Hateful Eight, Paper Towns, James Bond 24, and other films have all 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 Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino is in talks with Jennifer Jason Leigh to play the female lead in his next pic, “The Hateful Eight.”
Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen (all of whom appeared at the recent reading of the script) are set to appear.
Story revolves around a group of outlaws, bounty hunters and lawmen stranded by a blizzard in Wyoming when trouble ensues.
Billy Crystal has come on board The Jim Henson Co.’s animated movie project “Which Witch” as a writer, producer and star.
The project is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book in which a wizard holds a contest among the seven witches of Todcaster to determine which witch he will marry.
Crystal has logged extensive work in the animated world as the one-eyed Mike character in Disney-Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” and “Monsters University.”
James Bond 24
French actress Lea Seydoux will be bringing some heat to the next Bond film.
She has signed up to play the femme fatale in the new 007 adventure, which starts filming in six weeks.
The Paris-based star will meet fellow cast members, led by Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script rehearsal in late November.
Before then, she will undergo a series of costume, make-up and camera tests so that director Sam Mendes and the film’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson can determine her ‘look’.
Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and newcomer Justice Smith are joining Fox 2000’s adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel ”Paper Towns”
Nat Wolff and model Cara Delevinge will star in the coming-of-age drama, which is being directed by Jake Schreier.
Wolff will play the lead role of Quentin, whose world changes when the lovely Margo (Delevinge) moves in right next door when he’s nine years old. They become best friends but grow apart over the years only to reconnect in the last few weeks of high school. When Margo mysteriously disappears, Quentin and his best friends go on a journey to find her, and in the course of their road trip, discover a lot about life.
Abrams, Sage and Smith will respectively play Ben, Lacey and Radar — Quentin’s friends who journey with him to New York City to search for Margo.
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