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Dennis Haysbert to Star in Zombie Movie ‘Dead Rising,’ Also Joins ‘Ted 2' (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – In the midst of a stellar year on the big screen, Dennis Haysbert is set to continue his hot streak, as the “24” veteran has been cast as one of the leads in Legendary Digital and Crackle's zombie movie “Dead Rising.” Additionally, Haysbert has joined the cast of Universal and MRC's “Ted 2,” TheWrap has learned.

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Ben Foster Joins Chris Pine in Disney’s ‘Finest Hours’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Ben Foster has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine. The pic also Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger with Craig Gillespie directing. The film is based on a true story revolving around a rescue attempt by the Coast Guard in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.... 6 days 8 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Morgan Freeman Joins ‘Ted 2′

feedproxy.google.com – Morgan Freeman is following up Dolphin Tale 2 with another sequel about an adorable animal — or at least, an adorable-looking, animal-shaped creature. Freeman has just signed on for Ted 2, joining Seth MacFarlane (who voices Ted and also directs), Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton. Hit the jump to find out how Freeman fits into the story.

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Morgan Freeman Lands Juicy Role in ‘Ted 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Morgan Freeman is set to join the cast of Universal and MRC’s “Ted 2.” Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Freeman would play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. Seth MacFarlane, who is back writing, directing and voicing the titular... 1 week 4 days ago via brucelee
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Paramount Courts Sean Harris For ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ Villainy

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have offered the villain role in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed Mission: Impossible 5 to Sean Harris. They are negotiating, though I'm being told don't dress for it just yet. The Troika-repped British actor is best known for his work in The Borgias, and for such films as Ridley Scott's Prometheus, 24 Hour Party People and Red Riding Trilogy. 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Game of Thrones Swordsman Joins the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

comingsoon.net – The BBC brings word that former "Game of Thrones" actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played the role of swordsman Syrio Forel in the series, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Though they are unsure about what role Yerolemou's character will play in the series, or if he will be wielding a lightsaber, they do report that his character will not play a major role. 2 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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‘Selma's Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. Movie (Exclusizzle)

thewrap.com – After showing off his rap skills in “Short Term 12,” Keith Stanfield has been cast as a young Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. movie “Straight Outta Compton,” TheWrap has learned. F. Gary Gray is directing the drama, which stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Aldis Hodge (MC Ren) and Neil Brown Jr. 3 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Paul Giamatti Joins N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

movieweb.com – With the five main members of pioneering rap group N.W.A. already set, the biopic Straight Outta Compton has added Paul Giamatti as N.W.A. manager and Ruthless Records co-founder Jerry Heller.The story follows five young rappers from Compton, who channeled their harsh upbringing into their revolutionary music, as they pioneered the "gangsta rap" genre and became one of the most important rap groups in music history. 4 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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‘The Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys Boards Bradley Cooper’s Chef Movie

variety.com – “The Americans” actor Matthew Rhys has joined Bradley Cooper’s chef drama, formerly titled “Adam Jones,” for The Weinstein Company. Principal photography started last month in New Orleans, then shifted to London from July 27 to Sept. 26. Cast includes Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan,... 6 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2′ Casts ‘Glee’ Actor Harry Shum Jr.

screenrant.com – To say that Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s martial arts action drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was considered a success upon its 2000 release would be something of an understatement. The film, which involved two warriors in pursuit of the legendary Green Destiny sword and a mysterious nemesis, was one of the few foreign-language films in recent years to cross over into the North American mainstream, earning $128 million at the U.S. 7 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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NWA Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Finds Its MC Ren and DJ Yella

movieweb.com – Following the first official cast photo released last month, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has added Aldis Hodge as M.C. Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella. Our report from last month revealed that Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. will play his father in the biopic, while Jason Mitchell is portraying Eazy-E and Corey Antonio Hawkins is playing Dr. 7 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth As The Voice Of 'Paddington' Bear

fb.indiewire.com – “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” Colin Firth told Entertainment Weekly last month about his role as the voice of “Paddington” bear for The Weinstein Company’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s story character. The Academy Award winner had voiced the character, but dropped out of production mid-way. 9 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’

variety.com – Ben Whishaw has replaced Colin Firth as the movie voice of Paddington, the accident-prone young bear in the upcoming live-action film of the same name. Firth left Paddington last month, asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh... 9 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Casts Newcomer Christina Chong

variety.com – British actress Christina Chong has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” sources confirm. She joins Adam Driver, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, who recently suffered a leg injury, are also set to return. It’s unknown who Chong will play in the Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole but... 9 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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'Homeland's' Morena Baccarin Joins Animated Horror Film 'Malevolent' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Ray Wise and Bill Moseley are starring in the indie thriller, which is currently in production. 9 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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