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Venom, Top Gun 2, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and more Film Casting News

Venom, Top Gun 2, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 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.

Top Gun 2

Thomasin McKenzie has been cast as the daughter of Jennifer Connelly’s character.

Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, and Monica Barbaro have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actresses join already cast: Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise , Val Kilmer.

Peter CraigJustin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer wrote the screenplay for the Joseph Kosinski-directed film.

Top Gun 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Paramount Pictures on July 12, 2019.


Ron Cephas Jones has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Tom Holland, Jenny Slate, Scott Haze, Marcella Bragio, Reid Scott, Michelle Lee, Mac Brandt, Sailor Larocque, Al-Jaleel Knox, Sam Medina, and Jessica Dawson Strong.

Venom‘s plot synopsis: “When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.”

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the screenplay for the Ruben Fleischer-directed film.

Venom will be released in U.S. theaters through Columbia Pictures on October 5, 2018.

Dear Abby-Ann Landers Movie

Natalie Portman has been cast as identical twin sisters Esther Friedman and Pauline Friedman. The twins wrote the Ann Landers and Dear Abby columns.

The plot synopsis for the untitled film: “Born in 1918, the identical sisters were essentially raised to be one person as they were told by their parents that they were “half of the same egg.” They wore the same clothes, learned the same instruments, sometimes had the same escort at parties, had a double wedding with identical dresses and hairstyles, and did nearly everything together. It was only a matter of time before one of them broke away, determined to be seen as an individual, which ultimately led to their professional rivalry down the road.”

Katie Robbins will write the screenplay for the Natalie Portman-direct film.

Brother’s Keeper

Milo Gibson has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast Laurence Fishburne.

Brother’s Keeper‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Al Pickett and Chad Mitchell, “Brother’s Keeper is described as an inspirational sports drama that follows the true story of West Texas’ 2009 Abilene High School football team — underdogs who rallied against odds to win their state championship and is said to be in the vein of Friday Night Lights.”

The film will directed by Todd Randall.

The film will be released sometime in 2019.

Remember Me

Sienna Guillory has been cast as Selma, “Claude’s (Bruce Dern) daughter whose politician husband got caught up in a public scandal, causing her and her family to escape from the media.”

This actress joins already cast: Bruce Dern, Brian Cox, Caroline Silhol, and Brandon Larracuente.

Remember Me‘s plot synopsis: “The film centers on Claude, a 70-year-old widower and former theater and cinema reviewer who learns that the love of his life, Lilian, is in a senior home going through difficult times without anybody looking after her. With the help of his best friend Shane, Claude decides to fake Alzheimer’s as the only way to be by her side.”

Rafa Russo wrote the screenplay for the Martin Rosete-directed.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Lena Dunham, Austin Butler, Maya Hawke, and Lorenza Izzo have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actress join already cast: Mike Moh, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Nicholas Hammond, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr.Keith JeffersonLeonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth.

Quentin Tarantino wrote and is directing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s plot synopsis: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood focuses on a male TV actor named Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick Cliff Booth (Pitt) — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate (Rick’s neighbor in the film, portrayed by Robbie) and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story. The movie is said to be similar to a “Pulp Fiction-like tapestry” that covers a group of characters during that summer.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released in U.S. theaters through Sony Pictures on August 9, 2019.

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