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Film Casting: VACATION, DEAD RISING, Emma Watson in COLONIA

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Vacation, Dead Rising: Watchtower, Colonia, 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 Nice Guys

Matt Bomer has been set to star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, the action drama that Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black wrote and is directing…Black’s Nice Guys takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, and Gosling plays a detective hired by a gangster (Crowe) to find a missing girl. In the process, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy, and that is where Bomer’s character comes in. The studio also set Margaret Qually…to play the lead female role, the daughter of a corrupt chief justice who figures in the scandal.

Dead Rising: Watchtower

Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives, Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), and Dennis Haysbert (Men, Women & Children) [are starring] in zombie chopper Dead Rising: Watchtower

Zach Lipovsky is directing Dead Rising from a script by Tim Carter


Principal photography is about to begin on the thriller that has Emma Watson opposite [Daniel Bruhl ] in a tale inspired by true events. They play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena (Watson) tracks him to a sealed-off area in the south of the country called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by a lay preacher, but is in fact a place from which no one has ever escaped. In order to find her beloved, Lena decides to join the cult.

[Florian Gallenberger] is helming from a script he wrote with Torsten Wenzel.

London Has Fallen

Babak Najafi is now in discussions to helm the action film

Magic Mike XXL

Michael Strahan [will] make an appearance in the Magic Mike sequel

Gregory Jacobs is directing the sequel from a script by Tatum and Reid Carolin, who wrote the first movie.

Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh is returning as editor and cinematographer (using his pseudonyms Mary Ann Bernard and Peter Andrews, respectively).

The sequel to Steven Soderbergh‘s surprise hit “Magic Mike” has added two more comedic actors, with Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover

Mr. Pig

Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon,” “The Color Purple,” “Blindness,” “2012”) and Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”) will star in Diego Luna’s English-language “Mr. Pig,” a road movie set in Mexico

Written by Luna and Augusto Mendoza

“Mr. Pig” turns on a farm-worker (Glover) who travels from the U.S. to Mexico, accompanied by a pig. They strike up a friendship of sorts.


Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall are set to join the cast of New Line’s “Vacation” reboot.

Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth and Leslie Mann are also on board.

“Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are set to make their feature directorial debut from a script they penned.

Hall and Key will play family friends of the Griswolds that are described as “the perfect family.”

Bone Tomahawk

Lili Simmons and David Arquette have joined indie Western “Bone Tomahawk” opposite Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins and Kurt Russell.

Sid Haig, Kathryn Morris and Evan Jonigkeit are also set to star in the Caliber Media production, directed by S. Craig Zahler from his own script.

Simmons will play the de facto doctor of the town and wife to Wilson’s character. Arquette and Haig play brigands whose actions set off a string of violent repercussions.

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Source: Thewrap, Variety, Deadline, Hollywoodreporter

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