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Film Casting: CALL OF THE WILD, YOU ARE MY FRIEND, Timothee Chalamet in Talks for DUNE, & More

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Call of the Wild, You Are My Friend, Dune, and more Film Casting News

Call of the Wild, You Are My Friend, Dune, and more have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.


Timothee Chalamet is in final negotiations to be cast as Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto Atreides and Lady Jessica. Paul is the heir of House Atreides, an aristocratic family that rules the planet Caladan in the universe’s distant future.

Denis Villenueve is directing the film, based on the book by Frank Herbert.

Call of the Wild

Harrison Ford is in talks for the lead of the 20th Century Fox film, John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold during the gold rush of the 1890s.

Michael Green wrote the screenplay for the Chris Sanders-directed film, based on Jack London‘s novel.

Hard Luck Love Song

Michael Dorman has been cast as Jesse, “a charismatic but down-on-his-luck troubadour, who finds himself at an existential crossroads as his bad decisions catch up with him.”

Sophia Bush has been cast as Carla, Jesse’s old flame.

Hard Luck Love Song‘s plot synopsis: “It follows Jesse (Dorman), a charismatic but down-on-his-luck troubadour, who finds himself at an existential crossroads as his bad decisions catch up with him. His world spins into further upheaval after a chance encounter with Carla (Bush), an old flame. Their toxic past, Carla’s own personal demons, and Jesse’s current troubles threaten to destroy their blissful reunion.”

Craig Ugoretz and Justin Corsbie wrote the screenplay for the Justin Corsbie-directed film, based on the Todd Snider‘s song.

You Are My Friend

Matthew Rhys has been cast as Tom Junod, “the award-winning journalist whose real-life friendship with Rogers inspired the film directed by Marielle Heller.”

You Are My Friend‘s plot synopsis: “The film will see the cynical journalist begrudgingly accepting an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.”

Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster wrote the screenplay for the Marielle Heller-directed film.

You Are My Friend will be released in U.S. theaters through TriStar Pictures on October 18, 2019


Geneva Robertson-Dworet is writing the the screenplay for the Phil Lord-directed film, based on the book by Andy Weir.

Artemis‘ plot synopsis: “Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.”

Artemis will be released in U.S. theaters through 20th Century Fox.

Frozen 2

Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in talks to be cast in the film.

This actor and actress would join: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee wrote the screenplay for the Jennifer Lee-directed film.

Frozen 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Walt Disney Animation Studios on November 27, 2019.

The Woman in the Window

Wyatt Russell has been cast as David, the tenant who lives in Anna Fox’s basement.

This actor joins already cast Julianne Moore and  Amy Adams.

The Woman in the Window‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by A.J. Finn, the film “tells the story of Dr. Anna Fox (Amy Adams), a recluse in New York City who drinks her days away alone in her apartment, watching classic films and her neighbors. When the Russells move into the house across the way, Anna sees the ideal family and spies on them, only to witness a shocking event that changes her life.”

Tracy Letts wrote the screenplay for the Joe Wright-directed film.

The Woman in the Window will be released in U.S. theaters through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on October 4, 2019.

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