Movie Casting

Film Casting: THE CONJURING 2, TOY STORY 4, Doug Liman directing GAMBIT

Doug Liman Gambit Comic Book

The Conjuring 2, Toy Story 4, Gambit, 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 Conjuring 2

Abhi Sinha has been cast in the role of Harry Whitmark in “The Conjuring 2”

Sinha’s character will assist Maurice (Simon McBurney) and Anita (Franka Potente), two paranormal investigators who work alongside the Warren’s, in their research.

Toy Story 4

Patricia Arquette is in talks to join the voice cast of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4”

Middle School

Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham have been cast in the big-screen adaptation of James Patterson‘s best-selling series, “Middle School”

Other cast members include Thomas Barbusca (“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”), Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner, Alexa Nisenson and Griffin Gluck.

The first part of the series, “Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life,” follows Rafe Khatchadorian (Gluck) as he battles bullies, hormones and the tyrannical Principal Dwight (Daly). Graham will play Rafe’s mother Jules, with Riggle playing her boyfriend, Bear.

Steve Carr will direct the film from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden.

The Headhunter’s Calling

Maxwell Jenkins is set to play Gerard Butler‘s 10-year-old son in “The Headhunter’s Calling”

The Mark Williams-directed drama follows a corporate headhunter (Butler) who’s focused more on his job than his family but puts his career on hold when his child is diagnosed with cancer.

Lee Daniels‘ biopic of Richard Pryor

Tracy Morgan is in talks to play comedian Redd Foxx in Lee Daniels‘ biopic of Richard Pryor

Mike Epps will star as Pryor, while Kate Hudson will play his wife, Jennifer Pryor. Eddie Murphy and Taraji P. Henson will co-star as Pryor’s parents, though Oprah Winfrey will play the woman who raised him — his grandmother.

In the film, Foxx will be depicted as a brash comedian who owned a local comedy club and encouraged Pryor to open up in his act and embrace his culture.

Doctor Strange

Amy Landecker has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”


Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) is in talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Paramount’s sci-fi movie “Annihilation,” …from…director Alex Garland

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