Film Casting Updatesby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 2 days ago
Find out the latest casting news for upcoming movies.
With Jessica Chastain already reportedly on board to play Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two, the all-grown-up version of the Losers Club is continuing to take shape. James McAvoy has been in talks to play the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher's Bill Denbrough, with Bill Hader in talks to play Richie Tozier. Finn Wolfhard, young Richie in It, had told Entertainment Weekly in the past that Hader would be his ideal choice for the role.
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Spoiler ahead: Following up on his surprise appearance in the post-credits scene in Justice League, Joe Manganiello will reprise his role as Deathstroke in the forthcoming Justice League Part Two. Additionally, we've learned that Jesse Eisenberg will again appear as Lex Luthor. If that post-credits scene in the first movie is any indication, we could be seeing lots of on-screen supervillain collaboration between these two.
Scarlett Johansson will star in Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi. The film, featuring Waititi as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, follows a 10-year-old boy who is desperate to join the dictator's ranks during World War II. The imaginary Hitler in the film will be the invention of a boy who misses his dad and, confused by Nazi propaganda, imagines a figure who is a combination of his father and the führer.
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Iron Fist's Lewis Tan has officially joined the cast of Deadpool 2. His character hasn't been revealed, but when fans spotted Shatterstar in the first official trailer, there has been lots of chatter that Tan would portray this new character who is closely linked to Josh Brolin's Cable character in the comics. Shatterstar is a deadly warrior who was trained in martial arts in another dimension. His main weapon is a double-bladed sword that can be charged to send devastating shockwaves. Shatterstar is also expected to appear in the Drew Goddard's Deadpool spinoff X-Force.
Andrea Riseborough and Demian Bichir will star in Sony’s new take on the horror classic The Grudge. Nicolas Pesce is on board to direct from his own script. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House, with Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison. The pic has been scheduled to begin shooting in May.
Kristen Stewart will portray actress Jean Seberg in Against All Enemies, the independent political thriller directed by Benedict Andrews. The films centers on attempts by the FBI to discredit actress Jean Seberg through its Cointelpro program in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie as a civil-rights activist and Jack O’Connell as an FBI agent assigned to monitor the actress.
Charlie Hunnam has officially joined the cast of the Untitled J.C. Candor Project, previously titled Triple Frontier. Written by Mark Boal, this action-adventure story is set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck were previously attached to the project, but dropped out last year.
Odessa Young has joined the cast of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s A Million Little Pieces, along with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlie Hunnam, and Giovanni Ribisi. The story follows a young man who awakens on an airplane to Chicago with no recollection of his injuries or of how he ended up on the plane. He then heads to a rehab and begins his journey to sobriety. Young will play Lilly, a crack and heroin addict who falls in love with the man.
Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Miss Sarajevo, the film adaptation of Bill Carter's memoir "Fools Rush In: A True Story of War and Redemption." The film follows an aid worker as he recounts his experiences of living in Sarajevo during the Balkans War.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to star and produce Burial Rites, the true-crime drama directed by Luca Guadagnino. The film draws on Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel of the same name, and centers on Agnes Magnusdottir (Lawrence), the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830. Agnes was sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home.
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