Aquaman, Mary Shelley’s Monster, 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.
Mary Shelley’s Monster
Sophie Turner (Barely Lethal, Alone) has been cast as Shelley herself opposite Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Stonewall) as Percy Shelley. Scripted by Deborah Baxtrom, Mary Shelley’s Monster tracks the young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost. Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) is attached in a supporting role as Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont.
Director Coky Giedroyc is helming
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
Jack Huston just closed his deal to play Wickham in the Burr Steers-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. He joins British actors Lily James and Sam Riley and Australia’s Bella Heathcote
Wickham is a very handsome charismatic blond lieutenant. He and Liz are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over with his theories regarding training them. The pic takes place in the midst of a zombie war, as an independent 19th century woman seeks out true romance despite the binding conventions of her time.
The Perfect Guy
Kathryn Morris has joined the Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy. Sanaa Lathan stars as a woman who meets the seemingly perfect guy (Michael Ealy, but he turns into a sociopathic stalker when she breaks up with him. Morris will play Karen, the mother of an all-boys family who is a close confidante of Lathan’s character and offers counsel and wisdom about her romances. Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley also star in the film from director David M. Rosenthal and writer Tyger Williams.
The Whole Truth
Jim Klock has landed a role in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth from director Courtney Hunt and writer Nicholas Kazan. Keanu Reeves stars as a defense attorney who is hired to represent a 17-year-old (Gabriel Basso) accused of murdering his wealthy father. Klock will play the prosecutor, who has a rock-solid case against the teen
The Light Between Oceans
Michael Fassbender and Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz will star in “The Light Between Oceans,” the Derek Cianfrance-directed period drama
The story is about a young lighthouse keeper and his wife who decide to keep an orphaned child who is washed up on shore. But doing so has devastating consequences.
Alicia Vikander also stars
Warner Bros. and DC are…tapping “300: Rise of an Empire” scribe Kurt Johnstad to write one script and “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall to pen another script to their “Aquaman” pic.
An insider close to the project explained that the two wouldn’t be co-writing the project, but that they would be writing separate scripts with the studio hoping for the best version to come out of this strategy.
Jason Momoa is set to play Aquaman and will appear in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Gal Gadot…has signed on to join the robust cast of Millennium Films’ thriller Criminal.
Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones have already been cast in the movie set to be directed by Ariel Vromen.
The story centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills, which were implanted into a dangerous prison inmate (Costner) in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot.
Gadot will play Reynolds’ wife.
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