Movie News: Cast/Crew Changes

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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. 5 days 8 hours 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. 1 week 5 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,... 3 weeks 1 day 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. 4 weeks 2 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. 4 weeks 3 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. 6 weeks 2 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... 6 weeks 2 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... 6 weeks 2 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. 6 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter gains a wildling in Rose Leslie

joblo.com – These days it's hard to think of Vin Diesel in anything else aside from something Fast and Furious or on the Riddick end of the cinematic spectrum, but the man is gearing up to star and executive produce another fantasy-inspired endeavor in THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. The plot, which revolves around the last remaining witch hunter (imagine that) battling against an uprising of witches in... 6 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Douglas Smith Snags Role In Terminator: Genesis

wegotthiscovered.com – After graduating from the HBO series Big Love with roles in YA adaptation Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and horror comedy Stage Fright, Douglas Smith is continuing to rise in Hollywood with news that he’s landed a supporting role in Paramount’s hotly anticipated franchise reboot Terminator: Genesis. No information yet on who Smith is playing, but the film is currently rolling cameras in New Orleans, so I can’t imagine it’s an especially important part. 7 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Jared Hess Heist Comedy Adds Kate McKinnon and Ken Marino

feedproxy.google.com – The awesome cast of Jared Hess' untitled heist comedy — previously titled Loomis Fargo — just got awesome-er. Relativity announced today that SNL's Kate McKinnon and Happy Endings and Veronica Mars actor Ken Marino will be joining a cast already stacked with comedic heavy hitters: Zach Galifianakis plays an armored car driver ... 8 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Joins STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

comicbookmovie.com – According to Latino Review, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and Co-Chairman of Creative Arts Agency Bryan Lourd will have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. There's not a lot to the report, but the site do say that it could just be a cameo. It'd be easy to assume that Billie will be playing the child of Princess Leia in the film, but with no acting credits to the 21-year old's name, a large part would seem unlikely. 9 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Scoot McNairy Taking 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Role

feedproxy.google.com – After starring in Non-Stop earlier this year, and having a small role the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave last year (not to mention Oscar winner Argo the year before), character actor Scoot McNairy is stepping into comic book territory. Deadline has word that the star of Monsters and Killing Them Softly is taking a role in the DC Comics blockbusters Batman v. 9 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Kevin Bacon Joins ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Cop Car’ In Busy Three-Film Hiatus From ‘The Following’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Bacon‘s break from Fox’s The Following just got busier. Most actors try to fit in a project while on TV hiatus, but the Golden Globe winner is making the most of his down time with a three-film summer. He’s joined the cast of WB’s untitled Black Mass project opposite Johnny Depp as notorious Irish mobster Whitey Bulger, whose relationship with FBI agent John Connolly allowed him to evade law enforcement and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. 9 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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