February 17, 2018

Casting: Ritchson, Wilson, Franco, O’Dowd

Ninja Turtles Model and actor Alan Ritchson ("Smallville," "Fired Up," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") has been cast as Raphael in Jonathan Liebesman's upcoming live-action/CGI combo reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at Paramount and Platinum Dunes. The role is a motion capture performance (ala "Avatar," "Tintin"). Megan Fox is already … [Read more...]

Ruth Wilson Walks Amongst “Tombstones”

"Luther" and "The Lone Ranger" actress Ruth Wilson has scored the female lead in Scott Frank's "A Walk Among the Tombstones" at Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media and Universal Pictures. Based on the novel by Lawrence Block, the story follows an ex-NYPD officer (Liam Neeson) who is now serving as a private investigator who is hired to find the … [Read more...]

Casting: Bentley, Kodjoe, Wilson, Cooper

Final Girl Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games") has joined the cast of Tyler Shields' psychological thriller "Final Girl". Bentley will play the lead female character's trainer who teaches her how to survive. Abigail Breslin plays a recently arrived teen girl lured into the woods by seniors to be the victim in their final initiation. She turns the … [Read more...]

Blunt vs. Wilson As Ms. Marvel?

Emily Blunt ("Looper") and Ruth Wilson ("Luther") are said to be both battling to secure the role of Ms. Marvel in the upcoming "The Avengers" sequel reports The Daily Mail. In the comics the character, a.k.a. Carol Susan Jane Danvers, has superhuman powers including strength and flight. Of course the talk comes from a UK tabloid so take it for … [Read more...]

Casting: Brand, Wilson, Arianda, Smith

Pierre Pierre Brit comic Russell Brand is in early talks to star in Larry Charles' raunchy comedy "Pierre Pierre" at Escape Artists and Category 5. The project previously had Jim Carrey and Jason Reitman attached as star and director respectively. Brand plays an obnoxious French nihilist who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London. … [Read more...]

Casting: Schaal, Hassell, Wilson, Livingston

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers Kristen Schaal ("30 Rock," "The Daily Show") will voice an orangutan in the upcoming sequel "Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers" at Sony Pictures Animation. Anna Faris, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg are expected to reprise their characters. The story has Flint Lockwood and his friends returning to Swallow Falls … [Read more...]

Wilson, Wilde, Larson Kicked In “The Nuts”

Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson are all attached to star while Jason Schwartzman is being courted to join Peter Bogdanovich's quirky indie comedy "Squirrels to the Nuts" says Variety. Bogdanovich penned the script about a hooker-turned-Broadway-thesp (Larson) and the recurring intersection of those two facets of her life. Wilson will … [Read more...]

Casting News: Clafin, Monaghan, Wilson

The Quiet Ones Sam Clafin ("Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", "Snow White and the Huntsman") has joined the John Pogue-directed supernatural thriller "The Quiet Ones" for Hammer Films. Jared Harris stars as a professor who leads his students off the grid for a dangerous experiment. Filming kicks off next month. [Source: Deadline] The … [Read more...]

Wilson, Farmiga Team For “Conjuring”

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are in final negotiations to star in James Wan's horror feature "The Conjuring" for New Line says Variety. Chad and Carey Hayes penned the script based on the true-life story of the Perron family. The family claimed they "lived among the dead" in the 1970s as spirits both friendly and sinister inhabited their Rhode … [Read more...]

Wilkinson In, Wilson Returns To “Ranger”

The previously attached Ruth Wilson ("Luther") has now closed her deal to play the female lead alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Gore Verbinski’s "The Lone Ranger" adaptation for Disney Pictures says Deadline. Meanwhile Tom Wilkinson ("Batman Begins") is also reportedly closing in on a deal to play lead villain Latham Cole while the likes … [Read more...]