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Brie Larson won’t be throwing any stones when she moves into her new project, “The Glass Castle.” The actor, who recently nabbed an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in “Room,” isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The new Lionsgate feature that also stars Woody Harrelson is based off former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ memoir of the same title. The film, which previously had Jennifer Lawrence attached (now credited as a producer), is about the dysfunctional and impoverished upbringing of three siblings as they work together to escape their toxic environment. The project, currently being cast by Ronna Kress, will go into production in Montreal at the beginning of June. Romeo and Juliet may have seen every incarnation imaginable, but ABC is looking to tell the story of their aftermath with a Shondaland twist. “Still Star-Crossed” will tell the story of the Montagues and the Capulets, »
The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees of its 31st annual Artios Awards. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is among the nominees in its Big Budget Drama category. And why not? The film cast the fantastic unknowns Daisy Ridley and John Boyega along with franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. All to stellar effect mind you!
According to its site, "Artios" from the ancient Greek, meaning "perfectly fitted." So how fitting! Here's more info on the Artios Awards:
In October of 1985 the Casting Society of America presented the first-ever Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting at an awards luncheon. Held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and seven Csa members were honored for their work in four different casting categories. In 1988, the first Artios Award for theatre casting was presented »
The Casting Society of America has nominated 34 feature films in seven categories for the 31st annual Artios Awards. Among the contenders are Oscar hopefuls, including “The Big Short,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “Trumbo,” as well as small-scale dark horses such as “Infinitely Polar Bear” and “It Follows.”
Final ballots have been distributed to the 600 Csa members, with voting to continue through Friday, Jan. 8. All winners for film, television, theater, short film and new media categories will be announced at the 31st annual Artios Awards on Jan. 21, with award ceremonies being held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the Hard Rock Café in New York.
Among the individuals with multiple noms are Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein, Nina Gold, Meagan Lewis, Natalie Lyon, Francine Maisler, Adam Richards, Carolyn Pickman, Kevin Reher, Paul Schnee, Bernard Telsey and Fiona Weir.
As previously announced, »
- Tim Gray
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