Archive for the ‘Casting’ Category

One of my favourite Judd Apatow (40 Year old Virgin, Funny People) comedies would have to be his sophomore directing effort Knocked Up, the 2007 Seth Rogen (Green Hornet, Superbad) vehicle that proved to be a perfect example of comedy gold with heart. That’s why, back in January, I was excited when Hitflix got the scoop from Apatow himself that his next job as writer/director would be set [...]

By Tel Benjamin on March 18, 2011

The guys at Deadline have it that Mr Waterworld himself Kevin Costner is in talks to star in Superman: Man of Steel alongside Henry Cavill (Tudors), who was recently cast to don the blue tights, and Lindsay Lohan, who is rumored to be playing villain Ursa.

To be directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), Man of Steel is the latest attempt by [...]

By Tel Benjamin on February 24, 2011

A sigh of immense relief. That would’ve been the first reaction for Henry Cavill as the world was let in on the latest superhero secret. At the announcement the Englishman is to be the next Superman (in yet another reboot of the franchise), months of speculation have finally come to a close, and now Cavill can breathe easy knowing his shot has finally come.

By Katina Vangopoulos on February 1, 2011

After surprising many by casting adult film star Sasha Grey as the lead in his recent film The Girlfriend Experience, Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh has decided to enlist the crème-da-la-crème of A-List actors to headline his latest cinematic offering Contagion. In this action/thriller Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne will battle the threat posed by a deadly disease. Whilst [...]

By Leigh Credlin on March 21, 2010

In her breakthrough role as Jenny Miller in An Education, Carey Mulligan captured the hearts of the entire world, with many labelling her as “the next Audrey Hepburn”. Since then, it seems that everybody wants a piece of the young actress, with the likes of Oliver Stone, Jim Sheridan and Michael Mann jumping at the chance to cast her in their films. Also keen to work with Mulligan again is Emma Thompson who, after co-starring together in An Education, has chosen her to star in the upcoming film Effie.

By Leigh Credlin on March 20, 2010

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess are reportedly in early negotiations to star in One Day, the next feature film from Lone Scherfig, director of last year’s coming-of-age drama An Education. Based on David Nicholls novel, the film follows the love affair between Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess), who first meet in 1988 at their graduation and proceed to meet one day a year for the next 20 years, until they finally realise they are meant to be

By Leigh Credlin on March 20, 2010

Returning to film after dabbling in television (her role as a tough-as-nails lawyer in Damages has earned her many awards), Glenn Close will star alongside Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Amanda Seyfried in the forthcoming film Albert Nobbs.

By Leigh Credlin on March 19, 2010

For her duel powerhouse performances in The Reader and Revolutionary Road, Kate Winslet won just about every major film award going, including the Oscar, BAFTA, SAG and two Golden Globes. Yet, there is still one coveted acting award not sitting in her trophy cabinet: the Emmy award. However now that casting is complete on her new HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce” further accolades, including the Emmy, are more than likely forthcoming.

By Leigh Credlin on March 19, 2010
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