Posts tagged as: casting

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino is wasting no time filling out the cast for his latest project “Django Unchained.” Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest actor set to sign on to the slavery revenge flick, which already boasts an impressive cast of Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. The story centers on a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) who […]

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

After starring as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in “Finding Neverland,” it seems only logical for Johnny Depp to take on one of the most iconic figures in all of children’s literature — Dr. Seuss. THR reports that Depp will […]

John Travolta to play John Gotti, Jr. in biopic

John Travolta to play John Gotti, Jr. in biopic

The “Teflon Don,” John Gotti, jr., will get his story told on the big screen in the Fiore Film biopic “Gotti: Three Generations.” After months of rumor, John Travolta has officially signed on to play the infamous leader of the Gambino crime family. Producer Marc Fiore has scheduled an April 12 news conference in New […]

Bill Murray to play FDR

Bill Murray to play FDR

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of the Great Depression, World War II and the New Deal, will be played by Bill Murray, actor of “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Kingpin.” The Vulture reports that Murray has officially signed on to star as FDR in an adaptation of the British radio play “Hyde Park On the Hudson” […]

Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg Biopic

Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg Biopic

Two-time Oscar-winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, has reached a deal to play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s biopic about the 16th president of the United States. Several false starts and glitches cast doubt on whether the film would ever be made. But Friday’s announcement that the notoriously fickle method actor would star as the Great Emancipator […]

Denis Leary in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Denis Leary in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Source: Heatvision Denis Leary is in talks to play the father of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in Columbia’s reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise. Gwen Stacy is a classic love interest in Spider-Man lore of the webslinging hero, best known in the comics for her untimely death at the hands of the Green Goblin.   Leary […]

Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ Attracts Impressive Cast

Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ Attracts Impressive Cast

Wes Anderson has lined up an impressive cast for his upcoming feature, “Moon Rise Kingdom.”  Deadline reports that Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton are all standing patiently in line for parts in the indie hero’s seventh film. The script, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, is set in the […]

Martin Sheen, Sally Field cast in new Spider-Man Flick

Martin Sheen, Sally Field cast in new Spider-Man Flick

The cast for Columbia’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot is coming together nicely with the recent addition of two high profile Hollywood mainstays. Heatvision reports that Martin Sheen, 70-year-old actor known for his famous roles in “Apocalypse Now” and TV’s “The West Wing,” is in final negotiations to play Peter Parker’s kindly Uncle Ben whose death early […]

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Martin Freeman Confirmed as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’

Warner Bros./New Line Cinema and MGM announced in a joint press release that Martin Freeman (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) will play Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit,” to be direct by Peter Jackson. “Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us. There are […]

Rhys Ifans is the Lizard in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Rhys Ifans is the Lizard in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Rhys Ifans has been cast as Dr. Curt Connors, whose alter-ego is the notorious villian, The Lizard, in Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot for Sony. The Wrap squashed the growing Internet rumor that Sony was considering resurrecting Venom for the franchise reboot with the news that The Lizard, a fan favorite in the comics and animated […]

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