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Film Casting: THE LONGEST RIDE, THE WOMAN IN GOLD, SICARIO, SELMA

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The Longest Ride, The Woman in Gold, Sicario, Selma, 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 Gray Man

Anthony [Russo] and Joe Russo…are set to write and direct an adaptation of Mark Greaney’s spy thriller novel The Gray Man for Sony.

The Man Who Sued God

Larry Charles (Curb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeld, Borat) has been hired to write a remake of The Man Who Sued God, the 2001 Australian film that was a tidy hit in its home country when released almost fifteen years ago.

And while the decision hasn’t been made yet, Charles could end up directing as well

Alice in Wonderland 2 (Alice: Through the Looking Glass)

James Bobin (The Muppets) is directing and original stars Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska will return.

Rumors have run rampant that Sacha Baron Cohen could be playing a role and, apparently, they’re true. He’s also being joined by Rhys Ifans, who’ll be playing the father of Depp’s Mad Hatter…They report Baron Cohen will be playing a villain named “Time” and Helena Bonham Carter will be back as well. Ifans’ character’s name is called Zanik Hightopp, “who cannot hide his bright-colored hair beneath a top hat.” Sounds very much like his son, the Mad Hatter, who’ll once again be at the center of this Alice story.

The Woman in Gold

Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, “Game of Thrones” thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from “Downton Abbey” have joined the cast of “Woman in Gold,”…Other cast additions include Antje Traue (“Man of Steel”), Moritz Bleibtreu (“Kill Your Friends”) and Jonathan Pryce (“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise)…The cast includes Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes and Tatiana Maslany. The director is Simon Curtis, who helmed the Oscar-nominated “My Week With Marilyn.”

Selma

Cuba Gooding Jr. is set to play famed civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray in Paramount Pictures’ Selma, a feature drama about Martin Luther King’s 1965 landmark voting rights campaign…Gray came to prominence while working alongside King during that period. Gooding joins previously cast David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey and Martin Sheen in the pic produced by Plan B and Winfrey. Ava DuVernay is directing from a script she rewrote from Paul Webb’s original version.

Sicario

Josh Brolin has joined Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt in the Denis Villenueve-directed Sicario...Brolin plays Matt, a CIA guy who runs the task force that recruits Blunt’s character from a SWAT squad out of Tucson. Del Toro plays a mysterious and lethal character who is working with Matt’s team to take out a powerful cartel figure.

Chocolate City

Chocolate City has found its lead in rapper-actor Romeo Miller, AKA Lil’ Romeo. [Romeo Miller] will play Devin, a young college student who’s lured into the world of male exotic dancing to pay the bills. Newcomer Eurika Pratts (Gang of Roses 2, Basketball Girlfriends) has also been cast as Carmen, the girlfriend whose relationship with Devin becomes strained by his new career.

The Longest Ride

Jack Huston has been set to star in The Longest Ride, Fox 2000’s adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks tale that will be directed by George Tillman…Huston will play the young Ira in a tale that brings together two intertwining love stories.

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Source: Variety, Deadline

 

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