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Film Casting: METHUSELAH, VILLAIN, Tom Hardy is Al Capone in FONZO

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Methuselah, Villain, Fonzo, and Other Film Casting News

Methuselah, Villain, Fonzo, 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.

The Old Man and the Gun

Robert Redford has been cast as Forrest Tucker. Forrest Tucker was a real-life criminal. Tucker successfully broke out of prison eighteen times (including San Quentin State Prison at the age of seventy) and robbed banks for a living.

Casey Affleck’s role in the film is unspecified but he might be playing a younger version of Tucker.

The Old Man and the Gun, based on David Grann’s 2003 The New Yorker article, was written and will be directed by David Lowery.

Deadpool 2

David Leitch is being consider to replace Tim Miller as the director of Deadpool 2.

Fonzo

Tom Hardy has been cast as prohibition-era mob boss Alfonse Capone. Hardy will play Capone in the final days of his life, as “dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.”

Fonzo was written and is being directed by Josh Trank.

The Divorce Party

Thomas Cocquerel has been cast as a divorcee that has just exited his marriage.

Matilda Lutz has been cast as Thomas Cocquerel’s former wedding planner.

Claire Holt has been cast as Thomas Cocquerel’s wife.

The Divorce Party will be directed by Hughes William Thompson and was written by Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison.

Sharon Tate and the Manson Murder

Kate Bosworth has been cast as actress and model Sharon Tate. Bosworth, in the biopic, will portray Tate during various points in her career, marriage to Roman Polanski, and other relationships in the movie and television industries.

It is unclear how much of her murder at the hands of the Mansion family will be part of the film.

Michael Polish is writing and directing the film based on Greg King’s book.

Villain

Casey Affleck has been cast in the leading role. Affleck plays the victim of a home invasion. After his family is killed and he survives two bullets to the head, Affleck’s character develops a unique ability. That ability is being able to see into the past, present, and future of a person. He uses that gift to fight crime in his city. As his mystique grows, many begin to question whether he is a do-gooding vigilante or a villain.

Mikael Marcimain is directing the film.

Affleck wrote the script for the film and he is also producing it.

The Lady and the Panda

Rebecca Ferguson has been cast Ruth Harkness. Ruth Harkness was the first person to obtain and transport a live panda out of China.

When the 1930s New York socialite loses her wealthy husband unexpectedly, she takes over his expedition to China. Ignoring the dictates of society, she joins forces with an unproven but dashing Chinese guide, Quentin Young. They travel down the Yangtze and deep into the uncharted Himalayas where they rescue an orphaned baby panda. When Ruth takes it back to the U.S., she creates a nationwide sensation but before long realizes the animals are best preserved in their natural habitat.

Justin Chadwick is directing the film.

Laura Bickford and Holly Gent Palmo wrote the script for the film along with Chadwick (based on Harkness’ original correspondences).

Malicious

Bojana Novakovic, Melissa Bolona, Josh Stewart, Delroy Lindo, and Yvette Yates have been cast in the film in unspecified roles.

Michael Winnick wrote and will direct the film.

Methuselah

Joachim Rønning has been selected as the director of writers David Heyman and Zach Dean’s bible film.

Once the film is rewritten a few more times, Tom Cruise is attached to star as the title character. Cruise will star as Methuselah, “a man who lived for almost 1,000 years without ageing, all while developing a set of unparalleled survival skills.”

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