Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Insidious: Chapter 3, The Nest, 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.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
[Jason Momoa is] playing Aquaman in “Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”…Zack Snyder has already finalized his designs for the character so shooting can take place soon…[It has been speculated that] the next film would have to be all about consequences…that Lex Luthor would use the destruction as a way of making Superman look like a monster, and it sounds like that is indeed one of the major ideas that they’re playing with in “Dawn Of Justice.”
Someone else who’s not particularly happy about what happened in [Man of Steel] is Aquaman. I’m not sure if that’s the actual name they’ll use or not, but what we’re hearing is that he is not pleased about the World Engine and what it did to the Indian Ocean. He will not have a major role in the film, but he will make an appearance, and it definitely sets him up to return once Snyder gets to “Justice League.”
True-life Cold War thriller
Mark Rylance (Anonymous (above), The Other Boleyn Girl) will now play a role in the film that has a recent rewrite by Joel and Ethan Coen…There is no information on his character.
Insidious: Chapter 3
Stefanie Scott is set to star in Insidious: Chapter 3…making her the latest thesp to be cast in multiple Blumhouse pictures after In A Valley Of Violence stars Ethan Hawke, Karen Gillan, and James Ransone.
Shirley MacLaine is now set to join Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Judd Hirsch and Billy Connolly in Wild Oats, the Andy Tennant-directed comedy… the film is about a widow (MacLaine) who receives an unexpected windfall check because of a computer glitch and goes on the run from the law, in a cross between The Bucket List and Thelma And Louise.
James Brolin is joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Universal’s comedy The Nest, about two sisters who throw one last rager before their parents’ house is sold. Brolin will play Fey and Poehler’s father in a cast that also includes Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, Eastbound & Down).
Greta Lee (Girls, Wayward Pines) has joined the cast of Universal’s The Nest…Lee, who’s one of the stars of Inside Amy Schumer‘s viral “I’m So Bad” sketch, will play Hae Won, a young mother who by chance gets a pity invite to the party.
The Greens Are Gone
The Greens Are Gone has added Cary Elwes to its cast. Peer Pedersen is directing the story of a matriarch of a dysfunctional family (Catherine Keener) who’s pushed to her limits by the disappearance of her son (Anton Yelchin). Elwes will play Frank, a local in the town who has a dark past.
Magic The Gathering
20th Century Fox has set Bryan Cogman, a producer, story editor and writer on the HBO drama, to script a potential franchise movie out of the fantasy card game Magic The Gathering.
I Saw The Light
Tom Hiddleston will play Country & Western legend Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, a film that Marc Abraham will direct…Abraham wrote the script based on the Colin Escott biography of Williams and Aaron L. Gilbert will produce with Brett Ratner, G. Marq Rosell and Abraham.
Hannah Fidell untitled second feature
Hannah Fidell…has set Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) and Ben Rosenfield (Boardwalk Empire) to star in her untitled second feature as a young couple who face a series of volatile events as they near the end of college…[it] also stars Fidell’s A Teacher lead Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard (Humpday), Peter Vack (Fort Tilden), and Jennifer Lafleur (The Do-Deca Pentathlon)
John Hillcoat’s cop drama Triple Nine just got grittier. Clifton Collins, Jr., the Capote star last seen in Pacific Rim, has signed on for a film that shoots next month. He joins Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet in a Matt Cook-scripted drama a crew of dirty cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist.
Already starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, the futuristic love story has added Guy Pearce…Pearce is reteaming with his Breathe In director Drake Doremus who is helming from a script by Moon‘s Nathan Parker. The picture is set in a future society where emotions have been eradicated and the new breed of humans is called Equals. They live peacefully, but when a disease begins activating in its victims everything they thought they’d escaped, they are sent away and never seen again. When Silas (Hoult) is infected, he becomes an outcast, but he notices one person who seems to understand what he’s going through, Nia (Stewart), who is able to hide her emotions. The only way for them to ensure their survival is to escape.
Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Paramount’s Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo as King and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson.
Ribisi will play Lee C. White, an adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was critical to the presidential strategies revolving around the civil rights movement.
Ava DuVernay is directing
Now You See Me 2
Jon M. Chu is in talks with Lionsgate to direct “Now You See Me 2,” which is set for a fall start.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Mark Ruffalo have been signed to reprise their roles from last year’s comedy-drama
Rebel Wilson is set to join Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in the Sony action-comedy “Grimsby.”
The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen & Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnston and Peter Baynham.
The Whole Truth
Courtney Hunt’s courtroom drama The Whole Truth has reset with Keanu Reeves in the lead. Sources close to the project tell me Reeves will now play the role of a defense attorney who fights to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father. Previously cast Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), and Gabriel Basso (Super 8, Kings of Summer) are still in place opposite Reeves
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