Movie News: Cast/Crew Changes

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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 days 25 min 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 days 54 min 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 days 4 hours 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. 1 week 2 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... 1 week 2 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. 1 week 5 days 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 ... 3 weeks 1 day 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. 3 weeks 5 days 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. 3 weeks 6 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. 3 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Jason Sudeikis Joining Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson in Relativity Heist Comedy (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Jason Sudeikis is in final negotiations to join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in Relativity's Untitled Armored Car Project, which was formerly known as “Loomis Fargo,” TheWrap has learned. Relativity will release the heist comedy on Aug. 14, 2015. The film is based on true events, and will start production this July.

4 weeks 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Colin Firth Drops Out of ‘Paddington’

variety.com – Colin Firth has ditched “Paddington.” TWC-Dimension confirmed that Firth will no longer voice the talking, accident-prone young bear Paddington, with the British thesp 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 Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi... Read » 5 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Colin Firth leaving as voice of ‘Paddington’ movie — EXCLUSIVE

insidemovies.ew.com – Paddington is losing his voice. Colin Firth, who was providing the impeccably polite tones of the stuffed bear in a 5 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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CONFIRMED: Jason Momoa To Play 'Aquaman' In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

comicbookmovie.com – While HitFix are a reliable source for news, we all know better than to take something for granted until the official press release lands or one of the Hollywood trades confirms rumours such as the one about a certain Atlantean member of DC's premier superhero team. Well, The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that Jason Momoa will indeed play Aquaman in Batman V Superman: 5 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Insurgent’ Casts Keiynan Lonsdale As Uriah

deadline.com – Summit’s Divergent follow-up Insurgent has cast Keiynan Lonsdale. The actor, who recently starred on Australian dance drama Dance Academy, will play Uriah, a fellow initiate who befriends Tris (Shailene Woodley) as the stakes climb higher in the second and third installments. The character is introduced in Veronica Roth’s original YA novel Divergent, but didn’t make an appearance in Lionsgate/Summit’s $267M March blockbuster adaptation. 6 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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