Posts Tagged ‘Casting’

‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2′ Casting Informs Richard Gere He’s Old


The one-time star of American Gigolo has just been given the rough news that now he’s old enough to be in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. According to Deadline, “Fox Searchlight is courting Richard Gere to star in the sequel,” likely by reminding him that he’s actually older than potential co-star Bill Nighy, so get over it. Details aren’t being revealed, but should the actor concede, he’ll reportedly be a new character–a Richard Gere that must forget being paired with Julia Roberts and Diane Lane and start regarding Maggie Smith as his peer.

Casting Things: Christina Hendricks To Strip, Marion Cotillard To Die Again, and More


- Though Snowtown director Justin Kurzel’s new take on MacBeth was set to star Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman in the lead roles, now Portman’s out and Marion Cotillard will reportedly take over as Lady MacBeth. Thankfully, at least this time her character dies off screen.

- Warner Bros. has reportedly picked up rights to Empire Rising as a potential directing vehicle for Guy Ritchie. The novel, written by Thomas Kelly, stages a love triangle around the construction of the Empire State Building. Probably a metaphor for the dudes’ boners.

- Idris Elba is reportedly attached to play commander of a group of West African mercenaries in Beasts of No Nation, Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of the book of the same name. So if playing Mandela doesn’t work as Oscar bait, hopefully a different African leader will work out for him.

- Deadline reports that director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s has added Christina Hendricks to the cast of Dark Places, his film about “class, rural America, poverty, opportunism and Satanic cults in the 1980s.” The Mad Men star will play a “barely-getting-by stripper” in a country town with fucking insane standards for strippers, apparently.

Nolan Almost Forgot To Shove Topher Grace in That Wormhole, and Other Casting News


- Topher Grace is reportedly the latest to join the ever-expanding cast of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. He joins Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, et al. in the sci-fi wormhole adventure. Grace’s role isn’t known, but if the film happens to have a slimy little weasel who ends up getting torn apart by a black hole, I bet I know who that guy is.

- Rosemarie DeWitt will reportedly join MGM and Fox 2000’s Tobe Hooper-directed Poltergeist remake as the film’s Craig She-Nelson.

- M. Night Shyamalan’s supposedly Twin Peaks-like 10-episode Fox series, Wayward Pines, has reportedly added Terrence Howard in the role of the titular town’s local sheriff. It’s a surprising combination of director and actor, given Shyamalan’s notorious proclivity for third-act twists compared with Howard’s love of a clean end.

- In an increasingly-rare example of her doing something without Robert Rodriguez or a Windows 8 phone, Jessica Alba is said to be joining Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson, David Hasselhoff and Ray Liotta in Joe Carnahan’s Stretch.

Casting Things: Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton Getting Robbed; Philip Seymour Hoffman Getting Upset Again


- Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are reportedly attached to star in a remake of the 2009 Italian film The Double Hour. Maria Full of Grace‘s Joshua Marston is writing and directing the psychological thriller, which will see the stars playing a couple who fall victim to a dangerous robbery. In a missed opportunity, the result is not Batman.

- Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star in God’s Pocket, the feature directing debut of Mad Men‘s John Slattery. He’ll reportedly star alongside Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Turturro as a blue-collar guy “stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.” Which is good, because depressive, unshaven Hoffman is maybe the best Hoffman.

- Adam Sandler’s Blended has found a way to feel even more painfully familiar. The project already has the usual elements of a too-attractive romantic interest (Drew Barrymore for the third time), Sandler go-to director Frank Coraci, and a warm setting to allow Sandler to never put on an actual pair of pants. Now, it reportedly also has Chelsea Handler in the role of, you guessed it, Barrymore’s best friend. The character has not been described as a lascivious loudmouth perpetually swilling wine, but yes.

Casting Things: ‘Transformers’! ‘Sin City 2’! More!


- Coming in after news of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s casting is that Josh Brolin and Christopher Meloni too will be adding some desaturated grimaces to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Meloni will be picking up where he left off with SVU to play a cop, while Brolin is taking over Clive Owen’s Dwight, which makes sense: A Dame To Kill For takes place before Dwight’s facial reconstruction and after Clive Owen was in things you wanted to see.

- Michael Bay has found another human part to fit among the whirling shards and Mark Wahlberg of Transformers 4: Jack Reynor, a young Irishman with little acting experience but, if history tells us anything, a knock-out Victoria’s Secret body to make up for it.

