It's been a great, if not semistrange, week for movie casting news. Amanda Seyfried just signed on for a romantic comedy from Will Ferrell's production company, Gal Gadot earned the coveted role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, Rita Ora will appear in Fifty Shades of Grey (along with a couple of other new cast members), and Zach Galifianakis will team up with Owen Wilson for a comedy. Click through to get the scoop on all of this week's biggest casting news!
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie production is moving right along, and we just got to see the first pictures from filming. We're also still getting casting updates — and some of them are pretty surprising. Ana's stepdad has just been cast, along with this week's other additions — find out which well-known actress is playing Christian's mom, his sister, and everyone else who's been cast so far.
Adaptations are all the rage, and the upcoming big-screen version of Jonathan Tropper's novel This Is Where I Leave You is one we're eagerly anticipating, since we loved the book about a dysfunctional family begrudgingly coming together. The movie now has a release date of Sept. 12, and if you've read the book, you'll want to see who's playing whom. Jason Bateman is on board to fill the shoes of main character Judd Foxman, one of four siblings who assemble to sit shiva when their father dies, along with Tina Fey and a Girls star. See everyone who's in the cast here.
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Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, and Daniel Radcliffe are a handful the latest stars to sign on for surprising new roles. Emile Hirsch has been cast as the late comedian John Belushi, while Sigourney Weaver and Noomi Rapace have scored parts in upcoming sci-fi films. Welcome to another wonderful week full of promising casting news! Click through to see all the latest tidbits from Hollywood.
Jamie Dornan (aka Christian Grey) isn't the only one to seal a deal this week. Will Smith has come aboard a supernatural thriller, Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in the singer's upcoming biopic, Leonardo DiCaprio has snatched up the rights to a book that hasn't even been published yet, and John Krasinski may be adding his name to the laundry list of actors in Cameron Crowe's upcoming comedy. Get all the details, and check back as we update with more news throughout the week!
There's an update to the Fifty Shades of Grey casting saga since Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the role of Christian: the studio has begun testing other actors for the role, including the previously mentioned Jamie Dornan and now Tony nominee Billy Magnussen. Since Hunnam left the movie, our imaginations have been in overdrive thinking of who could take his place as Christian Grey, and we're loving the idea of a more under-the-radar star taking on the part. In fact, we've thought of 22 actors who are a little lesser known but all of whom have qualities that would make them great Christian Greys. See who we'd pick to replace Hunnam!
There are some interesting onscreen pairings we'll get to see pretty soon — Amanda Seyfried will reunite with a Les Misérables costar, and Blake Lively is joining a veteran actress in a romantic drama. This is just some of the latest casting news going down this week, which also includes new roles for Chris Pine, The Rock, and Kate Beckinsale. Get more details on these inside!
Emma Watson is returning to work with her director from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Nicole Kidman is set for an adaptation, and Jamie Foxx is in talks for a major biopic. The week kicked off with some juicy casting news for Fifty Shades of Grey, plus some of our favorite actors, like Peter Dinklage, Jim Sturgess, and Salma Hayek signed on for new movies. Check out this week's most notable casting news!
Reese Witherspoon will star in Disney's upcoming fairy tale comedy, rumors that Elizabeth Olsen will star in The Avengers: Age of Ultron were confirmed by a costar, and Lizzy Caplan has scored the lead in an upcoming project with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Meanwhile, Forest Whitaker will play a famous political figure, and Hugh Jackman is teaming up with one of Hollywood's hottest directors. Get more details on the new roles inside!
Breaking Bad may be ending, but Bryan Cranston won't soon be gone from the screen — well, the big screen, anyway. The actor has signed on to play a controversial historical figure, but he's not the only one who's got biopic fever. Matt Bomer will play a Hollywood heartthrob, and Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play a president. Meanwhile, Gone Girl and Mockingjay have also added new cast members. Click through to see all the news.