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Film Casting: INFERNO, KICKBOXER, Kate Hudson & Kerry Washington in UNFORGETTABLE

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Inferno, Kickboxer, Unforgettable, 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.


Noah Schnapp (of Spielberg’s new Cold War thriller) is voicing Charlie Brown, Hadley Belle Miller (“Sofia the First”) is Lucy, Alexander Garfin (of the stage show “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) is playing Linus, Mariel Sheets is Charlie Brown’s sister Sally, Noah Johnston (Monsters University) is Schroedger, A.J. Tecce (Raising Ethan) is Pig-Pen, Mar Mar (“Austin & Ally”) voices Franklin, newcomer Venus Schultheis voices Peppermint Patty with Rebecca Bloom (“Annie”) as her friend Marcie. There’s also William Alexander Wunsch as Shermy, Anastasia Bredikhina and Madisyn Shipman as Patty & Violet and Francesca Capaldi (“Dog with the Blog”) as Charlie Brown’s crush Red-Haired Girl.


Jean-Claude Van Damme is returning to the world of Kickboxer

The actor is in final negotiations to join the cast of Kickboxer, a franchise remake featuring Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista and X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Alain Moussi. John Stockwell is directing.

Van Damme is not the student but the master and is replacing Thai action star Tony Jaa, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Kickboxer follows Kurt Sloan (Moussi), a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista).

Van Damme will play a new version of Master Chow, who teaches Sloan the art of the kick.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre…is also in the cast.

Untitled Comedy

Sony has bought a pitch from Mosaic as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell.

Based on an original idea developed internally at Mosaic and currently untitled, the comedy centers around the intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company.

The screenplay will be written by David Guion and Michael Handelman.


Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) is in early talks to star opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s Inferno. Picture will be the third installment based on the Dan Brown series of novels best known for the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code book and film.

In Inferno, Harvard symbologist Henry Langdon (Hanks) awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the role Jones is being considered for, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.

David Koepp wrote the script.

The Danish Girl

Amber Heard is in talks to join Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl for the strong supporting role of Oola opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Testament Of Youth).

Inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, Danish Girl is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay.

Hunter’s Prayer

Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game) has joined Jonathan Mostow’s Hunter’s Prayer, alongside Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush. Adapted from Kevin Wignall’s novel For The Dogs by Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris, the film tells the story of Lucas, a hired assassin (Worthington) sent to target Ella (Rush). Instead, he bonds with her and cannot carry out his assignment. Lucas is then targeted, and the pair flee across Europe. Leech will play the role of Lucas’ former employer.


Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington are set to join British director Amma Asante’s Unforgettable for Warner Bros.

“Belle” director Amma Asante is set to direct the film, which centers on a man whose new wife is menaced by his ex-wife.

Christina Hodson is writing the script

Ma Loute

Bruno Dumont (“Camille Claudel 1915?) will next helm “Ma Loute,” a burlesque period comedy in the vein of his critically-aclaimed TV series “Li’l Quinquin”

Set at the beginning of the 20th century, in a seaside village of the North of France, pic centers around the forbidden romance between Maloute and Billie who belong to two family clans who hate each other. On one hand, there are The Belforts, modest fishermen and cannibals, and on the other, the Van Peteghems, upper-class bourgeois known for being consanguineous and crazy thieves. Embroiled in raft of mysterious disappearances, the families are being investigated by two cops.

Untitled bank heist thriller

Matt Reeves has signed on to direct an untitled bank heist thriller at Fox that is based on an original pitch by Matt Charman

The storyline is being kept under wraps, but it is described as in the vein of Heat and Dog Day Afternoon.

Reeves is expected to do the bank heist film after a Planet of the Apes sequel [the third film]

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Variety, Deadline


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