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Film Casting: BOURNE 5, KOJAK, Hugh Jackman in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Hugh Jackman Apocalypse

The Bourne Identity 5, Kojak, and X-Men: Apocalypse 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.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman

James Mangold is attached to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman”

Arash Amel wrote the script

“Seducing Ingrid Bergman” chronicles the torrid, life-changing romance between the “Casablanca” actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII.

The Bourne Identity 5

the first confirmed star beyond Matt Damon is Julia Stiles. She has closed a deal to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in Universal Pictures’ Untitled Next Bourne Chapter. Stiles appeared in the first three films, emerging as an ally for the amnesiac assassin title character Jason Bourne.

Greengrass is writing the screenplay with Christopher Rouse


Philip Gawthorne has been tapped to write the screenplay for Kojak…Kojak is intended to be a starring vehicle for [Vin Diesel], who most recently starred in Furious 7, with worldwide grosses of more than $1.5 billion.

The original series, a Universal Television library title, aired on CBS from 1973-1978 and starred Telly Savalas as the lollypop-sucking Lt. Theo Kojak. Gawthorne re-imagine the project into a character-driven franchise. James Bond scribes Neal Purvis & Robert Wade wrote a previous draft of the screenplay.

Shot Caller

“The Gangster Squad” actor Holt McCallany has joined Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell in the prison thriller “Shot Caller.”

Jon Bernthal and Benjamin Bratt are also on board with Ric Roman Waugh directing.


Tom Hanks is being eyed to play Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. in “Sully.”

Sources tell Variety that Hanks is in final talks to play the brave pilot who safely landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009.

X-Men: Apocalypse

It was always obvious that Hugh Jackman would have some sort of role in X-Men: Apocalypse, especially as X-Men: Days of Future Past finished with a pretty major cliffhanger in regards to his fate… thanks to Kika NY (a Brooklyn company specialising in custom leather goods), we now know that he will definitely make an appearance

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