The troubled production "Jane Got A Gun" might have recently lost Bradley Cooper as the film's antagonist, but a replacement has already been found.
Deadline is reporting that Ewan McGregor is locked down for the "pivotal role of the leader of an outlaw gang" in the Gavin O'Connor-directed film. This will be a bit of a reunion for McGregor, who previously starred with leading lady Natalie Portman in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. Noah Emmerich plays Portman's character's husband, and Joel Edgerton plays her former flame.
In other casting news, Benicio Del Toro is in talks for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest and Keira Knightley could replace Anne Hathaway in an upcoming indie. Get more info about those two projects after the jump!
By Hannah Soo Park
Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson might be the next big actor-director duo, Kate Winslet is eyeing Vernoica Roth's "Divergent," Reese Witherspoon might be lining up a Sudan drama, and Chris Hemsworth could be headed to the seas—all in today's casting call!
Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson Together Again?
Following their work together on "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are looking to team up again for the director's film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice." The Hollywood Reporter says that the actor is reportedly in negotiations to star as a private "pot-smoking detective" following a kidnapping case in Los Angeles during the late '60s and early '70s. According to previous rumors, Robert Downey Jr. had once been rumored offered the leading role, but ultimately turned it down.
By Hannah Soo Park
Nabbing an Oscar nod might call for plenty of celebration, but Anne Hathaway and Bradley Cooper are already setting their sights onto their next big projects in today's Casting Call.
Since one can never have too much Shakespeare—especially in Hollywood—it shouldn't come as too much a surprise that a modern-day retelling of "The Taming of the Shrew" is currently in the brewing stages. And now, Hathaway is reportedly set to headline the film. This wouldn't be Hathaway's first attempt to take on the Bard's complex language. Back in 2009, she played Viola in Shakespeare in the Park's production of "Twelfth Night."
Click past the jump for the rest of today's Casting Call!
"Transformers 4" might have its leading man, but what about the rest of its cast?
Less than a week after Mark Wahlberg was confirmed for the upcoming "Transformers" movie, a report has come out with details on the supporting cast for the film. It seems like claims that the movie would have a female lead weren't far off, as The Hollywood Reporter has learned that director Michael Bay is casting for the role of Wahlberg's character's daughter.
David Oyelowo is sticking with historical figures by moving on to a biopic about Sugar Ray Robinson following his upcoming role in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."
The "Red Tails" actor has a number of exciting upcoming projects, including the Tom Cruise-starring "Jack Reacher" and Lee Daniels-directed "The Butler." But we're now particularly excited about the fact that Oyelowo is going to star as Robinson in the upcoming flick "Sweet Thunder," which is based on the Wil Haygood biography "Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson."
This news comes at us from Deadline, who reports that Haygood wrote a script that "Moneyball" producer Rachael Horovitz and "Game Change" writer Danny Strong will produce. Oyelowo will also act as executive producer.
From TV to the "Scary Movie" franchise? That seems to be the route that Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan are taking to continue the reboot of their Hollywood careers.
It turns out that both celebrities have taken roles in the upcoming movie "Scary Movie 5." E! Online has the news, reporting that Sheen will reprise his role as Tom Logan, while Lohan is playing an unannounced character. We're not quite sure how either actor will fit into the movie's larger story, but we're just hoping they share some screen time together.
Will Ferrell is reuniting with "Wedding Crashers" stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the upcoming comedy "The Internship," though at least they won't be crashing funerals this time around. Instead, Ferrell will reportedly be playing a home electronics salesman who really, really loves the ladies, though he doesn't necessarily rev their engines as much as he might like.
Variety broke the news about Ferrell's inclusion, adding that he'll play the brother-in-law to Wilson's character. According to the outlet, Ferrell's character "has no problem making inappropriate comments about his attractive customers." Sounds like something the "Anchorman" star can handle with ease.
Two days ago, Deadline reported that "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu is in talks to helm a live-action "Masters of the Universe" movie. Since Chu seems to have the whole nostalgia-heavy movie down, this news got us excited and thinking who could be the new He-Man.
As a service, we've helped narrow down the field.
Granted the guy hasn't had a lot of success wearing a loin cloth lately, Kitsch knows how to rock the longer hair and can act while having abs. After such a rocky supposed-breakout summer, he deserves another shot at carrying a tent pole film that's as fun as he can be. As an added bonus, Kitsch's former "Friday Night Lights" co-star Zach Gilford can star as Prince Adam. Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen should always come as a package deal. Grayskull forever!
By Ashleigh Schmitz
Two of the most anticipated films of 2013 are welcoming some big name actors, just in time to start filming.
Martin Scorsese's next film, "The Wolf of Wall Street," just gained another one of our favorite actors, John Favreau. The film is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a stockbroker indicted for security fraud and money laundering in 1998. Favreau joins up as a securities lawyer alongside an impressive supporting cast, which includes last year's Oscar winner for Best Actor Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and Rob Reiner (we could go on).
Learn who Jay Baruchel is playing in the new "RoboCop" after the jump!
Apparently Doug is headed back for "The Hangover 3." You know, the other Doug.
That's right, Mike Epps will be back for another go in "The Hangover" universe. Variety is reporting the man who played "Black Doug" in "The Hangover" will reprise his role when the Wolf Pack heads to Tijuana. Maybe he's around to sell the guys more roofies.
Actually, he likely won't. We don't know much about "The Hangover 3" beyond its locations (Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Tijuana) and its cast, but we do know that it's supposed to ditch the tried-and-true formula of the previous two films and try something new. In fact, director Todd Phillips recently said this movie will "surprise a lot of people."