The KillingAMC's new series "The Killing" has been, for lack of a better word, killing it. The powerful murder mystery drama has made such an impression on the small screen since its debut earlier this month that its cast is already being sought after by Hollywood to showcase their talents on the big screen.

Take, for instance, Mireille Enos, who plays the lead character Sarah Linden on the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is currently in talks to star as none other than Brad Pitt's wife in the upcoming "World War Z." The movie, based on Max Brooks' novel of the same name, follows life in a post-zombie apocalyptic world.

Check out the rest of today's biggest casting news, including another "Killing" star -- Joel Kinnaman -- making the transition to film for the thriller "Safe House."


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John C. ReillyWith the mystery of who will play "The Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen long over, the question of who will star as the important supporting characters still looms.

As Elizabeth Banks closes in on the over-the-top Effie Trinket, Hollywood Crush reports that Oscar-nominee John C. Reilly is in contention for the part of the boozy, but vital, "Hunger Games" ex-champ and mentor Haymitch Abernathy. Reilly, an inspired and more than well-suited choice for the role, would beat out the likes of other rumored Haymitch contenders such as Hugh Laurie.

Check out the rest of Monday's biggest casting news after the jump, including Sam Raimi's push to have Hilary Swank head to "Oz"!


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Jeremy RennerThe "Bourne" movies have a new leading man: Jeremy Renner.

Weeks after Renner's name first surfaced as a "Bourne" candidate over at Latino Review, it's now been confirmed that "The Hurt Locker" star has been offered the lead in Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy." Fans of the first three installments of the series, take comfort that Renner isn't replacing Matt Damon. Rather, the 40-year-old star will reportedly play an operative who is part of a covert government program that creates assassins like Bourne.

Renner beat out the likes of rumored could-be Bournes such as Alex Pettyfer, Dominic Cooper, and Joel Edgerton (more on him in today's Casting Call.) In addition to carrying on the new "Bourne" franchise, Renner is also in the works to take over the "Mission: Impossible" flicks and is taking part in the upcoming "Avengers" reboot.

Check out the rest of Friday's biggest casting news in Hollywood including Tom Cruise's next project, as well as Josh Brolin joining a gang of "Gangsters."


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Hunger GamesEarlier this week, it was announced that Hollywood newcomers Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Amandla Stenberg, and Dayo Okeniyi would play "Hunger Games" competitors, and now another relative unknown has been cast.

As reported by our friends at Hollywood Crush, a young actress by the name of Willow Shield will be playing the coveted role of Primrose Everdeen. The 12-year-old stars as the little sister of "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss, played in the film by Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. Director Gary Ross said Shield will "make an amazing Prim and we’re very lucky to have her."

Check out the rest of Thursday's biggest casting news in the biz, including Catherine Zeta-Jones' return to movie musicals and Kate Beckinsale (possibly) making a "Total Recall"!


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Hunger GamesThe names being called for "The Hunger Games" continues to grow by the day. Earlier this week it was announced that newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi signed on to play District 11 members Rue and Thresh and that Elizabeth Banks was being circled to take on the role of chaperon Effie Trinket.

Now, as our friends over at Hollywood Crush reported, two more have joined in for the "Games" and much like Stenberg and Okeniyi, they are relative unknowns. Jack Quaid (son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan) and TV actress Leven Rambin ("Grey's Anatomy") will star as the privileged District 1 tributes, Marvel and Glimmer. While this casting gets fans one step closer to a better idea of how the film will look, there are still nine more district slots that need to be filled, as well as major characters such as Haymitch and Prim.

Check out the rest of Wednesday's biggest casting news in the movie business, including Ben Affleck saying no to "The Great Gatsby" and John Krasinski getting in line for "Nobody Walks"!


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The Hunger GamesDistrict 11, meet your new "Hunger Games" representatives: Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi.

If those names don't exactly ring a bell, they most certainly will soon. Hollywood Crush has the scoop that newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi are taking on the roles of Rue and Thresh, a pair competing in the Hunger Games, for the big screen adaptation of the immensely popular series. And they may soon be joined by Elizabeth Banks, who is reportedly eying the role of Effie Trinket, a flashy handler who works closely with the "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence.)

Check out the rest of Tuesday's biggest casting news, including Ryan Gosling's quick departure from "The Lone Ranger" and Chris Klein's "American Reunion."


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Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling could be adding a high-profile role to his already-diverse resume: The Lone Ranger.

The Wrap reports that the Oscar-nominated actor has begun early talks with Disney to sign on for Gore Verbinski's big screen version of "The Lone Ranger." While it's certainly a different choice for the indie favorite, here's a big incentive: Johnny Depp would play Tonto to Gosling's Ranger.

But he may not be able to ride off with the part just yet, as his increasingly busy schedule (including "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Logan's Run") may not permit him to take part in the blockbuster-to-be, which is slated to hit theaters by 2014.

Check out the rest of Monday's biggest casting news in Hollywood and find out who joined the casts of "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Perks of Being A Wallflower."


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Hugh JackmanWanted: An actress willing to rock out with Tom Cruise and an actor hoping to have a fairy tale experience with Kristen Stewart.

Hollywood could have very well posted a sign for that today, as two huge roles opened up yet again. After rumors that Hugh Jackman would be stepping in to play the Huntsman in "Snow White and the Huntsman" after Viggo Mortensen dropped out, The Wrap put the kibosh on that reporting that the star won't take the part. Kristen Stewart is still in negotiations to play Snow White in the film.

Meanwhile, "Rock of Ages" may have picked up Russell Brand, they lost Amy Adams, according to Deadline. The actress, who already has a bevy of projects lined up, including the "Superman" and "Muppets" reboots, would have played Cruise's love interest in the 80's music Broadway extravaganza.

Check out the rest of Thursday's (April 14) biggest casting news, including Ellen Page signing on for Woody Allen's latest.


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You can learn a lot about somebody in thirty minutes. Whether they can cook, whether they can dance, or how they spend their free time. In the case of Taylor Lautner it was no, no, and freaking out about having down time.

Of course, we learned scads more about the actor during his sit-down chat with our own Josh Horowitz for his "MTV First: Taylor Lautner" special. In addition to premiering the trailer for his upcoming action thriller "Abduction" (definitely one of our favorite moments of the night over here at Movies Blog), the 19-year-old star shared stories from the set of "Breaking Dawn" and gave fan updates on future projects such as "Incarceron."

After the jump check out our five favorite moments from "MTV First: Taylor Lautner"!


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The face of the "Twilight" franchise could have, quite literally, looked entirely different a few years ago. After the success of the first "Twilight" film, director Chris Weitz was brought on board for the follow-up "New Moon." With Catherine Hardwicke's departure, there was talk of possible cast replacements, namely swapping out the original Jacob Black... Taylor Lautner!

Of course, today we'll be chatting with the one-and-only star suited to play Jacob when Taylor sits down with us for "MTV First: Taylor Lautner," a special in which the teen heartthrob will not only take questions from us, but the fans as well. The actor will also premiere the trailer for his latest movie, the action vehicle "Abduction."

Since the very beginning of "Twlight" right up until today, we've built some great memories with Taylor: his encounter with Les Grossman, comparing his abs to those of his co-star Robert Pattinson, when he learned about a Twi-hard's crazy tattoo and his itchy Jacob wig. But our all-time favorite Taylor moment came back in 2008 when the then-16-year-old humbly fought to keep his place in the "Twilight" saga.

When the rumors began flying that a then-scrawnier Taylor might get replaced by actor Michael Copon, Taylor kept calm and simply did what he needed to do to stay in the wolf pack.


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