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Film Casting: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, Lizzy Caplan in NOW YOU SEE ME 2

Lizzy Caplan

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Now You See Me 2, and other films have all 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.


Rob McElhenney has closed a significant deal at Legendary Pictures to make his feature directorial and screenwriting debut…It’s a family action adventure about an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life.

Now You See Me 2

Masters Of Sex star Lizzy Caplan is in final negotiations to play the female lead in the John M. Chu-directed Now You See Me 2 for Summit/Lionsgate. It’s a big opportunity for her, and she will replace Isla Fisher, who dropped out because she is pregnant.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Javier Bardem is in talks to join Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale…to be helmed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg.

Love May Fail

Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Love May Fail, a novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick that Mike White has adapted…In Quick’s novel, a woman who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was ended forcibly after a classroom scandal.


Jeffrey Hatcher has been set to script Megiddo, the WWI tale…The film is an epic adventure set against the Sinai Campaign of World War I and is based on a treatment by [Matti Leshem]

Hunter’s Prayer

Odeya Rush has been cast in action-thriller Hunter’s Prayer as Ella, a young girl who teams up with the assassin hired to wipe out her family to find the person responsible. Jonathan Mostow is helming…which has Sam Worthington in place to play Lucas, the contract killer who helps Ella navigate the tangled web of hitmen and thugs on her quest for justice.

I Saw the Light

Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has rounded out its cast, adding David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, James Dumont and Wrenn Schmidt.

Krumholtz…plays James Dolan, a New York journalist who in the course of a tough interview with William’s finds himself toe to toe with the country legend.

Pais plays Dore Schary, one-time production president of MGM, who tries to convince Williams to be a movie star.

Dumont will play a music promoter and small town mayor named WB Nolan who is forced to strong arm a performance out of the debilitated singer.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Deadline

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