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Film Casting: THE 5th WAVE, Scoot McNairy in BATMAN V SUPERMAN, & More

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The 5th Wave, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, 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.

The 5th Wave

Nick Robinson, quickly emerging as one of the town’s rising actors and is currently shooting Jurassic World, and British newcomer Alex Roe are in negotiations to join Chloe Grace Moretz in The 5th Wave…Robinson will play Zombie, a boy on which Cassie has a school crush but who is now a ruthless paramilitary killer of aliens.

Roe will play Evan, a boy who may have the key to the aliens’ weakness.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Versatile actor Scoot McNairy is joining Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, though nobody at Warner Bros will confirm it or tell us what the role is.

Look Away

Nick Frost (The World’s End), Hope Davis (Louder Than Words) and Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) have been set to star in the black comedy Look Away, in which Clemens will play a young woman suffering from so-called “selective blindness” that leaves her unable to see her own mother (Davis). In search of a cure, she sees a therapist (Frost), who’s in love with her and, having Asperger’s, is unable to empathize.

Black Mass project

Kevin Bacon…[has] joined the cast of WB’s untitled Black Mass project opposite Johnny Depp as notorious Irish mobster Whitey Bulger, whose relationship with FBI agent John Connolly allowed him to evade law enforcement and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. Bacon will play Charles McGuire, the FBI Special Agent in charge of the Boston field office and John Connelly’s boss.

Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy 

Jason Bateman has inked a deal with Universal to star in and direct the Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy, marking his third film as director after debut Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang.


Jena Malone has taken the lead role in Claire, an American remake of Eric Rohmer’s 1982 French pic Le Beau Mariage…Story follows an eccentric young woman in her 20s living in Long Island with her aunt and teenage cousin. Fed up with her married painter lover, Claire sets her sights on a man she barely knows with aims to get herself married.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Novelist Jenny Han’s YA book To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before…Adapting the book will be writer Annie Neal, who made the Black List last year with her script Beauty Queen, about an unhappily married woman who road trips to Vegas with her bestie to compete in the Miss Married America competition.


Steve Pink (Accepted, Hot Tub Time Machine) has been tapped to direct Disney’s Overnight, about a father and son who win an inaugural sleepover in a toy store the same night thieves decide to rob it.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Deadline

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