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Film Casting: 6 DAYS, GREEN ROOM, Donnie Yen in NOODLE MAN

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6 Days, Green Room, Noodle Man, and other films have all 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.

6 Days

Toa Fraser will follow his forthcoming Best Foreign Oscar entry The Dead Lands with 6 Days, an action thriller depicting the tense hostage situation that ensued when armed gunmen stormed London’s Iranian Embassy in April of 1980. Fraser will re-team with his Dead Lands team of writer Glenn Standring,

The real-life Iranian Embassy siege went down in Princes Gate, London when six armed men took over two dozen people hostage making demands on behalf of the Arab sovereignty movement, inspired by the Iran hostage crisis which began the year prior. On the sixth day following the execution of one of the hostages, members of Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) were dispatched by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to raid the building, culminating in a violent end to the weeklong stand-off.

Love Is All You Need?

Briana Evigan and Hannah Montana‘s Emily Osment are gearing up for Love Is All You Need?…Directed by Kim Rocco Shields and co-written by Shields and David Tillman, the provocative drama is set in a world where being gay is the norm and heterosexual persons are bullied and is based on Shields’ controversial award-winning 2011 short film of the same name (a young girl who is shunned for being heterosexual and attempts to commit suicide after enduring intolerant treatment from bigoted frien

Evigan [will play] as a female star college quarterback named Jude who strikes up a forbidden romance with a male journalist. Osment will play Kelly, Jude’s girlfriend. The Walking Dead‘s Kyla Kennedy also stars as an 11-year-old girl who is bullied for having a crush on a boy at school.

Green Room

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots…are reteaming to star in Green Room, an indie thriller from Blue Ruin filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier.

Also joining the production are Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Callum Turner (Queen and Country), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Macon Blair (Blue Ruin) and Mark Webber (Laggies).

The story centers on a punk band, headlined by Yelchin’s character, who witnesses a murder at one of their shows in a middle-of-nowhere venue. They find themselves locked in the green room and targeted for death by a gang of racist skinheads.

Poots will play a skinhead whose friend is the one whose death sets the action in motion and who joins forces with the band.


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, the story based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Bryan Cranston is starring as the screenwriter who wrote Roman Holiday and Spartacus, and continued writing under pseudonyms after he was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. The film also stars Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie and Roger Bart.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play Virgil Brooks, a powerful and severe man who works at the Ashland Federal Prison and is assigned to Trumbo’s daily tasks.

Noodle Man

Donnie Yen…has signed on to star in Noodle Man, an action feature

Yen will play an ex-cop from China who has all but given up on himself after a botched mission 15 years earlier killed his partner. He finds a new lease on life when the Chinese drug lord responsible walks into his noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown.

Daming Chen, who directed the Chinese version of What Women Want, is helming the project

Sony’s untitled NFL concussion film

Bitsie Tulloch is the latest to board Sony’s untitled NFL concussion film, starring Will Smith as a neuropathologist investigating the long-term effects of head trauma suffered by pro-footballers. Tulloc…will play Keana Strzelczyk, the wife of a former NFL player. Peter Landesman wrote and is directing the NFL pic based on Jeanne Marie Laskas’s GQ article “Game Brain” which exposed the discovery of CTE, the concussion syndrome that contributed to the suicides of former NFL superstars like Dave Duerson and Junior Seau.

Bus 657

Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in the Scott Mann-directed Bus 657. He plays the role of Derrick “Dog” Prince in the film…Stephen Sepher and Max Adams wrote the script.

This pic centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. De Niro will play Frank “The Pope,” owner of the casino, and Chestnut will play De Niro’s right-hand man tasked with bringing the money back before the cops seize it and realize it’s dirty.

All Roads Lead To Rome

Rosie Day has joined Sarah Jessica Parker and Raoul Bova in All Roads Lead To Rome, the Ella Lemhagen-directed romantic comedy…the story revolves around a woman (Parker) and her former Italian lover (Bova) who go on a road trip across scenic Italy pursuing her rebellious teenage daughter (Day), who tries desperately to return to New York and the man of her dreams.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jena Malone is a part of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice cast…whether or not she is playing a female version of Batman’s erstwhile sidekick Robin is being kept close to the Bat-chest.

Cardinal X

Francesca Eastwood and Pierson Fodé have joined “The Leftovers” star Annie Q in 1980s college-set drama “Cardinal X”

Writer-director Angie Wang is making her feature film debut on the semi-autobiographical drama following Q as Angie, a working-class Asian girl from Newark who, out of financial necessity, transforms herself into an expert in the manufacture of the party drug ecstasy in the chemistry lab on the campus of her prestigious West Coast university. The film will chronicle her rise, fall and ultimate redemption.

Scott Keiji Takeda, Elisa Donovan, Ron Yuan, Aalyrah Caldwell, Yetide Badaki, Devon Libran and Noah Segan have also been added to round out the cast.

Star Wars: Episode 7

Warwick Davis has been cast in Star Wars: Episode 7.

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