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Film Casting: READY PLAYER ONE, 100 BULLETS, Leonardo DiCaprio in DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

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Ready Player One, 100 Bullets, The Devil in the White City, 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 Devil in the White City

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s planned serial killer movie “The Devil in the White City”

Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips”) adapted Erik Larson’s 2003 nonfiction book “The Devil In the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America”

DiCaprio will play Dr. H.H. Holmes, a prolific serial killer who stalked the fairgrounds at Chicago’s World’s Fair in 1893. Holmes worked for the producer/architect of the World’s Fair, so he had intimate knowledge of the location. The charming sociopath is rumored to have killed up to 200 people and studied the remains for science.

Going in Style

Ann-Margret has joined the cast of Zach Braff’s “Going in Style” remake as Alan Arkin’s love interest

Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star as lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank that bilked them out of their hard-earned pensions.

Matt Dillon will play the FBI agent pursuing the elderly trio, while Joey King (Braff’s “Wish I Was Here”) will play Caine’s granddaughter.

The Ted Melfi-scripted New Line comedy is a remake of Martin Brest’s 1979 film

The Promise

Angela Sarafyan has been cast as Oscar Isaac’s wife in the epic love story “The Promise”

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” deals with the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac stars alongside Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the latter of whom serves as the center of a love triangle.

Sarafyan has closed a deal to play Isaac’s wife from an arranged marriage.

Pitching Tents

Pitching Tents stars Michael Grant in the lead role, along with Jim Norton as the guidance counselor and Eric Allan Kramer as the father. Also starring are Booboo Stewart, Jonathan Lipnicki, Marco James, Samantha Basalari, Spencer Daniels and Vincent Pastore. From Meritage Pictures, it’s directed by Jacob Cooney from a script by Jayme Petrille and Rob Fox.

War Machine

Topher Grace has been set to play Brad Pitt’s wingman in Netflix’s war-on-terror-themed black comedy War Machine…Pitt stars as a four-star rock star U.S. general patterned after Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and Grace has been set to play his civilian press adviser. David Michod wrote and directed

 

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  • mermaid

    About 5 or 6 years ago I picked up a used copy of “The Devil in the White City.” Couldn’t put it down.

    Even then, I felt DiCaprio would be perfect for the role of “the villain” because of his character in “Catch Me If You Can.” Of course, I knew that the man in Erik Larson’s book was a real person, and a truly evil one.

    It is very eerie thinking of the events in this story. Two brilliant, handsome, charming men, with very different values and actions.

    Larson is a brilliant storyteller and chronicler of history’s tragedies.

    If this film is created with more subtlety on the violence, taking place in our imagination, as we see and hear flashes of the horror, rather than something truly grotesque, I think it will be far more macabre.

    I loved Scorcese’s “Hugo.” He is truly a master. Combined with DiCaprio, it should be superb.

    What is the name of the casting agency(s) involved in this film production?

    Thank you for listening.

    Dianna

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