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Animated ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie Adds Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried as Fred and Daphne

The animated Scooby-Doo movie in the works over at Warner Bros. Animation Group is picking up steam as the rest of Mystery Inc. has been cast. Fans of Scooby-Doo were a little shocked when Will Forte stepped up to voice Shaggy, replacing live-action Scooby-Doo movie star Matthew Lillard, who has been voicing the character in cartoons and animated movies since then. Meanwhile, they seem to be all right with Gina Rodriguez as Velma, but how will they feel about who’s playing Fred and Daphne? De...
Tags: Animation, Casting, TV To Film Adaptation, Warner Brothers, Amanda Seyfried, Frank Welker, Gina Rodriguez, Scoob, Scooby-Doo, Tony Cervone, Will-forte, Zac-Efron


‘Mouse Guard’ Movie Adds Idris Elba as an Obi-Wan Kenobi Type of Mouse

English actor Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire) has lent his voice to several animal characters in films already: a cape buffalo in Zootopia, Shere Khan the tiger in The Jungle Book, and a sea lion in Finding Dory. He’s playing a cat in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of Cats later this year, and now it looks like he’ll be playing a mouse in the film adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic Mouse Guard. He’s a one-man menagerie! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba is in final negotiation...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Casting, Comic Book/Superhero, Boom! Studios, Idris-Elba, Mouse Guard


‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Casts Danny Trejo as Loyal Companion Boots the Monkey

Believe it or not, that Dora the Explorer movie is arriving in theaters late this summer, and we’re about to get a glimpse of what we can expect when the first trailer drops this weekend during the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. But before the trailer even arrives for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, we’ve already got a perplexing piece of information about the adaptation of the animated series for kids. Yesterday, along with the first theatrical posters for the Dora the Explorer movie, Mach...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Casting, Family Films, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Poster, TV To Film Adaptation, Danny-Trejo, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora The Explorer


‘The IT Crowd’ Star Chris O’Dowd Heading to ‘The Twilight Zone’

The CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone already has some stellar talent on board. The series revival from Get Out director Jordan Peele counts Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay among the cast, and now another outstanding talent has been added to the line-up. The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd has joined one of the first season episodes of The Twilight Zone. He’ll be starring along...
Tags: Casting, CBS, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Television, Amy Landecker, Chris O'dowd, The Twilight Zone


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor Michael Rooker Will Have ‘Monster Problems’ With ‘The Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien

Back in 2012, Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) was gearing up to direct a film called Monster Problems, a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story based on a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun). Time passed, and that version of the movie fell away into the gaping maw of Hollywood’s endless “what if” scenarios. But Monster Problems is back, crawling out of its early grave. Guardians of the Galaxy actor Michael Rooker has joined the project alongside The Maze Runner ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Levy, Woody Harrelson, Paramount Pictures, Marseilles, Clyde, Robinson, Brien, Zombieland, John Hughes, Rooker


‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Gets Two Super Additions to Its Cast With Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are taking a break from the superheroics — and supervillainy — for a little bit to play with some computers. The Avengers: Infinity War and Aquaman actors, respectively, have been tapped to join the Black Mirror season 5 cast in an unknown episode of Netflix’s Emmy-winning series. Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have been cast in the fifth season of Netflix’s anthology sci-fi series Black Mirror, according to Deadline. Netflix has not comment...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Hayley Atwell, Takeshi Kovacs, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, James Watkins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Deadline Netflix, Jerome Flynn, Abdul Mateen II


‘Dark Tower’ TV Series Cast Finds its Roland and Man in Black

Let’s give this Dark Tower adaptation thing another go, shall we? After the big screen take on Stephen King‘s fantasy epic disappointed just about everyone, Amazon is ready to try their hand at journeying to Mid-World. Sam Strike (Leatherface) has been cast in the pilot as Roland the Gunslinger, while Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman) has signed on as well, presumably in the role of Randall Flagg, AKA the Man in Black. You want the Tower? Well, you’re going to have to head to Amazon. The str...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Casting, Stephen-King, Adaptation, Idris Elba, King, Elba, Randall Flagg, Roland Deschain, The-Dark-Tower, Glen Mazzara, The Dark Tower TV Series, Jasper Pääkkönen, Sam Strike


‘Sopranos’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr.

