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Film Casting: BLOSSOMS, DEADPOOL, Marion Cotillard in ASSASSIN’S CREED [Updated]

Marion Cotillard

Blossoms, Deadpool, Assassin’s Creed, 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.

Steve Jobs

John Ortiz has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs…Ortiz…will play Joel Pforzheimer, the GQ magazine journalist who is seen interviewing Jobs (Michael Fassbender) throughout the Aaron Sorkin-penned film.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Tony Hale (Veep) will voice the bad guy in 20th Century Fox’s Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip…Jason Lee returns with Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney. Walt Becker is directing.

Untitled Tina Fey-Margot Robbie-Martin Freeman project

Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina and Sheila Vand have boarded Paramount’s Untitled Tina Fey-Margot Robbie-Martin Freeman project which is being directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Vand will play, Shakira El-Khoury, a Lebanese reporter who works in the field alongside Kim (Fey) and Tanya (Robbie), forming a close bond to the two as they navigate the male-dominated world of journalism in Afghanistan.

Scott Takeda has been added to the cast

Mother

Universal Pictures acquired Mother, an action comedy pitch that will be developed as a star vehicle for Halle Berry…Pablo Fenjves will write the screenplay.

Arms And The Dudes

Miles Teller has joined Jonah Hill to star in the Todd Phillips-directed Arms And The Dudes for Warner Brothers…The story follows two unlikely arms dealers who secured a $300 million contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. They soon found themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth. Teller will play David Packouz, who was working as a licensed massage therapist in Miami before joining Efraim Diveroli in international arms-dealing.

Ana De Armas has landed a starring role opposite Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in Warner Bros’ Arms And The Dudes

The Mountain

Brad Parker to direct The Mountain, a psychological thriller…The studio wanted to keep Parker in the fold, and offered this Helen Childress-scripted thriller, with a logline they’re keeping under wraps.

Assassin’s Creed

Marion Cotillard has signed on to star with Michael Fassbender in the Justin Kurzel-directed Assassin’s Creed…They’re keeping under wraps the role that Cotillard plays…Like Fassbender, her role is meant to span multiple films if this one scores and becomes a franchise.

Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie scripted.

Space Invaders

Warner Bros has set Black List writer Dan Kunka to script a live-action film from the video game Space Invaders.

The Infiltrator

Diane Kruger has been set for the female lead opposite Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator, a thriller that will be directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer)…The Infiltrator revolves around a customs and excise agent (Cranston) and his undercover alias.

30

Philip Gelatt will adapt and direct a feature based on Laird Barron’s short story 30, the tale of two wildlife biologists, isolated on land once occupied by a Manson-style thrill-kill cult, struggling to find the cause of bizarre animal activity in the region. As their relationship deteriorates, and discoveries mount, they’re besieged by strange forces that seem to come from the very land itself.

Deadpool

Fox’s Marvel comic book adaptation “Deadpool” has added Gina Carano to join star Ryan Reynolds

Carano will take up the role of Angel Dust, who in the comic books is a member of the Morlocks, a group of mutants who live under the ground.

Untitled pic based on the Edward Snowden story

Ben Schnetzer has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s untitled pic based on the Edward Snowden story.

Blossoms

Wong Kar-Wai [will direct]…a film called Blossoms…Blossoms is an adaptation of short stories by Jin Yucheng, set in Shanghai.

Depicting chores and trifles of urban life, such as grocery shopping and hosting a dinner party, Blossoms provides a vivid image of the daily life of ordinary Shanghai people. Focusing on a hundred characters, and several main ones, the whole story is carried out over two time-lines: from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, the end of the Cultural Revolution; and from the 1980s to the start of the 21st century. As the two time periods alternate, the book unveils the two faces of the city: the Shanghai of old and the modernized metropolis it is today.

Wong is scripting with Jin, the author of the stories.

Suicide Squad

Joel Kinnaman is in early talks to step into the role vacated by Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad.

Hardy was to have played Rick Flagg, the leader of the group that consists of Batman villains Deadshot (Smith), Joker (Leto) and Harley Quinn (Robbie), plus Boomerang (Courtney) and Enchantress (Delevingne).

Hardy dropped out in mid-January ostensibly over scheduling reasons. But script issues were also a factor. When the movie was being initially cast, the actors were signing on without actually having read the screenplay, as it was still being written.

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Source: Deadline, Thewrap, Variety, Filmbiz.Asia, Hollywoodreporter

 

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