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Film Casting: THE SHOWER, HACKSAW RIDGE, Timothy Olyphant in MOTHER’S DAY

Timothy Olyphant

The Shower, Hacksaw Ridge, Mother’s Day, 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.

Why Him?

Bryan Cranston will star alongside James Franco in the 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps comedy “Why Him?”

The film follows a Midwestern dad (Cranston) who travels to visit his daughter at college, only to find himself in conflict with her tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).

John Hamburg is directing in addition to co-writing the script with Ian Helfer.

The Girl on the Train

Haley Bennett is in negotiations to play Megan alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train”

War of the Planet of the Apes

Gabriel Chavarria is in talks to play one of two new human leads in “War of the Planet of the Apes”

Matt Reeves returns to direct

Mark Bomback wrote the script, though it’s unclear which characters will return aside from Andy Serkis’ motion-captured Caesar.


Lea Seydoux is in talks to play the female lead opposite Channing Tatum in 20th Century Fox’s comic book movie “Gambit”

Seydoux [is] up for the coveted role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, who is Gambit’s first love.

Rupert Wyatt is directing “Gambit”

In the “Gambit” comics, Bella Donna became the head of the Assassin’s Guild

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife…will star Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl and Johan Heldenbergh

Niki Caro (“McFarland, USA”) will direct from a script by Angela Workman

The film depicts the true story of Antonina Zabinska and her husband Dr. Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, who together courageously and creatively used the zoo to help approximately 300 Jewish people escape from the Warsaw Ghetto after the Germans invaded Poland in September of 1939.

War Machine

Anthony Hayes is the latest to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s “War Machine.”


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