It seems like Justin Timberlake was just in time with landing his first leading roles in films this year. Just days after his new sci-fi thriller "In Time" hit theaters, word hit the Internet that he has been offered a role in the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis."
"Drive" star Oscar Isaac will be playing the main character in the flick, a struggling folk musician from Queens. Timberlake has been offered the other lead role role of a folk musician who is married to Carey Mulligan's character in the flick, according to Variety. Showbiz411 adds that Coens regular John Goodman also has recently joined the cast.
Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!
British Thesp Joins "Bond 23"
The latest actor to join Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond film is "Bourne" franchise star Albert Finney. The Daily Mail has the news that Finney will play a Foreign Office mandarin who has powers over the Secret Intelligence Service. The role is described as "reasonably big" and "full of class." The movie is currently gearing up for production at Britain's Pinewood Studios.
Sylvester Stallone Headed To "The Tomb"
Variety has learned that Sylvester Stallone has boarded Summit Entertainment's prison thriller "The Tomb." The project has been floating around since 2008, but now that Stallone has joined the cast it should hopefully get kick started into production soon. "The Tomb" currently does not have a director or a start date (or any other cast members), but Summit has some time to find them while Stallone is filming "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria.
Joel Kinnaman Lands Lead In "Arthur & Lancelot"
Exactly one week after it was revealed that Joel Kinnaman was in the running for a lead role in "Arthur & Lancelot," The Hollywood Reporter has learned that he has landed the titular role of Lancelot. No word yet on whether "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harrington is still in the running for Arthur, but hopefully a casting update will come our way soon. The movie is both written and directed by David Dobkin.
Arnold Schwarzenegger To Sink Into "Black Sands"
Deadline has learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in the upcoming action flick "Black Sands." He'll play a loner who "wages war against a ruthless weapons manufacturer and his private army in the Southwest." The start date for the project is April 1, 2012. Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy are directing the movie.
Olivia Wilde Is Not The New Lara Croft
A new "Tomb Raider" project has been floating around for a while, but "Tron: Legacy" star Olivia Wilde wants to clarify that she's not going to be replacing Angelina Jolie in the upcoming flick. She took to Twitter to set the record straight, saying, "Hey internet, I'm not the new Lara Croft. But I've seen about 23 drag queen impersonators tonight in new york so all is well!" Thanks for keeping us updated, Olivia!
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