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Film Casting: BIG SHORT, GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Rodrigo Santoro is Jesus in BEN-HUR

Rodrigo Santoro

The Big Short, Girl on the Train, Ben-Hur, 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.


Jason Bateman has just been set to star in Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, a drama called Weirdo…Rebecca Hall [is] also starring…Edgerton wrote the script…Bateman and Hall play a husband and wife who seek to reinvigorate their relationship with a fresh beginning in a new town, only to be have their life disrupted by a “friend” from the past. It’s a chilling and suspenseful journey that gives true meaning to the phrase “nothing is ever as it seems.”

Baby Driver

TriStar’s Tom Rothman has landed yet another high profile project in Baby Driver, an Edgar Wright concoction that has Fault In Our Stars‘ Ansel Elgort in line to play a getaway driver who is also a DJ and depends on his personal soundtrack to guide his driving maneuvers.

The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving

Selena Gomez has zeroed in on her next film role. The recording star and actress has landed the female lead opposite Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving, directed by Emmy winner Rob Burnett.

Rudd will star in the indie drama as Ben, a caregiver looking after a frustrated teenager named Trevor who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Burnett…adapted the script from Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel of the same name. Donna Gigliotti and James Spies are producing the Levantine Film and Worldwide Pants production.

Selena Gomez…will play the role of Dot, a sassy young woman who hitches a ride with the pair during a road trip, and whose forwardness and lack of embarrassment about Trevor’s condition causes him to develop a crush on her.

Girl On The Train

Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) is adapting Paula Hawkins’ hot-button novel Girl On The Train…Wilson…is close to delivering her first draft.

The Hitchcockian thriller…is about a young woman who becomes entangled in a murder investigation because of what she witnesses on her daily commute.


Rodrigo Santoro is in talks to join the cast of Timur Bekmambetov‘s “Ben-Hur”

Santoro would play Jesus Christ, who figures in several key scenes in the film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).

Ayelet Zurer plays Ben-Hur’s mother, while Sofia Black-D’Elia plays his sister. Morgan Freeman and Pedro Pascal will co-star in the epic period picture

Keith Clarke and John Ridley wrote the script for the latest film

The Big Short

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up to star in the financial drama “The Big Short”

Adam McKay is adapting the script for the big screen and will direct.

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking.

The Accountant

Jeffrey Tambor has locked up his next gig and will join Ben Affleck in thriller “The Accountant”

Affleck plays a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as an assassin in the Gavin O’Connor thriller…Tambor has signed on to play Affleck’s character’s mentor in the Warner Bros. film.

Bill Dubuque wrote the script

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