What’s that? You thought casting on the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark was over and done with? Think again! Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony award for playing Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is the latest name to climb aboard the movie. As has been the case for most of the casting surrounding this film, Odom Jr.’s role is being kept a secret. More on the Sopranos prequel movie cast below. Deadline broke the news about Leslie Odom Jr. joining The Many Saints of Newark cast. The actor...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Casting, Chase, David Chase, James Gandolfini, Newark, Hamilton, Michael, Tony, Sopranos, Christopher, Michael Imperioli, Odom, Tony Soprano, Aaron Burr


‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot Wants Noah Centineo to Play He-Man

Noah Centineo, the internet’s boyfriend who may or may not be a young clone of Mark Ruffalo, might be headed to Eternia. The To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before actor is being sought after to play He-Man in the Masters of the Universe reboot. This would certainly be a far cry from the last live-action version of He-Man, played by Dolph Lundgren in 1987. The Wrap broke the news about Noah Centineo joining the Masters of the Universe reboot cast as He-Man. Centineo is in talks to join the film,...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Masters Of The Universe, David Goyer, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Nee, Aaron, MCG, Adam, Dolph Lundgren, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Eternia


‘Jiu Jitsu’ Will See Nicolas Cage Fighting an Alien that Returns to Earth Every Six Years

Nicolas Cage refuses to make a boring movie. His eternal quest to have audiences say “What the hell is this?” continues with Jiu Jitsu, a sci-fi action film in which Cage will team-up with a martial artist to fight an alien – an alien that comes to earth every six years, looking for a fight. Does this sound like the best movie ever made? Yes. Yes it does. THR reports that the Jiu Jitsu movie will hail from writer-director Dimitri Logothetis, a filmmaker responsible for work on several Kickbo...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Nicolas-Cage, Cage, Mandy, Jiu Jitsu, Jim McGrath, Sion Sono, Action/Adventure, Dimitri Logothetis, Alain Moussi, Logothetis, Richard Stanley, Nic Cage, Brax Nicolas Cage


Elizabeth Debicki Joins Robert Pattinson in Lead Roles for Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie [Updated]

Update: Elizabeth Debicki is joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s untitled next movie, signing on to play the female lead role opposite Robert Pattinson and John David Washington. Variety reports that Pattinson is also confirmed to star as co-lead with Washington. Our original story follows below. Robert Pattinson may have found his next auteur to work with. The High Life actor is poised to star in Christopher Nolan‘s next untitled movie, circling a co-lead role opposite BlacKkKlansman‘s Joh...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Casting, Washington, Robert-Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Nolan, James Gray, Warner Brothers, Northwest, Werner Herzog, Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Safdie, John David Washington, Emma Thomas


Robert Pattinson Circling Co-Lead Role in Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie

Robert Pattinson may have found his next auteur to work with. The High Life actor is poised to star in Christopher Nolan‘s next untitled movie, circling a co-lead role opposite BlacKkKlansman‘s John David Washington. Joining the new Christopher Nolan movie cast would certainly be a fitting next step for Pattinson, who has hit a hot streak of working with bold, envelope-pushing auteurs including Werner Herzog, James Gray, the Safdie brothers, and Claire Denis. Perhaps he’s found his next creativ...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Casting, Washington, Robert-Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Nolan, James Gray, Warner Brothers, Northwest, Werner Herzog, Pattinson, Safdie, John David Washington, Emma Thomas, Robert Pattinson Circling Co Lead Role


