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Film Casting: THE PURGE 3, Woody Allen Film, Ali Larter in RESIDENT EVIL 6

Ali Larter Resident Evil Afterlife

The Purge 3, An Untitled Woody Allen, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, 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 Promise

Charlotte Le Bon has landed the female lead alongside Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in the epic love story “The Promise”

Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”).

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between brilliant medical student Michael (Isaac), the beautiful and sophisticated Ana (Le Bon), and Paris-based American journalist Chris (Bale).

20th Century Women

Billy Crudup has just been set for the male lead in 20th Century Women, the film that Beginners helmer Mike Mills wrote and will direct for Annapurna. Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig play the female leads.

The pic is set in 1979 and follows a single mother named Dorothea (Bening) as she struggles to raise her troubled teenage son. Crudup plays one of her boarders. He rents the bungalow out behind the main house. A former hippie who now seems like a bit of slacker, with no real direction in life, he’s the hunky handyman type — a skilled mechanic, carpenter, plumber and electrician — but he’s got a sweet side. That makes him appealing to Dorothea and the other ladies.

Your Time Is Up

Kathleen Robertson has been steadily carving out a parallel second career as a writer…she has sold to Lionsgate TV the dramedy project Your Time Is Up, which has sought-after actress Christina Applegate attached to star. Written by Robertson…Your Time Is Up is described as a family saga in the vein of Six Feet Under centering around complex and unconventional psychologist Imogen Hobbs.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Ali Larter is set to reprise as Claire Redfield in the final chapter of the Screen Gems post-apocalyptic franchise Resident Evil, with Paul W.S. Anderson back to direct a script he wrote.

The Purge 3

Frank Grillo is in final negotiations to return to star in…”The Purge 3.”

“The Purge” franchise creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel.

In “Anarchy,” Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of the Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins.

Untitled Woody Allen film

Woody Allen announced the cast of his upcoming film…revealing a roster that includes “Ant-Man” actor Corey Stoll and “The House of Yes” actress Parker Posey.

Stoll and Posey join a cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg.

Blake Lively, Jeannie Berlin and Ken Stott are also among the cast. Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick, and Paul Schneider are co-starring in the project.

Ronda Rousey Bio-Film

Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Rousey’s New York Times bestselling autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” with Rousey playing herself.

Mark Bomback on board to adapt the book

“My Fight/Your Fight” is an inspirational story celebrating the accomplishments of Rousey, who faced extraordinary challenges on her path to glory.

Secret Agent

The 1930s period drama is to be directed by top Korean director Kim Jee-woon and star acting icon Song Kang-ho

Set in Korea during the 20th century Japanese colonial era, the film will star Song and Gong Yoo (“The Suspect”).

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