- Will Forte and Tim Robbins are replacing Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid in Switch, the Elmore Leonard adaptation that functions as both a makeshift prequel to Jackie Brown and way to confuse Jennifer Aniston’s résumé.

Anthony Mackie May Be Captain America’s Falcon Friend, and More Casting


- Saving themselves the trouble of paying for Anthony Mackie‘s ticket to Comic Con, Marvel waited until today to reveal Mackie is in talks to run around with Chris Evans in Captain America: Winter Soldier. The actor is reportedly up for the part of Falcon, a longtime Captain America ally with the ability to telepathically talk to birds and fly on his little wings. In the larger Marvel Universe, I guess he’ll be the “grounded” character among the guy who talks to ants and the space raccoon.

- Speaking to Grantland (via), Michael Keaton confirmed, yeah, he’s still in things–things like the improvised comedy Larry David and director Greg Mottola are doing. Jon Hamm is thus far the only other cast member, so until I’m told otherwise, I’m going to assume the film is Superman/Batman, but really misanthropic.

- Richard Jenkins is in talks to join the Channing Tatum-saves-the-President film White House Down. Jenkins would play the “key role” of Speaker of the House, set to take command if something were to happen to President Jamie Foxx and his vice president, so you just know this guy’s in cahoots with the terrorists. For shame, Richard Jenkins.

Casting News Fun Time: Actors Have Joined Some Movies


Amanda Peet, Cobie Smulders, Rob Corddry, The Marriage Ref‘s Marriage Ref, and others have signed on to some movies. If you care at all about them or yourself, you’ll skim the details below.

- According to Variety, Marcia Gay Harden has signed on to star in The Librarian. She’ll play “a woman who finds a new life path while touring Costa Rica,” which is good, because for a second Noah Wyle was fucking pissed.

- Steven Soderbergh’s long-developing Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, now includes The Marriage Ref‘s Tom Papa among its cast. BUT WHERE IS OUR MARRIAGE REF MOVIE???

- The AvengersCobie Smulders has locked down two roles: she’ll play Paul Rudd’s girlfriend in David Wain’s They Came Together and star with Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven. I bet I know which part involves more maudlin romance!

- Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, and Maya Rudolph have taken supporting roles in The Way, Way Back, the latest film from the writing team behind The Descendants. And that’s that.

Ryan Reynolds Frontrunner for ‘Highlander’ Remake, and Other Casting Stuff


- Ryan Reynolds is reportedly now the frontrunner to take over the Christopher Lambert role in the long-developing remake of Highlander. Great news for everyone who saw Wolverine and thought, “That was great and all, but could I please see Ryan Reynolds in just one more terrible film involving swords and beheading?”

- Writer/director Scott Frank’s A Walk Among the Tombstones will star Liam Neeson as a former drunk cop turned recovering unlicensed P.I. on the hunt for the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. Hey, I bet I know what particular set of skills he will use for this job!

- Morgan Freeman has joined Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas on Last Vegas, a comedy about a wild Las Vegas bachelor party that will be amusing because the cast is familiar and very old. There’s still a fourth old, familiar lead to be cast; try to act surprised when Al Pacino inevitably gets that.

- Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke are in talks to join Marble City, a film about a just-released convict on the hunt for revenge. So that should have a fun press junket.

Casting director for avatar the sequel?

Question by darkscarf: Casting director for avatar the sequel?
ok so i know it sounds totaly stupid to be putting this question up but i am actualy a pretty good actor ive been a couple plays around my area and ive taken a real liking to Avatar by james cameron im 15 im pretty well built ive been able to pronounce the na’vi language great i think i have a pretty good shot at getting the part what im asking is if anyone here could help me find out a way to get in touch with the casting director or how i could be a part of this movie
i live in nyc -_-

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Answer by bobbymfj
they are probably going to do casting in los angeles…you won’t be able to get ahold of the casting director for that big of a movie. you would probably need and agent to find out where you could try out. Its a long shot buddy, but go for it.

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How can I audition or find casting calls for the Avatar sequels?

Question by StageStarr: How can I audition or find casting calls for the Avatar sequels?
Avatar 1 and Avatar 2 have been confirmed.

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Answer by {O SNAP}
The principal actor casting will in all likelihood be a very long process that will begin well ahead of the start of principal photography. The cast is expected to be very large with A-list stars down to completely unknown newcomers. The details about Avatar sequels auditions is in this article by Alan Baltes, the Los Angeles Acting Auditions Examiner:

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