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Leave Not One Alive, Yes Day, Henry Cavill Exits Superman Role, and more Film Casting News

Leave Not One Alive, Yes Day, Henry Cavill, 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.

Henry Cavill is longer Superman in DC’s Extended Universe

Henry Cavill will no longer be portraying Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman in the DC Comics Cinematic Universe. Henry Cavill will not be appearing in any future standalone Superman films, Justice League films, or another DC Comics film as Superman. A Warner Bros. spokesperson had this to say: “We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films.”

Cavill’s scheduling conflict with Mission Impossible – Fallout caused horrible additional Justice League scenes with a bearded Cavill that had to be digitally edited out. An impasse on contract negotiations and a scheduling conflict caused Cavill not to be available for a cameo in Shazam! These factors along with the fact that Warner Bros is focusing on a teen Supergirl film, which would age Henry Cavill out of his Superman role, led to Warner and Cavill parting ways.

With Henry Cavill out, there is speculation Michael B. Jordan may step into the role as the first black Superman on film. One already exists in comic books and his name is Calvin Ellis.

More on Calvin Ellis:

Calvin Ellis, Kryptonian name Kalel, also known as Superman, is a Kryptonian president of the United States, on a different Earth in the Multiverse. On his Earth, he became Superman in addition to being the president. It is likely he’s native to Vathlo Island, due to his reference to the word Vathlo. He operates from the White House, where Brainiac serves as his personal computer and even covers for him while he does his duties as Superman.

Leave Not One Alive

Melissa Leo has been cast as Lillian Cooper, as theater actress whose son mysteriously dies.

Bella Thorne has been cast as an unnamed drug dealer in the film.

These actresses join already cast: Jake Weary, Michael Potts, Benedict Samuel, Kevin Corrigan, and Adrian Martinez.

Leave Not One Alive‘s plot synopsis: “The thriller follows the story of theater actress, Lillian Cooper (Leo) whose son (Weary) dies mysteriously. When the investigating officer (Potts) rules the cause of death an accidental overdose, Lillian conducts her own investigation which leads her to an unlikely alliance with her son’s former drug dealer (Thorne). On her quest for answers, Lillian hallucinates some of the iconic characters she’s played on stage which serve as her inner voice, urging her to avenge her son’s death.”

Yes Day

Jennifer Garner has been cast in the lead, unspecified role in the film.

Yes Day‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld, “The idea behind Yes Day is that the titular event is an annual occurrence where parents must say “yes” to anything that their children ask for.”

Justin Malen wrote the screenplay for the Miguel Arteta-directed film.


Darren Criss has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Dennis Quaid, Keean Johnson, and Tadanobu Asano.

Wes Tooke wrote the screenplay for the Roland Emmerich-directed film.

Midway‘s plot synopsis: “Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the film chronicles the heroic and harrowing exploits of the soldiers and aviators who achieved the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war.”

Midway will be released in U.S. theaters through Lionsgate on November 8, 2019.

Uncut Gems

Lakeith Stanfield has been cast in an unnamed role. His character will be “a key ally to a famous client of the jewelry store.”

This actor joins already cast: Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, and Emile Hirsch.

Uncut Gems‘ plot synopsis: “Uncut Gems is set in the Diamond district of New York City which follows the story of a jewelry store owner (Sandler) with a gambling addiction while trying to handle two relationships and debts at once.”

Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie, and Ronald Bronstein co-wrote the script for the Josh Safdie and Ben Safdie-directed film.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Dean NorrisGil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actress join already cast: Zoe CollettiAustin Abrams, Gabriel RushMichael Garza, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark‘s plot synopsis: “The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”

Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and Guillermo del Toro co-wrote the screenplay for the André Øvredal-directed film.

The Three Tenors

Eugenio Derbez has been cast the unspecified lead role.


Halle Berry has been cast as Jackie “Justice”, “a disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world, and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.”

Michelle Rosenfarb wrote the screenplay for the Halle Berry-directed film.

The fight scenes and choreography “will be done by the team behind the John Wick franchise fight scenes.”


Lana Condor has been cast in an unspecified role.

Benedict Samuel has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actress and actor join already cast: James D’Arcy, Laura Harrier, Charlotte Le Bon, Mena Massoud, and Alex Pettyfer.

Warning‘s plot synopsis: “Warning explores loneliness, death and the meaning of life when vastly disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set in a near future Earth.”

Rob Michaelson, Jason Kaye, and Agata Alexander co-wrote the screenplay for the Agata Alexander-directed film.

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