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Film Casting: MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, WAKE, Nicolas Cage in SNOWDEN Film

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The Magnificent Seven, Wake, Snowden, and other movies 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.

Ali & Nino

Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) has joined the cast of Asif Kapadia’s epic love story Ali & Nino.


Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden in the role of a former U.S. Intelligence official.

Officer Downe

Kim Coates has been tapped to play the title character in Officer Downe, an indie adaptation…M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is making his feature directing debut with the pic about an LA supercop routinely killed in the line of duty who is resurrected and sent back out into the fray time after time. Casey (Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben 10: Omniverse) wrote the script

The Magnificent Seven

Haley Bennett has been set to play the female lead opposite an ensemble headed by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in the Antoine Fuqua-directed The Magnificent Seven for MGM.

In the pic, a town is taken over by a ruthless gold mining baron and his thugs. She plays the widow of a man who was murdered, and hires a bounty hunter to get rid of the baron and his thugs, and gives the bounty hunter enough money to pay six gunmen to help him in the cause.


Piper Perabo has been cast opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Kingsley in Wake, an indie thriller from director John Pogue. When the Forrester family reunites for a relative’s wake, they are unnerved by the arrival of the dead man’s brother, Red (Willis), a diagnosed sociopath who made their lives a living hell until he disappeared years ago. But when the family comes under siege from some deadly associates of the deceased, they’re glad to have Red on their side. Perabo will play Claire Forrester, the dead man’s widow who is also a former lover of Red’s. Cameron Monaghan and Ellen Burstyn also star.


British director Marc Munden is in talks to direct FilmNation’s science-fiction thriller “Aether.”

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Source: Variety, Deadline

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