Po, War on Everyone, X-Men: Apocalypse, 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.
Olivia Munn has been cast as Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, in Bryan Singer‘s “X-Men: Apocalypse”
Psylocke is a mutant with telepathic abilities and ninja-like skills.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Nina Arianda…will join the cast of Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins opposite Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The Pathe-financed film follows the true story of Jenkins (Streep), who used her wealth and high-society connections at the turn of the 20th century to gain traction as a singer. There was one catch: She couldn’t actually sing. Grant plays her butler and best friend. Arianda will play Agnes Stark, a sexy showgirl trying to work her way into the social stratosphere with the help of her husband. When she first hears Florence’s singing, she cannot help but laugh, but eventually she becomes one of her biggest supporters.
Jayma Mays (Glee) has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in Mena…Mays will play Dana Sibota, the Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. Foul-mouthed, unreasonable, demanding and the kind of boss everyone hates, she desperately wants to take Seal down.
War On Everyone
Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) has been set as the female lead opposite Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena in John Michael McDonagh’s indie feature War On Everyone. The film revolves around two corrupt cops who make money blackmailing criminals — until they come up against one who might be far more dangerous than they are. Thompson will play a former stripper who ultimately ends up in a relationship with Terry (Skarsgard).
Kaitlin Doubleday is set to co-star in the John Asher autism drama “Po.”
Christopher Gorham also stars in pic that follows a recently widowed man who must learn to cope with becoming a single father to his 9-year-old autistic son.
The original script was penned by Colin Goldman from a story that Goldman and Steve C. Roberts developed.
Beauty and the Beast
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been tapped to play the feather duster Plumette in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast”
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