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Film Casting: KILL OR BE KILLED, THE GOLDFINCH, Rob Lowe Directing THE BAD SEED Remake, & More

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Kill or Be Killed, The Goldfinch, The Bad Seed, and Other Film Casting News

Kill or Be Killed, The Goldfinch, The Bad Seed, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

The Bad Seed

Rob Lowe has been selected to direct and cast as the father of a young, evil teen girl.

Barbara Marshall wrote the screenplay for this remake, based on the novel by William Marsh.

The Bad Seed‘s plot synopsis: “In the story, a terrible event happens at the young Emma’s…school and her father (Lowe) has to question everything he knows about Emma. Can he keep her involvement a secret or will he have to stop her from harming others?”

The Goldfinch

Willa Fitzgerald been been cast as Kitsey Barbour.

Fitzgerald joins already cast Ansel Elgort and Aneurin Barnard in a John Crowley-directed film.

The Goldfinch‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Donna Tartt, “Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.”

Kill or Be Killed

Chad Stahelski may be set to direct this comic book adaptation.

Dan Casey is set to write the screenplay for the film.

Kill or Be Killed‘s plot synopsis: based on the comic book series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, “Kill or Be Killed tells the twisted story of a young man who attempts suicide only to be rescued from death by a demon who demands he continue killing for him in order to stay alive. As he is forced to kill bad people, he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones.”


Tyson Ritter has been cast as a homeless man that aides Riley North (Jennifer Garner) on her journey for revenge.

Peppermint‘s plot synopsis: “Peppermint, which follows Riley North (Garner), whose life was destroyed when gunmen, working for a drug dealer, kill her family and she spends the next five years training to return to Los Angeles to retaliate.”

Chad St. John wrote the screenplay for the Pierre Morel-directed film.


Tyson Ritter has been cast as a disruptive neighbor whom Gloria (Julianne Moore) meets during her journey of self-discovery, companionship-seeking, and love.

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