Here's a pairing that comes wonderfully out of left field: Russell Brand could star in Diablo Cody's directorial debut "Lamb of God."
The news comes at us courtesy of Twitch, who learned that Brand has been offered the lead in the flick and that "Footloose" star Julianne Hough is the top choice to play the movie's leading lady. "Lamb of God" tells the story of a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith and decides to go to Vegas and "live the life of a sinner," but ends up finding her faith along the way.
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Good and obnoxious news, "Game of Thrones" fans: Theon Greyjoy's cunning and cutthroat sister Asha has been cast... but her name isn't Asha anymore!
Gemma Whelan, who's starred in "The Wolfman" and "Gulliver's Travels," will play the fierce ironborn warrior woman in season two, Entertainment Weekly reports. But she won't be known as Asha in the series: instead, her character has been renamed Yara.
The news confirms previous rumors that Asha was on the cusp of a name change, with producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently confirming that they were considering the option due to similarities between Asha and Osha, the Starks' wildling captive introduced towards the end of the first season of "Thrones."
Bradley Cooper should be looking at his silver linings as he and his "Limitless" costar Robert De Niro are in talks to team up with director David O Russell for "The Silver Linings Playbook."
Deadline has the news that Cooper and De Niro are in negotiations for the flick. Cooper would be replacing Mark Wahlberg, who departed due to other obligations. Jennifer Lawrence is still committed as the movie's leading lady.
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Olivia Wilde as porn star Linda Lovelace? If that doesn't set off some alarms in your head, you might not have a pulse!
"It would be a tremendous honor," Wilde told E! Online of the possibility that she might star in a biopic from Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman about the "Deep Throat" star. "It's such a cool role. She was a fascinating woman—with where she came from to 'Deep Throat' to then working with Gloria Steinem and Nora Ephron. It's really fascinating."
Nothing's confirmed yet, but if Wilde takes on the role, she'll be the second Hollywood star taking a big-screen shot at Lovelace; "Watchmen" actress Malin Akerman is starring in a separate biopic about the topic.
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And the casting for "G.I. Joe 2" carries on.
The latest actor to join Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and Ray Stevenson is "Jurassic Park" lead Joe Mazzello. He will be playing Mouse, a role that Deadline is reporting was a hot part that many young Hollywood actors were vying for. We're psyched to see Mazzello, who's come a long way since being terrorized by T-Rexes, land the gig!
In the casting news after the jump, "Dark Shadows" cameos abound in Tim Burton's feature and an "Arrested" actor has saved "We Are The Millers."
Emma Stone just barely missed out on the police hijinks of "21 Jump Street," but she isn't done playing with cops just yet.
The "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Easy A" actress is in negotiations to join the cast of "Gangster Squad," the 1940s cop drama chronicling the Los Angeles Police Department's war on famed mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) and his fellow criminals.
If her deal goes through, Stone would play Jean, described by Variety as "a sharp-tongued siren caught in a love triangle" between the drug-dealing Cohen and a squad member played by Ryan Gosling.
You've heard by now that "The Bourne Legacy" will veer away from the spy franchise's original trilogy while still maintaining the continuity of those films, even without Matt Damon on board. But how exactly will the spinoff connect with the original? We're glad you asked!
Showblitz reveals that "Bourne" veterans Joan Allen and Albert Finney are both set to reprise their roles from the original set of movies in the latest thriller, directed by longtime "Bourne" scribe Tony Gilroy.
They're joining an amazingly accomplished cast that already includes Jeremy Renner in the lead role, Oscar Isaac as an assassin named Number Three, Edward Norton tentatively playing a villain, and Rachel Weisz pulling her weight in an unknown capacity.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, it's time to square off.
The Judd Apatow staple and the former "High School Musical" star are butting heads in an untitled comedy where Rogen plays an average guy going toe-to-toe against Efron's frat boy character. That's a team up we never really expected to see, but it's one we're interested in seeing all the same!
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by Danica Davidson
When Guatemalan-born actor Oscar Isaac tried out for the lead role in “The Bourne Legacy” — the fourth film in the “Bourne” movie series — he was turned down. But it wasn’t because his acting skills didn’t impress director Tony Gilroy. In fact, while Gilroy didn’t give him the lead, he wouldn’t let the actor walk away completely empty-handed.
According to Deadline, Isaac has been cast in the "Bourne" continuation as Number 3. While that may sound like the name of an extra, it’s actually an important assassin character in the flick. He'll star alongside new lead Jeremy Renner and such big-name actors as Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.
Just like winter, "Game of Thrones" season two casting news keeps a-comin'. The role call thus far: we've got Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne, Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houton as Melisandre and Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth.
While HBO is at it, why not add one more to the clash of kings?
The latest casting news comes from none other than "A Song of Ice and Fire" mastermind and "Thrones" executive producer George R.R. Martin, who announced on his blog (via Spinoff Online) that veteran actor Oliver Ford Davies is joining the HBO series as Maester Cressen.
He's perhaps an unfamiliar name for those of you who haven't read the "Ice and Fire" books, of course, so check out a quick primer after the jump if you feel so inclined. But once again: spoiler alert!