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Film Casting: BLACK KLANSMAN, 7500, Sophie Turner in GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY, & More

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Black Klansman, 7500, Girl Who Fell From the Sky, and Other Film Casting News

Black Klansman, 7500, Girl Who Fell From the Sky, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

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Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Sophie Turner has been cast as real-life Juliane Koepcke,

a high school senior and the sole survivor of the December 24, 1971 crash of LANSA Flight 508 in the Peruvian rain forest. The 17-year-old was on a Christmas Eve flight with her mother, to join her father for Christmas, when the Lockheed L-188A Electra en route from Lima to Pucallpa flew directly into a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning. The plane was incinerated; Koepcke was ejected, still belted to her seat. She fell 10,000 feet — almost two miles through the air, before the canopy of the Amazon rain forest broke her fall and miraculously saved her life. From there, the teenager struggled to survive an 11-day ordeal, navigating through the treacherous jungles to be rescued.

The script for the Stan Brooks-directed was adapted from the book written Juliane Koepcke and Beate Rygiert.

The Paper Bag Princess

Elizabeth Banks has been hired to direct the film.

Katie Silberman write the script for the film based on the book written by Robert Munsch.

The Paper Bag Princess‘ plot synopsis: “The book is a female-empowerment tale of sorts that follows a princess who loses her worldly possessions to a dragon, including her beloved prince, and sets out to find them both, with unexpected results after his rescue.”

You’re Not Real

Jay Russell has been hired to direct the film.

You’re Not Real‘s plot synopsis: “The story follows a young school teacher who reunites with her reclusive, scientific genius grandfather for the first time at his isolated country estate, uncovering disturbing truths about her childhood.”

Black Klansman

Topher Grace has been cast as “a key white supremacist nemesis in the story.”

Grace joins already cast Adam Driver and John David Washington.

Black Klansman‘s plot synopsis: based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth, “The film is the true story of how African-American police officer Ron Stallworth successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 Colorado Springs, Colorado. By pretending to be a white supremacist over the phone and sending a white officer in his place for in-person meetings, he was able to become the head of the local KKK chapter and sabotage their activities from within.”

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee, and Kevin Willmont wrote and adapted the script for the film that Lee will direct.

Hope Gap

Annette Bening and Bill Nighy have been cast as “Grace and Edward, who have been married 29 years. When their son Jamie comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace — the next day. The pic follows the unravelling of three lives through tstages of shock, disbelief and anger, to a resolution, of sorts.”

The film was written and will be directed by William Nicholson.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast as Tobias Ellis,  the co-pilot that is hijacked while in flight by terrorists.

The film was written and will be directed by Patrick Vollrath.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Lily Collins has been cast as Elizabeth, “the former girlfriend of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile is “told from Elizabeth’s (Collins) point of view during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his now-notorious murder spree from his live-in lover.”

Collins joins already cast Zac Efron.

My Life On The Road

Julianne Moore has been cast as real-life Gloria Steinem, a feminist activist.

Sarah Ruhl wrote the script for the film, based on the memoir written by Steinem.

Julie Taymor is directing the film.

My Life On The Road‘s plot synopsis: the film will chronicle “Steinem’s growth from a reluctant spokesperson of a movement, into a galvanizing symbol for equality, with a focus on the encounters along the road that helped shaped her.”

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