‘Penny Dreadful’ Sequel Cast Adds Original Series Actor Rory Kinnear

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the sequel series to Penny Dreadful, just hired a familiar face. Rory Kinnear, who played Frankenstein’s monster on the original series, has joined the cast as a new character named Dr. Peter Craft. The new series will be set in Los Angeles in the 1930s, and features elements of Mexican-American folklore. More on the Penny Dreadful sequel cast below. Deadline reports that Rory Kinnear is returning to the world of Penny Dreadful. Kinnear will play Dr. Peter Cra...
Tags: Europe, London, Television, Movies, Casting, Horror, Los Angeles, United States, City Of Angels, Kinnear, Rory, Penny Dreadful, Frankenstein, Nathan Lane, John Logan, Tiago


‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Harry Potter’ Veteran Miranda Richardson

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel cast is getting a little dose of magic. Harry Potter veteran Miranda Richardson, who played gossip columnist Rita Skeeter in two Potter films and one theme park attraction, is the latest to head to Westeros – but she’s not the only Wizarding World alum who’s crossed over between franchises. TVLine reports that English actress Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow, the TV miniseries Merlin) has been cast in the prequel to HBO’s mega-hit fantasy serie...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Casting, Fantasy, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Merlin, Jim Broadbent, Orange, Martin, East, Richardson, George R R Martin, New Black, Westeros


Christopher Nolan’s Mysterious New Movie Casts ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Star John David Washington

BlacKkKlansman actor John David Washington will star in Christopher Nolan‘s next movie – you know, the movie we have no actual info about. Nolan is the type of filmmaker who generates enough buzz without giving away much, and adding a strong actor like Washington to the cast is a big plus. But just who is the actor playing? Variety broke the news about John David Washington joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s new movie. Washington, who is the son of actor Denzel Washington, has been work...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Washington, Michael Caine, Nolan, Warner Bros, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Adam Driver, Warner Brothers, Dunkirk, Northwest, Denzel Washington, Variety, Hans Zimmer


Meet the New ‘Toy Story 4’ Characters Voiced by Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks & Ally Maki

A new Toy Story 4 trailer just arrived, finally keying us into the story that Woody, Buzz and the whole gang find themselves in when Bonnie takes them all on a family road trip. This adventure mostly belongs to Woody (Tom Hanks) as he tries to convince Bonnie’s new makeshift toy Forky (a spork with googly eyes, pipecleaner arms, popsicle stick feet and a clay mouth, voiced by Tony Hale) to accept his life as a toy. After falling out of the moving RV, Woody and Forky try to find their way back t...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Tom Hanks, Canada, Animation, Sequels, Pixar, Christina Hendricks, Duke, Keanu-Reeves, Jiminy Cricket, Andy, Benson, Christina, Bonnie, Bo


Marvel’s Black Widow Movie Adds ‘Fighting with My Family’ Star Florence Pugh

With the exception of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’re still mostly in the dark about the plans Marvel Studios has after Avengers: Endgame. There have been rumblings about movies adapting lesser known Marvel Comics characters such as The Eternals and Shang Chi, and James Gunn was just brought back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Sequels have also been assumed for the likes of Black Panther and Doctor Strange, but we have no solid idea of when these movies will arrive. However, it sounds lik...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sequels, Black Widow, Scarlett-Johansson, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Pugh, Eleanor Rigby, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Natasha Romanoff, Galaxy Vol, Hawkeye Jeremy Renner, Florence Pugh, Shang Chi


Hans Zimmer is Scoring ‘Dune’, Which Has an Official Synopsis and A Possible New Cast Member

Aside from John Williams, Hans Zimmer is in a rarified group of modern film composers who have celebrity status and widespread recognition based on their names alone. Zimmer is an Oscar winner who’s crafted scores for films like The Lion King, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Inception, and dozens more, and now he’s adding another sci-fi notch to his belt: Zimmer will provide the Dune score for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming movie adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novel. Production has begun on t...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Sci-fi, Oscar, Adaptation, Paul Lambert, Brian Eno, Ang Lee, Antonio Banderas, Warner Brothers, Remakes, Zimmer, Anderson, Denzel Washington, Dune


