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Film Casting: TED 2, Theo James in UNDERWORLD 5

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Ted 2, Underworld 5, 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.

Ted 2

Morgan Freeman is set to join the cast of Universal and MRC’s “Ted 2.”…sources say Freeman would play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.

Seth MacFarlane, who is back writing, directing and voicing the titular vulgar teddy bear…“Ted 2 stars Mark Wahlberg and the the majority of the original supporting cast. Actress Amanda Seyfried has also joined the R-rated comedy

Co-written by Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild

Finding Dory

Dominic West and Idris Elba have been added to the voice cast of Finding Dory

Which roles West and Elba are playing is unknown…Other actors added for the sequel include Ty Burrell as beluga whale Dory, and Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton as Dory’s parents. Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, and Willem Dafoe all return from the original.

Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton is directing the follow-up, along with Angus MacLane (Toy Story of Terror).

I Saw The Light

Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast of RatPac Entertainment and Bron Studios’ I Saw The Light, the film about the life of country western singer Hank Williams…Tom Hiddleston nabbed the Williams role…Olsen will play Williams’ wife Audrey Mae. Marc Abraham is directing from his own script.

All We Had

Katie Holmes optioned the mother-daughter tale All We Had by Annie Weatherwax…[and] has been set to make it her directorial debut, and she also will star.

Underworld 5

The Divergent actor is attached as the lead in the fifth film in the vampire action franchise…James, who played a vampire named David in 2013’s Underworld: Awakening, will be the central character in the new film, which is not a reboot but rather an expansion of the existing universe. Sources say there was an option on James because of his work on the previous film, and he’ll star opposite two new female characters.

Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Variety, Deadline

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