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Film Casting: LEGO BATMAN, GHOSTBUSTERS, Andy Muschietti directing IT

Andy Muschietti

Lego Batman, Ghostbusters, It, 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.


Andy Muschietti is in talks to replace Cary Fukunaga on New Line’s two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s “It”

Will Poulter is no longer attached to star as Pennywise the Clown but he could return depending on his schedule, if he fits Muschietti’s vision for the character. New Line will soon hire a writer to tailor the project to that vision.

Fukunaga exited the project over Memorial Day weekend due to creative differences stemming from a reduction in budget

Lego Batman

Michael Cera is nearing a deal to voice Batman’s sidekick Robin in the studio’s animated movie “Lego Batman”

Chris McKay is directing the film, which will find Will Arnett returning to voice Batman, just as he did in “The Lego Movie.”

Seth Grahame-Smith…wrote the script.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Cody Walker…has been cast in Mario Van Peebles’ “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” an history-based drama starring Nicolas Cage

Both crew and captain were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days while attempting to deliver parts for the atomic bomb later dropped on Hiroshima.

Cody will play one of the brave men who suffered shark attacks and starvation on the mission.

The Crucifixion

Sophie Cookson is in negotiations to star in Xavier Gens’ supernatural thriller “The Crucifixion”

The film is based on the true story of a priest who was convicted of murdering a nun after performing an exorcism on her. Cookson will play a young journalist investigating the bizarre case.

Gens (“Hitman”) is directing “The Crucifixion”


Dan Aykroyd has joined the cast of Paul Feig’s female-led “Ghostbusters” movie [via a cameo]

Matt Walsh and Michael Kenneth Williams have signed on to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. Sources say that they will play agents respectively named Rourke and Hawkins who vie to quell the Ghostbusters when they get out of hand.

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