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Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito Join Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

12:03 PM 7/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Jungle Book
Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have been added to the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, the studio has announced Monday. Walken will voice the King Louie, the leader of a group of monkeys and apes and Esposito will voice Akela, the head of a pack of wolves. Neel Sethi is playing the human child Mowgli and will be the only actor to appear in the movie; the others are all animated.

Dan Stevens, Oren Moverman Team Up for ‘The Ticket’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Continuing his run of strong dramatic roles, Dan Stevens has come on to star in indie “The Ticket” with Oren Moverman producing. Ido Fluk is writing and directing with Lawrence Inglee joining Moverman as a producer. The pic follows a blind man who regains his vision only to be engulfed in selfishness, blinded by his... 5 days 16 hours ago via jetli

Rooney Mara Signs On For Jim Sheridan’s ‘Secret Scripture’ – EXCLUSIVE: After wrapping Joe Wright’s Pan picture in London, Rooney Mara will head for the Jim Sheridan-helmed The Secret Scripture. The drama, about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir, is gearing up for a September shoot in Ireland. Jessica Chastain was previously attached to star alongside Vanessa Redgrave, but now Mara will play the younger Roseanne, who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest. 5 days 23 hours ago via brucelee

Michael Caine Joins Vin Diesel’s ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ – Lionsgate confirmed this morning what Vin Diesel has been saying over the weekend while doing press for Guardians Of The Galaxy: that Michael Caine has come aboard The Last Witch Hunter, the supernatural action film starring Diesel and Rose Leslie and directed by Breck Eisner. Summit is releasing the pic, about an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NY from unleashing a plague on humanity. 1 week 1 day ago via jackiechan

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in Universal’s ‘By the Sea’ – Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, “By The Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie and star herself and Brad Pitt. It marks the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together since 2005′s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project, which... 1 week 3 days ago via jetli

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Christina Chong

3:54 PM 7/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Christina Chong
For a film that initially looked to be something of a sausage fest, Star Wars: Episode VII is shaping up to be a rather distaff-friendly slice of sci-fi. In the latest of several recent casting announcements, British actress Christina Chong has been added to the mix. Chong joins a growing list of new faces in the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Crystal Clarke; her recent credits include an appearance in the Fox miniseries 24:


Drake Doremus’ Futuristic Love Story ‘Equals’ Sweet On Jacki Weaver – EXCLUSIVE: Hot Cannes seller Equals has been steadily casting up over the past several weeks as it preps for an August start in Japan and Singapore. Already on board are Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, Kate Lyn Sheil and Aurora Perrineau. I’ve learned that two-time Oscar-nominated Australian actress Jacki Weaver is also now in negotiations to join the futuristic love story that’s being helmed by Drake Doremus from a script by Moon‘s Nathan Parker. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen

Disney's 'The Jungle Book' Finds Its Mowgli

1:57 PM 7/15/2014 by Binh Ngo
Neel Sethi
Disney's search for an actor to play Mowgli in its live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is over. The part has gone to 10-year-old Neel Sethi, the studio has announced on Tuesday. The most surprising part in this is that Sethi will be the only actor onscreen, which I take it to mean that there won't be other humans in the movie. Idris Elba is already on board to voice the tiger Shere Khan, with Lupita Nyong'o as Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.

Wes Bentley Thriller 'Broken Vows' Adds Four Actors (Exclusive) – Cam Gigandet, Alex Ladove, Alexandra Breckenridge and Astrid Bryan have joined the cast of the indie. 2 weeks 1 hour ago via jetli

Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco’s ‘Michael’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Piranha 3DD”)... 2 weeks 19 hours ago via brucelee
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