‘The Brigands of Rattlecreek’: Park Chan-wook Directing Violent Western for Amazon, Matthew McConaughey Eyed to Star

Years before writer S. Craig Zahler made his directorial debut with his ultra-violent western Bone Tomahawk, he sold a screenplay for a different ultra-violent western called The Brigands of Rattleborge, which had Oldboy director Park Chan-wook lined up to direct way back in 2012. Despite the script being on The Black List in 2006, the project was stuck in development hell for years, but now Amazon has picked it up with a slightly-altered name: The Brigands of Rattlecreek. Park is back in the d...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Matthew-McConaughey, Casting, Western, Star, Thriller, Amazon Studios, McConaughey, Action/Adventure, Zahler, Park Chan wook, The Black List, S. Craig Zahler, Craig Zahler, Bradley Fischer


‘Blade Runner 2049’ Hologram Ana de Armas is Going ‘Blonde’ as Marilyn Monroe

Director Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) has been trying to get the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde off the ground for nearly a decade. Now that the project is set up at Netflix, it sounds like it’s finally going to happen, and the woman who will bring the blonde starlet to life has finally been chosen (again). Blonde currently has Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas in early talks to play Marilyn Monroe, the wildly popular actress o...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Boyle, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Rian Johnson, True Story, Watts, Monroe, Marilyn


‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Brings Back Shannon Elizabeth, Adds Wrestler Chris Jericho

Jay and Silent Reboot is shaping up to be a reunion of almost everyone that Kevin Smith has ever worked with. Not only are stars from the various View Askewniverse movies returning in this one, but cast members from Zack and Miri Make a Porno have made a comeback, too. Therefore it comes as no surprise that Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back star Shannon Elizabeth is back as Jay’s thief lover Justice. But there is one surprise that comes in the form of WWE wrestler Chris Jericho being part of the c...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Instagram, Justice, Casting, Africa, Time, Sequels, Bob, Smith, Jay, Miri, Kevin-Smith, Jericho, Zack, Shannon


‘The Humans’ Movie Adaptation Enlists Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun, and More

Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT), and he’s arguably as well-known for his theater work as he is for his movies. Now he’s combining those two mediums and producing a film adaptation of the Broadway play The Humans, and he’s secured an excellent cast to star. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead), and more are on board. Keep reading to learn abou...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Amy Schumer, Richard Jenkins, Broadway, Adaptation, Philadelphia, Stephen Karam, A24, Scott-Rudin, Aimee, Erik, Moma


Cop Thriller ‘Little Things’ Will See Denzel Washington Hunting a Serial Killer

Denzel Washington has played a lot of cops in his career, and now he’s set to do it again. Washington will star in the cop thriller Little Things, from a script by John Lee Hancock (The Highwaymen). The acclaimed actor will play a deputy sheriff who teams up with a detective in order to track down a serial killer. As is often the case with cops hunting killers, Washington’s character has some dark secrets from his past that he must deal with. More on the Little Things movie below. Variety br...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Washington, Netflix, Thriller, Ethan Hawke, Jordan, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Denzel-Washington, Michael B Jordan, Kern County, Baxter, Tony Scott, Deke, John Lee Hancock


Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, and Catherine O’Hara Join Netflix Animated Series ‘The Last Kids on Earth’

The Last Kids on Earth has snagged itself a killer voice cast. Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, and Catherine O’Hara are among the stars joining The Last Kids on Earth cast for Netflix’s forthcoming animated series based on the best-selling books by Max Brallier. Deadline broke the news that Hamill, Dawson, and O’Hara would be joining Netflix’s The Last Kids on Earth cast alongside Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, and Charles Demers, as well as Nick Wolfhard as the l...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Horror, Earth, Netflix, Animation, Penguin, Jack, Mark Hamill, Dirk, O Hara, Quint, Jack Sullivan, Scott Peterson, Catherine O'Hara


