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Film Casting: BELKO EXPERIMENT, I.T., Alicia Vikander in ASSASSIN’S CREED & BOURNE 5

The Belko Experiment, I.T., Assassin’s Creed, Bourne 5, and other films 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.


Melissa Benoist has just closed a deal to star in Lowriders…Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script.

Benoist’s casting as Lorelai — previously Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz had been in talks for the role…Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, Tony Revolori, Gabriel Chavarria, Theo Rossi and Yvette Monreal also star in Lowriders, which centers on a teenager caught between his traditional father and estranged gangbanger brother who are both competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.”

The Crow

Relativity Studios is in negotiations with Andrea Riseborough to play the villain in The Crow…Claire Wilson wrote the adaptation.

Riseborough would play Top Dollar, who in the novel and the original movie was the baddest of the bad guys — yes, a guy — in the story of Draven, who comes back from the dead to avenge his girlfriend’s death after both were killed in a deadly attack. The evil is part of a larger syndicate led by Top Dollar

Transformers Franchise

the Transformers brain trust of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura picked Akiva Goldsman to incubate ideas for a multi-part sequel and spinoff films based on the billion-dollar franchise, they have finalized their “writers room.”

Goldsman’s four-team roster features some of the top names in sci-fi, I’ve learned: Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2‘s Zak Penn and Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Lost‘s Jeff Pinkner.

The Belko Experiment

Melonie Diaz has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment, the MGM action horror pic written…by…James Gunn…Diaz will play Dany Wilkins, the new girl at Belko Corporation. It’s her first day working in the building, and she really couldn’t have chosen a worst first day, since this is the day the employees are forced to either kill each one another or be killed.

Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment…Goldwyn will play Barry Norris, the COO of the Belko Corporatoin who is used to being in charge at the Belko Building in South America, where office employees are mysteriously forced to either start killing each other or be killed.

John C. McGinley has joined the cast of The Belko Experiment…McGinley will play socially awkward Wendell Dukes, one of the top executives at Belko and longtime friend of Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn).

Michael Rooker has joined the cast of the upcoming horror thriller The Belko Experiment…[He] will play the role of Bud Melks, head of maintenance in the Belko Building.

Maximum Impact

Bai Ling (The Crow) will appear in the action comedy Maximum Impact, joining Eddie Griffin, Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts, and Tom Arnold. The film is about a team comprised of Russian FSB agents and American Secret Service agents assembled to rescue the granddaughter of the US Secretary of State after she’s kidnapped by an Asian crime syndicate, before her disappearance can trigger a worldwide financial meltdown. Andrzej Bartkowiak (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Doom) is directing from a script by Ross LaManna (the Rush Hour series).

The Magnificent Seven

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier have joined the all-star ensemble cast of The Magnificent Seven. Rulfo will play Vasquez and Sensmeier is Red Harvest.

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