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Film Casting: SPIDER-MAN, STRATTON, Ben Affleck Writing / Directing Batman Film

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Spider-Man, Stratton, Batman film, 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.

Batman film

Ben Affleck is teaming up with Geoff Johns to co-write a stand-alone Batman movie that Affleck will direct and star in after he completes his longstanding plan to helm his scripted adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night.

they are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer, prior to Affleck going off to direct Live By Night in November…The Batman movie would shoot after he finishes Live By Night, and the plot would reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman V Superman and Justice League

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Alison Sudol…has been tapped to join Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Sudol will play Queenie, the sister of Tina (Waterston). The two women meet Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when the magizoologist makes a stop in New York on his travels to find and document fantastic beasts.


Dominic Cooper has been tapped to replace Henry Cavill in the action-thriller Stratton, the movie based on the series of novels by ex-SBS agent Duncan Falconer…[Dominic Cooper will star] as John Stratton, an operative of the SBS who works with the Intelligence Detachment in Northern Ireland…Austin Stowell will co-star as his U.S. counterpart and Simon West is still directing.

Speech & Debate

Liam James is reteaming with producer Sycamore Pictures for Speech & Debate…Dan Harris…will direct from a script by [Stephen Karam]. Sarah Steele (Eli Gold’s smart-ass daughter in The Good Wife) will reprise her star-making performance from the original 2007 Roundabout Theatre Company production. Completing the cast is Austin McKenzie

Speech & Debate follows three misfit high-schoolers frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board. Banding together, they revive a defunct school debate club to take on the world. Blogging, blackmail and Broadway belting drive the trio’s bond in this wickedly funny, smartly insightful and sympathetic teen comedy.

La La Land

Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe and Callie Hernandez have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical film set in contemporary Los Angeles and starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as the aspiring actress he falls in love with. The catch: the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discover that balancing love and art in such a cutthroat climate isn’t easy.

Mizuno, Rothe and Hernandez have been cast as Stone’s three roommates.

Good Time

Robert Pattinson has been cast in “Good Time,” a new caper film from indie filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie

Pattinson will play a bankrobber named Connie who is trying to evade the police as they close in on him…Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script.


Marisa Tomei is in final negotiations to play Aunt May

In the Spider-Man comic books, May Reilly Parker-Jameson, better known as Aunt May, is the adoptive parent of the orphaned Peter Parker, raising him with love, and serving as his moral compass.

Sony and Marvel’s new films will feature a younger Peter Parker, who is just a freshman in high school. Therefore, the studios seem to also be aiming for a younger Aunt May to present an updated, more contemporary version of the character.

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