Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn could be landing a starring role in Tony Scott's next action drama. Meanwhile, the Joss Whedon-written film "In Your Eyes" lands its two romantic leads, Hugh Grant explains his role roles in "Cloud Atlas" and Laurence Fishburne heads to Canada for a new sci-fi flick.

It's February 16, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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The last we saw of Hannibal Lecter, he was disappointing critics and audiences in 2006’s "Hannibal Rising." Managers of the brand would be excited to get past that unfortunate stage, which just might happen now that NBC has ordered 13 episodes of Bryan Fuller’s "Hannibal," a show that will supposedly explore Lecter’s nascent mentoring relationship with FBI agent Will Graham, the original protagonist of the "Hannibal" franchise.

Appropriate for NBC's ever-active search to capture the zeitgeist, it will be a contemporary take. But who should the Peacock Network cast to play the iconic cannibal? We came up with a list of five actors who we’d like to see in the role.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Fine, fine, we will recommend Cumberbatch for everything. But come on! It would be a perfect fit -- he’s shown enough charm and suave to pull off Lecter’s insidious swagger, and he’s trained enough to embody the full facets of the cannibalistic psyche. With roles in the "Star Trek" sequel and "The Hobbit" set to break him stateside, this would be a big leap forward and sure to collect him a bunch of Golden Globes. If everyone loved Michael C. Hall’s performance on "Dexter," couldn’t Cumberbatch reasonably appropriate the same effect for a network audience?




Three major stars are set to join Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming flick "Kill Your Darlings." Meanwhile, Will Ferrell will become a "Flamingo Thief," Saoirse Ronan is set to star in Disney's newly titled "Order of the Seven" and Jennifer Aniston will lead the dramedy "Miss You Already."

It's February 13, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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Better late than never! Even though Peter Jackson and the rest of the cast of "The Hobbit" have been busy filming the upcoming two films in New Zealand, there were still apparently characters left to be cast. But no longer.

Deadline is reporting that Billy Connolly has come on board to play the role of Dain Ironfoot. The dwarf warrior is the second cousin of head dwarf Thorin Oakenshield. The reason that Connolly was able to sign on so late in the game is because the character of Dain only has a small role in "The Hobbit," and likely will only appear in the second "Hobbit" film, "There and Back Again," which comes out in 2013.


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Naomi Watts

Natalie Portman is marking her big return to acting following her "Black Swan" Oscar win with not one but two Terrence Malick flicks. Meanwhile, Naomi Watts has landed the much-coveted role of Princess Diana in a new movie, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep could star in a movie about the making of "Mary Poppins" and John Goodman joins "Trouble with the Curve."

It's February 9, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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"Game of Thrones" leading man Kit Harington seems to finally be landing his big screen breakout role. Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite in an upcoming comedy, Amy Adams is set to star in the big screen adaptation of one of Steve Martin's novels and Philip Seymour Hoffman is in negotiations for "A Most Wanted Man."

It's February 8, and you're tuning in for today's casting news.


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Harrison FordFilm geek scoop of the day: Harrison Ford is apparently in early talks to appear in Ridley Scott's new "Blade Runner" movie.

One imagines he would be back as the iconic Rick Deckard, though, of course, that's mere speculation at this point. A "Blade Runner" sequel is at least two years away from coming to fruition, and nothing has been set in stone, including Ford's possible casting.

But if he is involved in Scott's new take on the "Blade Runner" universe, then there's a lot of ways it could play out.


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Jane Levy Evil Dead

The upcoming "Evil Dead" remake may have lost a leading lady with Lily Collins, but today the horror movie picked up her replacement and a male lead. In other casting news, Viola Davis is the latest star to join "Ender's Game," her "The Help" costar Octavia Spencer joins a sci-fi thriller, and Chris Rock wants to romance Melissa McCarthy in his new movie.

It's February 3, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman's Oscar nomination has been a long time coming, so excuse the Englishman for getting a little cast crazy in the post-ceremony celebration.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oldman is entering final negotiations to play the villain of "Motor City," a movie about "a small-time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves." Directed by Albert Hughes, who previously helmed "The Book of Eli" and "From Hell," it will look to start shooting in April.


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