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Film Casting: STEVE JOBS, PATIENT ZERO, Sophie Turner & More in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Alexandra Shipp Sophie Turner Tye Sheridan

Steve Jobs, Patient Zero, X-Men: Apocalypse, and other movies 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.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer tweeted…that Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan will suit up for X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment in the ever-growing Fox franchise. The filmmaker said Shipp will mutate into Storm, Turner is Jean Grey and Sheridan has his eye on Cyclops…Singer is back as director, helming a script by Simon Kinberg from a story written by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.

Dirty Grandpa

Dirty Grandpa has added The Mindy Project alum Adam Pally to the family…Actor and comedian Pally will play [Zac Efron]’s crass and crude thirtysomething cousin in a cast that also includes Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch and Dermot Mulroney.

Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show) is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips.

Patient Zero

Stanley Tucci has contracted for the villain role in Screen Gems’ Patient Zero, starring opposite Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith. Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the Mike Le-scripted action thriller

In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.

Tucci plays a deliciously evil role: a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.

Doctor Strange

Chiwetel Ejiofor…is being courted by Marvel to take on an unspecified role in the company’s Doctor Strange

Several sources have intoned that Ejiofor is wanted for a villainous role, but some insiders have pooh-poohed that. The villain is likely to be classic bad guy Baron Mordo, a sorcerer’s pupil whose next-in-line status is usurped by Strange, thus making him the physician’s mortal enemy.

Another possibility is the role of the Ancient One, a semi-immortal mystic who mentors Strange and is the sorcerer supreme of this dimension.

Scott Derrickson is directing the movie

Steve Jobs

Sarah Snook is in negotiations to play Steve Jobs’ trusted publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs”

Michael Fassbender will star as Jobs, while Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet will co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Mac marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, respectively.

The cast also includes Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan (at different ages) and “Inherent Vice” breakout Katherine Waterston as her mother, Chrisann Brennan.

Cunningham began working with Jobs on the launch of the Apple Macintosh in 1983. She continued to work closely with Apple as a client and recounted her experiences at the company for Jobs’ official biographer Walter Isaacson and “Steve Jobs” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

The film will feature Cunningham fighting to turn off the emergency exit lights in the presentation halls at Jobs’ behest so that he could display his new products in complete darkness.

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Source: Deadline, Hollywoodreporter, Thewrap


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