Spike Lee Casts Two ‘The Wire’ Alums for Netflix Drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods has just added two The Wire alums to its star-studded cast. Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of the Netflix Vietnam War film, which already stars Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. Joining them in the Da 5 Bloods cast are Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen. Collider reports that Clarke Peters and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are joining the cast of Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest Netflix collaboration which follows a group of Vietnam War ve...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, War, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Chadwick Boseman, Clarke Peters, Lewis, Lee, Peters, Roger Guenveur Smith, Norm Lewis, Rodney King, Jon Kilik


‘Sopranos’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Umbrella Academy’ Actor John Magaro

The Sopranos prequel cast keeps growing, and this time, it’s added a familiar face from David Chase‘s past career. John Magaro, who starred in the Chase-directed 2012 movie Not Fade Away, is the latest addition to the impressive line-up. As is the case with most of the cast, we have no idea who he’s playing. Magaro has credits in films such as The Big Short, Carol, and can currently be seen on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Deadline broke the news about John Magaro joining the Sopranos preq...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Netflix, David-Chase, James Gandolfini, Newark, Sopranos, Alan Taylor, Gandolfini, Jack Ryan, TV To Film Adaptation, John Magaro, The-Sopranos, Umbrella Academy, Nivola


‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Adds Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas to Its Cast

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has taken aim at some new cast members. Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are joining The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard cast, while the Oscar-nominated Richard E. Grant is set to reprise his role in the sequel to the hit 2017 action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek. Lionsgate pulled the trigger on the new casting announcements just as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard began principal photography. Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman hav...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Movies, Lionsgate, Casting, Sequels, Italy, Morgan-Freeman, Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Antonio-Banderas, Grant, Interpol, Freeman, Hughes, Hayek


Alan Tudyk, Disney’s Lucky Charm, Will Voice Iago in ‘Aladdin’

In Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King, director Jon Favreau is bringing back James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Mufasa from the animated original. But no such luck for Gilbert Gottfried, who memorably voiced Jafar’s pet parrot in Disney’s 1993 animated classic Aladdin. Director Guy Ritchie has hired actor Alan Tudyk to take over the role in the studio’s upcoming live-action remake. Tudyk has become something of a lucky charm for Disney after appearing in several of their recent hits...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, Oscar, James Earl Jones, John August, Will Smith, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Dodgeball, Tim Rice, Hollywood Reporter


Yoda Actor Frank Oz Reuniting with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson to Act in ‘Knives Out’

Director Rian Johnson relished the opportunity to bring Frank Oz back to the Star Wars movies as Yoda in The Last Jedi, and now Johnson has enlisted Oz’s services yet again for his upcoming murder mystery Knives Out. Oz will himself be appearing on screen this time, marking one of the few instances in which he’s appeared in a live-action movie as a human instead of lending his voice to a puppet (or Muppet) character. “We had a magical night where Frank came and puppeteered the Yoda,” Johnson...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Bob, Johnson, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Yoda, Sxsw, Southwest, Frank-Oz, Frank, Dan Aykroyd, Lionsgate Films, Mystery/Suspense, Knives Out


Tom Holland Sticking with the Russo Brothers for ‘Cherry’

Cherry, the first post-Marvel film for the Russo Brothers, will have a familiar Marvel face. Tom Holland, who worked with the filmmakers on Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, has signed on to star in the film about a former army medic who becomes a bank robber to fuel his drug addiction. This sounds about as far-removed from an MCU film as you can get. More on the Cherry movie cast below. The Russo Brothers may be stepping away from Marvel after Avengers: Endgame, but the...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Iraq, Marvel, Adaptation, Army, Holland, Cleveland, Hulu, Russo brothers, Cherry, Midwest, Walker, Emily, Russo, Tom Holland