Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

It’s been a turbulent week for Sony but the studio is moving forward full-speed ahead on the long-awaited realization of Jon Spaihts‘ sci-fi script Passengers. Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) just came on to direct earlier this week, a couple months after Sony grabbed rights to the script following failed development efforts at other companies. And now Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to play one of the two lead roles, which instantly turns Passengers into a top-tier project — assuming her schedule allows her to sign on.

Update: Just after we published this, another report revealed Chris Pratt as being in early talks for the second lead role, opposite Lawrence.

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick

Nicolas Winding Refn has found some more beautiful people for his horror film about beautiful people. Keanu Reeves has boarded The Neon Demon, along with Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote.

As previously reported, Elle Fanning leads the cast as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise,” while Abbey Lee plays a dangerously unstable popular girl. More on the Neon Demon Keanu Reeves casting after the jump.  Read More »

‘Gotham’ Recruits Former ‘Hero’ to Play Villain

Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes

A former superhero is coming to Gotham, only as a villain. Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia is set to join the DC Comics-based drama as “the Ogre,” a serial killer who targets young women. Because Jim Gordon didn’t have enough problems on his plate already. More on the Heroes Milo Ventimiglia casting after the jump.  Read More »

oliver stone edward snowden movie casting

Oliver Stone is casting up his sure to be hot-topic Edward Snowden film. He’s already got Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous whistleblower and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend. Now, he’s added the three other major roles in the film.

Oscar-winner Melissa Leo will play Laura Poitras, the journalist/filmmaker who was part of Snowden’s revelations and directed the Best Documentary Oscar nominee, CitizenFour. Zachary Quinto will play Glenn Greenwald, the journalist Snowden chooses to help release the secrets and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson will play Ewen MacAskill, a reporter at The Guardian who fact-checked and helped break these secrets. Read more about the Edward Snowden movie casting below. Read More »

Carrie Ann Moss AKA Jessica Jones casting

Marvel’s second Netflix series, A.K.A Jessica Jones, just added a worthy adversary for the title character. Carrie-Ann Moss, best known as Trinity from The Matrix, has been cast in an as yet-unnamed role, described by Marvel as follows: “Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica…if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.” She joins a cast that already includes Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter and Rachael Taylor. Read more about the AKA Jessica Jones casting below. Read More »

Casey Affleck in Out Of The Furnace

HBO loves itself a good historical miniseries, and the next one to come from the network will be Lewis and Clark. The frontier drama has a star-studded lineup both in front of and behind the camera: Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton are executive producers, and Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star.

More on the HBO Lewis and Clark series after the jump.  Read More »

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Nicolas Winding Refn‘s female-led horror film The Neon Demon has found a new star in Abbey Lee, who’ll join previously cast lead Elle Fanning. That’s the pretty good news. The really great news is that with her comes a host of new details about the mysterious project. To sum up, this film sounds bonkers in a good way.

Get the latest Neon Demon plot details after the jump. Read More »

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The cast of Fargo Season 2 just gets better and better. The newest member of the family is Michael Hogan, whom TV geeks will recognize as Colonel Saul Tigh from Battlestar Galactica. He joins a sprawling cast that also includes Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst. Get character details and more after the jump.  Read More »

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In the past few weeks, Kevin Spacey has picked up both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for House of Cards, on which he plays a politician who’ll manipulate, blackmail, screw, and murder anyone to get to the top. Needless to say, it’s a pretty heavy affair, and it’s totally understandable if Spacey wants to do something a little lighter with his time off.

So Spacey is now set to star in Nine Lives, a high-concept comedy in which he’ll play a man who turns into a cat. Yes, you read that right. Barry Sonnenfeld is directing. Get details on the Kevin Spacey cat movie after the jump.  Read More »

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