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Film Casting: 2:22, PALI ROAD, Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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2:22, Pali Road, Beauty and the Beast, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

The Hateful Eight

Zoe Bell (Death Proof) and James Parks (Kill Bill) have roles. In addition, Django Unchained players Dana Gourrier, Keith Jefferson, Lee Horsley, Craig Stark and Belinda Owino will be seen, as well as Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).

The Jetsons

Warners Bros…has hired Matt Lieberman to write the script.Bros and Atlas that the studio has put on a fast track.

The Jetsons is based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon series that originated in 1962 and was that production company’s space-age answer to the stone-age The Flintstones.


Julia Roberts…just closed a deal to adapt Batkid Begins, the Slamdance premiere documentary about the 5-year-old leukemia patient who got his wish to be a superhero granted when thousands of volunteers, and even President Obama, helped turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a day.

On November 15, 2013, youngster Miles Scott became the hero Gotham needed and deserved as 25,000 supporters across the city, and even more on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, tracked his heroics through a series of staged missions. The event culminated with Scott receiving the key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee and sparked media attention and more than 400K tweets in 117 countries, reaching over 1.84 billion social media users.

Roberts is attached to star in the feature remake


The Forest

Michiel Huisman…has landed the lead role opposite Teresa Palmer in the psychological thriller “2:22” and he’s also in talks to co-star alongside Natalie Dormer in Focus Features’ supernatural thriller “The Forest”

Paul Currie is directing “2:22” from an original script by Todd Stein that was later revised by Nathan Parker (“Moon”) and Currie. Benjamin Walker and Armie Hammer were previously attached to star in the indie film.

Story follows Dylan Boyd (Huisman), a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 pm. When he falls for Sarah (Palmer), a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.

As for “The Forest,” acclaimed commercials/music video director Jason Zada is directing the film, which is based on an original idea by Goyer

“The Forest” is an elevated genre movie set in Japan’s Aokigahara forest where, according to legend, people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman (Dormer) comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings not to “stray from the path,” she dares to enter the forest to discover the truth about her sister’s fate.

Huisman is making a deal to play a charming traveler who accompanies the protagonist into the forest, though she begins to suspect he had something to do with her sister’s disappearance.

Pali Road

Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious) and Michelle Chen have been cast in Pali Road

Additional cast members include Elizabeth Sung, Tzi Ma, Henry Ian Cusick and Lauren Sweetser.

Beauty And The Beast

Disney has found its Belle. Emma Watson will play the book-loving [Belle, daughter] of an eccentric inventor in the studio’s upcoming live-action re-make of Beauty And The Beast.

Hurricane Katrina Film

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo are teaming with Participant Media to develop a feature film chronicling a love story and murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina.

DuVernay will write, produce, and direct. Oyelowo is in negotiations to produce and star in the untitled project.

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Source: Slashfilm, Deadline, Thewrap, Variety


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