Posts Tagged ‘casting’

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‘Nashville’ Actress Set To Star In ‘Jem And The Holograms’, Production Already Underway

The eighties will never day. At least, not if Jem and The Holograms have anything to say about it.

Just a few weeks after news of a Jem And The Holograms adaptation went viral The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the upcoming reboot has found its stars. According tot he publication, Nashville star Aubrey Peeples will play the lead, and the Holograms will be played by Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko.

Jem And The Holograms will be based on the same bestselling Hasbro toy from 1980 that launched the similarly titled animated series most now think of when …

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Live-Action ‘Barbie’ Comedy Coming To A Theater Near You

Someone call the band Aqua and let them know a big fat paycheck will [most likely] be on the way soon. Everyone’s favorite plastic doll is coming to the big screen in the not too distant future.

Sony Pictures, Mattel and Parkes + MacDonald/Image Nation announced plans today to bring Barbie to life in a live-action comedy. The film will be written by Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants) and produced by husband-and-wife team of Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The plot is said to be ‘focused’ on the iconic doll, but no additional information is available …

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Lou Ferrigno Will Voice The Hulk In ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Lou Ferrigno, legendary actor and original star of The Hulk television series, has confirmed in a new interview that he will be voicing the greener side of Bruce Banner in Marvel’s upcoming film The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

According to Nuke The Fridge, Ferrigno confirmed his plans to voice The Hulk in the upcoming Avengers sequel while making an appearance at WonderCon in California this past weekend. Ferrigno originally provided grunts and screams for The Avengers, but actor Mark Ruffalo – who plays the part of Bruce Banner – provided the voice for Hulk’s one line of …

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Will Hit Theaters In 2015, Original Cast Expected To Return

…And the award for best sequel title goes to…

Magic Mike 2, which is now officially called Magic Mike XXL, will arrive in theaters July 3, 2015. Exhibitor Relations broke the news today via Twitter, but very little additional information regarding the release is available at this time.

According to reports, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin have been working on the sequel’s script for the last several months. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but Tatum did confirm to MTV over the weekend that the film would be a road trip movie and that most, if …

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Channing Tatum Has Met With Producers About Playing Gambit In Future ‘X-Men’ Films

This is the kind of story that will either fill you with excitement or send chills down your spine. For us, it’s the former, but for many it’s likely the latter. To those of you picking chills, all I can say is – get over it. Studios need star power to ensure box office draw, and it does not get much bigger right now than Channing Tatum. Cross your fingers he does not bastardize your childhood and hope for the best. It is all you can do.

Channing Tatum revealed during an interview with MTV that he has met with …

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‘Gremlins’ Reboot Allegedly Being Fast-Tracked At Warner Bros.

There have been rumors circling the net in regards to a continuation of the Gremlins franchise – be it as a reboot or sequel – for close to a decade. Now, according to a post on AICN, the project is on the fast-track towards production at Warner Bros.

That’s right, folks. A Gremlins reboot is allegedly being planned and rushed towards the box office as we speak. No director or casting information has been revealed, but last year Warner Bros. did bring on Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg to produce.

Joe Dante, the director of the original Gremlins, …

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‘Jurassic World’ Adds Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, And Katie McGrath

There was once a time where there was little information on the upcoming Jurassic World, though the past few weeks have shown us plenty of new information to go on.

Joining the ranks of Chris Pratt, and Bryce Dallas Howard, Arrested Development star Judy Greer, Tudors star Katie McGrath, and Orange Is The New Black‘s Lauren Lapkus are the newest additions to the Jurassic team.

There is no word on what characters these three new actresses will portray. All we know is that Pratt is a “dino wrangler” with attitude, and Howard is a scientist employed by the …

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‘Smurfs 3′ Will Be A Completely Animated Franchise Reboot

Sony Pictures have announced that Smurfs 3 is not only being fast-tracked into production, but that it will be a completely animated adventure that reboots the entire franchise. That means no Neil Patrick Harris, no Hank Azaria, and absolutely no CGI.

According to reports, the animated reboot of The Smurfs will feature entirely new environments and character design, supposedly something closer in look to Smurfs creator Peyo’s original art. This could be a sign that Sony will try and steer the plot of the franchise back to the cartoon as well, and in doing so possibly do away with the …

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‘Jurassic World’ Has Found Its Villain

As if we needed another reason to be excited about the biggest film of 2015…

First came the promise of new, gorgeously designed dinosaurs on the big screen. We were sold. Then came news that Star Lord himself, Mr. Chris Pratt, would be starring. Again, we were sold. Now, the Jurassic World production has revealed that Vincent D’Onofrio will portray the film’s villain. In the words of perhaps the wisest internet meme based off a Matt Groening cartoon of all time:

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Yes, Variety has confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio will be joining the cast of Jurassic World, which is …

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Jack Black Will Star In ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation; Sony Gives Film 2016 Release Date

The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series has found its star and official release date.

According to an article on THR, Jack Black is set to emerge from some much needed time away to star in the young adult centric adaptation. Rob Letterman, who previously worked with black on Gulliver’s Travels is directing.

Goosebumps will arrive in theaters March 23, 2016.

No plot details have been revealed for the Goosebumps adaptation, but the possibilities are essentially endless. Stine wrote 62 books in his Goosebumps‘ series, and along the way touched on everything from evil puppets, to …

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Kevin Hart Is Helping Will Ferrell Prepare For Prison

Kevin Hart is everywhere right now. He has two movies in the top 10 at the box office, as well as one of the most watched comedy specials on Netflix. He’s never been more in the spotlight than he is at this moment and in order to stay there he’s going to have to announce a few major projects in the months ahead. Oh wait…

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Kevin Hart will star opposite Will Ferrell in a new comedy called Get Hard. The film, which is being directed by Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3

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‘Space Jam 2′ May Be In Development, But Lebron James Is Not Involved (Yet)

Space Jam 2 may be real, but not everything story related to Bugs Bunny’s latest adventure is based in truth.

When Deadline broke the news that Space Jam 2 was indeed a real project this weekend, their initial scoop mentioned that NBA star Lebron James had signed on to fill the role originally portrayed by sports icon Michael Jordan. Brian Windhorst at ESPN is now reporting that reps for James have denied that any project is in development. They say the film itself may be happening, but at this point Lebron James has not signed on to star in any …