amazon Studios, Rockwell, Merle Haggard, Haggard


Brie Larson Auditioned for ‘Terminator’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and At Least One of the ‘Star Wars’ Movies [UPDATED]

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube channel in order to allow her to bolster “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content.” But the actress will also use the outlet to express herself per...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, The Hunger Games, Casting, Sci-fi, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Terminator, Terminator Genisys, Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson, Ridley, Larson, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sarah Connor, Gary Whitta


‘Archer’ Season 11 Brings in Jamie Lee Curtis and Simon Pegg As Guest Stars [Comic-Con 2020]

For the past three seasons of the FXX animated comedy series Archer, the dashing dolt and lead character Sterling Archer has been in a coma. That allowed the show to change up its style, shifting from a slick spy comedy to completely imagined adventures taking place in Archer’s subconscious, inspired by film noir, pulpy Pacific island stories, and science fiction movies. But as explained in the Archer Comic-Con panel 2020, the show is returning to its spy roots after Sterling Archer woke up in ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Casting, Animation, James Bond, Archer, Hulu, Jamie Lee Curtis, FXX, Simon-Pegg, Comic-Con, Jamie, Charleston, Jon Benjamin, Curtis


‘Shining Girls’, Apple TV+ Series About a Time-Traveling Serial Killer, Will Star Elisabeth Moss

The ever-busy Elisabeth Moss has added yet another project to her growing resume. Moss will star in the new Apple TV+ series Shining Girls, based on the creepy novel by Lauren Beukes. The plot involves a serial killer who is able to travel through time, and one of his would-be victims who tries to stop him. Moss will star and executive produce, while Leonardo DiCaprio is also on board as an executive producer. Executive producer Silka Luisa will serve as showrunner. Elisabeth Moss is keeping...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Casting, Chicago, Thriller, House, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Elisabeth Moss, Harper, Moss, Chicago Sun Times, Kirby, Lauren Beukes, Harper Curtis


Dave Franco Will Play Vanilla Ice in ‘To The Extreme’

Like it or not, we’re getting a Vanilla Ice biopic. It’s called To the Extreme, and it will star Dave Franco as Robert Matthew Van Winkle, AKA Vanilla Ice, who was something of a big deal in the 1990s, with his song “Ice Ice Baby” ending up the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Unfortunately for Vanilla Ice, it all eventually came crashing down. Speaking with Insider, Dave Franco revealed he’s playing Vanilla Ice in the biopic To the Extreme (which is also the name of Vanilla...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Franco, Dallas, Rob, True Story, Dave-Franco, Robert Van Winkle, Tommy Wiseau, Chris Goodwin, To The Extreme, Vanilla-Ice, Robert Matthew Van Winkle, Phillip Van, Mr Van Winkle


Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Are in Love With Each Other in Quibi’s ‘Futha Mucka’ Animated Series

Loved the foul-mouthed banter between Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman’s Bodyguard? You’ll soon get more of it in animated form with a new Quibi animated series Futha Mucka. The Hitman’s Bodyguard co-stars are reuniting for the (probably just as expletive-laden) animated series for Quibi, in which they star as fictionalized versions of themselves who are…in love with each other? Variety reports that Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are starring in Futha Mucka, an animated...
Tags: Animation, Casting, Quibi, Television, Futha Mucka, Ryan-Reynolds, Samuel-L-Jackson


Musical Drama ‘The Talent Show’ Will Star Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo is set to star in The Talent Show, a musical drama written by Lena Waithe. The film follows a failed singer who returns to her hometown and ends up leading a group of at-risk youth in their annual talent show. So think of it as The Way Back, but with singing instead of basketball. And less beer (probably). Gandja Monteiro (The Chi) is set to direct. According to THR, the multi-talented Cynthia Ervio has a leading role lined-up with The Talent Show. The film “is the story of a f...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Casting, Chicago, Universal, Harriet, Duane Adler, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe, Doug Liman, Waithe, Erivo, George Tillman Jr, Robert Teitel, Erik Baiers


‘Man in the Box’: Billy Eichner Wants to Change Who Gets to Play Gay Icons With Paul Lynde Biopic

Cast a straight actor in the role of a gay icon, and they’ll likely get an Oscar for it. But Billy Eichner is looking to change that with his role as groundbreaking TV icon Paul Lynde. Eichner plans to star in Man in the Box, a biopic based on the life of the TV star whose sexuality was well-known, despite never being officially “out.” With this lead role, Eichner hopes to de-stigmatize the casting of queer actors in major LGBTQ roles. Deadline was the first to report that Eichner has been t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Cary Grant, Gay, Billy Eichner, Deadline, True Story, PAUL, McNulty, Lynde, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde, Tab Hunter, Eichner


Elisabeth Moss to Star in Neo-Noir Series ‘Black Match’ for Hulu

Hulu is now officially in the Elisabeth Moss business. The powerhouse actress has signed a joint first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and Hulu, the latter of which continues to be the home of Moss’s highly-acclaimed current series The Handmaid’s Tale. Moss has also launched her own production company called Love & Squalor Pictures, and as part of this new deal, she’s developing a new neo-noir series for Hulu called Black Match which she will produce and star in. Variety brings word ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Yellowstone, Noir, Moss, Taika Waititi, Ian McCulloch, Fox 21 Television Studios, Nicolas Winding Refn


‘All Together Now’ Photos: ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Takes the Lead in a New Netflix Movie

Since her breakout role as the voice behind Disney’s Moana, actress Auli’i Cravalho has popped up in several short-lived TV shows, but now she’s getting her own Netflix movie. Cravalho stars in All Together Now, a forthcoming drama from Hearts Beat Loud director Brett Haley that was formerly titled Sorta Like a Rock Star. Check out the first batch of photos and get the details about the film below. All Together Now Photos This project has been kicking around since at least 2016, when...
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, Casting, Disney, Teen, Carol-Burnett, Netflix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moana, Haley, Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Movie Marketing, Miguel Arteta, Brett Haley


Gael García Bernal Joins Increasingly Great Cast of New M. Night Shyamalan Movie We Know Absolutely Nothing About

While the new M. Night Shyamalan movie remains shrouded in frustrating secrecy, there’s one thing we know for sure: it’s going to have a great cast. Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Ken Leung are already part of the cast, and now, Gael García Bernal has signed on as well. And who are these actors playing? We have no idea. It’s all very off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush. How’s this for a cast: Gael García Be...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Casting, Gael-Garcia-Bernal, Universal, Bernal, Shyamalan, Blumhouse, M.-Night-Shyamalan, Ken Leung