Deadpool, Gold, and Fraggle Rock 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.
The Wrong Stuff
Winter Ave Zoli (Sons Of Anarchy) and Swiss actor Carlos Leal (Devious Minds) have signed up for The Wrong Stuff…The 1980s-set the film chronicles the downward spiral of Lee (Josh Duhamel), a hot-tempered, self-serving madman unable to see himself as anything other than a baseball player. Ave Zoli will play Mary Lou, Lee’s long-suffering wife who fights for custody of their kids. Leal is set as Gino Lapue, the French-Canadian manager for the Longeuil Senators where Joe (Ernie Hudson) plays and who is hoping that Lee will join the team.
Lenny Venito (The Neighbors) has booked a role in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster…He will play Lenny the Cameraman who works on Lee’s (George Clooney) show; gruff, union strong and basically unflappable.
Message From The King
Natalie Martinez rounds out the cast of Message From The King, a revenge thriller from director Fabrice Du Welz. Chadwick Boseman stars as Jacob, a South African who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his younger sister’s death and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold. Martinez will play Trish, the former neighbor of Jacob’s missing sister Bianca who he recruits to help find the woman’s murderer. Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans and Alfred Molina also star.
In Dubious Battle
Nat Wolff…has just been cast as the lead in the James Franco-directed In Dubious Battle…Set in the 1930s, the central figure of the story is Jim Nolan (Wolff), an activist for “the Party” who is organizing a major strike by apple pickers in California, seeking thus to attract followers to his cause.
Austin Stowell and Ahna O’Reilly have landed roles in James Franco’s John Steinbeck adaptation In Dubious Battle…Stowell plays Eddie, the younger boss under Robert Duvall’s character. Together, they attempt to negotiate with the strikers. O’Reilly plays Edie, part of a small cog that makes up the American Communist Party. She is tasked with maintaining public perception, financing the movement and seeing the big picture.
John Savage…will play a farm laborer who fears losing his job that he needs and has grown to love.
TJ Miller is Weasel.
the role would require three sequel options, so if Deadpool 2 gets greenlit, then we’ll almost certainly be seeing Miller reprise the shifty two-timer.
Weasel, whose real name is Jack Hammer, was an intelligent high school student who was attempting to score a job working under industrialist Norman Osborn. Unfortunately for him, a future version of Deadpool accidentally traveled back to the past and recognized his younger pal. After ruining Weasel’s chances of getting the job (he told Osborn that Weasel used drugs), Deadpool manipulated the teen into fixing his teleportation belt so he could return to his own time. Subsequently, Weasel saw no other option than to turn to crime, and getting involved with Deadpool again, his life would know nothing but chaos from that point forward.
The Bad Batch
Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse along with Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey have joined the Ana Lily Amirpour-directed pic…As rumored, Jason Momoa is also on board.
Waterhouse will play the charter of Arlen, Luna will play Jimmy, Reeves will play The Dream, Carrey The Hermit, and Momoa is Miami Man.
Amirpour is also writing The Bad Batch.
Director John Madden…is in negotiations to direct Ms. Sloane, an original script from first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera that centers on a lobbyist who takes on the powerful gun lobby to push through federal gun control legislation.
In the Stephen Gaghan helmed Gold, Édgar Ramírez will portray the role of geologist Michael Acosta opposite Matthew McConaughey’s role of prospector Walsh. Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman and based on the true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal, the pic revolves around the unlikely pair traveling to the Indonesian jungle in search of the highly valued soft metal of the title.
Oliver Platt and four others have been cast in EuropaCorp and Lava Bear Pictures’ thriller Shut In starring Naomi Watts…Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, Medium‘s David Cubitt and French actress Clementine Poidatz also have been added.
Farren Blackburn is directing the Black List script by Christina Hodson that centers on a widowed child psychologist (Watts) who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur
Annabelle Wallis has been cast in Guy Ritchie’s epic project Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur…Annabelle star will play Maid Maggie in the film that sees Charlie Hunnam as the man who pulled the sword from the stone.
Joby Harold wrote the screenplay for the tentpole…Astrid Berger Frisby, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Aiden Gillen and Mikael Persbrandt also star.
Living In The Age Of Airplanes
Harrison Ford…[will] narrate the upcoming National Geographic Studios giant-screen film Living In The Age Of Airplanes
A film adaptation of the singing-and-dancing puppet series “Fraggle Rock” from the 1980s has gained a friend in actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”), who will produce and star in the film
Sony is planning a remake of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and is in talks with Sarah Polley to adapt the classic tale.
The period drama, which follows four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — growing up in post-Civil War America, was originally published in two separate volumes in 1868 and 1869.
The Huntsman has cast three British actors, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach and Sheridan Smith, as dwarves alongside Nick Frost, who is reprising his role as Nion from Snow White and the Huntsman.
John Woo (Face/Off) is set to direct a remake of Manhunt…The story follows a prosecutor framed for rape, murder and robbery who sets out to clear his name.
Filming will begin this year once Woo completes work on the two-part epic The Crossing
Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect) has joined the cast of 13 Hours…He will play a brash Yale grad who is an undercover CIA agent in Libya.
Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) has booked the lead role in Po, a family drama from director John Asher. He will play a recently widowed man who must learn to cope with becoming a single father to his 9-year-old autistic son, Po (Julian Feder).
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