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Film Casting: THE EMIGRANTS, SPIDER-MAN, Jamie Foxx in BLINK

The Emigrants, Spider-Man, Blink, 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.

Captain America: Civil War


Asa Butterfield will presumably make his first appearance in Civil War next May followed by a solo Spider-Man movie with Sony and MCU characters

Marvel was looking for a younger actor to step into the role of Peter Parker to capitalize on a time period in Spider-Man’s life that has been underplayed on screen. This new, younger Peter Parker will be able to spend some time in high school before venturing out into the greater world.

The Emigrants

Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) is set to adapt Vilhelm Moberg’s acclaimed novel The Emigrants…The Emigrants tells the story of Kristina and her husband Karl-Oskar, who emigrate from Sweden to America in the 1850s. Determined to flee poverty, religious persecution, and social oppression, they head across the Atlantic in search of a better life…Petter Skavlan (Kon Tiki) is writing the script

Psycho Killer

screenwriter Andrew Kevin [is writing] Walker’s Psycho Killer, a serial killer thriller…The story follows a nameless murderer, wearing a nightmarish mask, randomly murdering people across the U.S. in an attempt to secure his passage to hell. A patrolman’s pregnant wife, a fellow police officer, witnesses the killer murdering her husband and seeks to bring him to justice. Gavin Polone…is directing.

Three Seconds

David Oyelowo (Selma) has joined the cast of Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst’s feature debut Three Seconds opposite the previously announced Luke Evans

Matt Cook and Rowan Joffe have penned the screenplay.

Three Seconds follows the story of a man forced undercover in prison as part of a FBI operation, who then has to escape on his own after he is abandoned during the mission. Oyelowo will play Detective Lt. Edward Grens, an anti-social NYPD detective who quickly begins unravelling the FBI’s operation after the murder of a fellow officer.

Tom’s Dad

Will Ferrell has been set to star in comedy Tom’s Dad for Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström.

The story is set in 1960s Nevada, where Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act that involves circus animals. When his ex-wife departs on a three-week trip, he’s forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship. Martin Casella (One Night Stand) wrote the original screenplay with revisions by Clarke.


Jamie Foxx has been cast in director Noam Murro’s heist movie Blink. Foxx…will play a hospital caregiver whose patient is the victim of a bank robbery who it turns out has ulterior motives.

Blink was a 2014 Black List script by Hernany Perla.

Heaven Sent

Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) has just been cast as the female lead of Edmund Entin and Gary Entin’s Heaven Sent…Gort will play Sarah Fitzpatrick, who discovers her name is missing from a list of people waiting to be admitted to into heaven. Without even being given the time to come to terms with her death, she’s sent back to Earth as an angel to find out why she’s been left off the list — and the only person who can see her is her ex-boyfriend.

The Birth Of A Nation

Katie Garfield has joined the cast of The Birth Of A Nation, written and directed by and starring Nate Parker. She will appear opposite Parker, Armie Hammer as Elizabeth Turner, daughter of plantation owner Hammer and Penelope Ann Miller. Katie’s character develops a friendship with the wife of slave Nat Turner (Parker).


Anna Friel will play Pierce Brosnan’s wife and James Frecheville is his nemesis in I.T., a revenge techno-thriller from director John Moore. Brosnan plays Mike Ryan, a self-made businessman whose company is on the verge of changing the aircraft-leasing business when his relationship with a young tech consultant (Frecheville) sours. The dude begins stalking Mike’s daughter (Stefanie Scott) and using technology to threaten his family, his business and his life.

scripted by Dan Kay and William Wisher Jr.


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