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Film Casting: GHOSTGIRL, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, Nazanin Boniadi in BEN-HUR

Nazanin Boniadi

Ghostgirl, Tales of Halloween, Ben-Hur, and other films 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.

Tales Of Halloween

Horror anthology Tales Of Halloween has recruited director Lucky McKee…He’s joining an assemblage of LA-based horror mavens led by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise) and Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game Of Thrones)…The Halloween-set anthology spans 10 interconnected segments, all set in the same American suburb in which ghouls, imps, aliens and ax murderers appear for one night to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Rocky Mountain High

Universal is setting Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland…to script Rocky Mountain High…Ice Cube…will star in.


Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films has acquired the motion picture rights to Ghostgirl, the best-selling series of YA satirical novels by Tonya Hurley. The book focus on a high school senior who feels invisible and suddenly really is, when she dies. Vaughn will produce


Nazanin Boniadi has scored the offer to play the female lead opposite Jack Huston in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur…She will play Esther in Ben-Hur, the role that Gal Gadot was in discussions before conflicts knocked her out.

The People Garden

Dree Hemingway has grabbed the lead role in the Canadian indie The People Garden, by writer/director Nadia Litz.

Hemingway…will play Sweetpea, an actress in Japan searching for her missing rock star boyfriend.


Zoey Deutch has been cast in Vincent-N-Roxxy, the crime drama which has Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz attached to star.

Hirsch and Kravitz star as a small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker, respectively, who unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.

Deutch will play the bubbly and tattooed girlfriend of a character played by Emory Cohen (Smash).

Gary Michael Schultz wrote the script and is directing the movie

Arms and the Dudes

Jonah Hill has closed a deal to star in Arms and the Dudes, a Warner Bros. crime comedy being directed by Todd Phillips.

the script [was] co-written by [Todd Phillips] and Jason Smilovic

Dudes is based on Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article, which follows two stoners from Miami Beach who ended up becoming arms dealers for the U.S. government.


Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) is in final negotiations to direct Cascade, the eco-disaster pic…Loosely based on the 2003 BBC mockumentary The Day Britain Stopped, Cascade is about a global catastrophe that follows an international chain of events triggered by an oil tanker collision in the Middle East.

The Scott Free and Film Rites production is scripted by Kieran Fitzgerald

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Deadline

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