Petes Dragon casting

David Lowery‘s Pete’s Dragon reboot is expected to depart from the original in some significant ways, but at the end of the day it’s still Pete’s Dragon. It needs a Pete and a dragon, and now it’s found the first of those.

Oakes Fegley is set to play the little boy who befriends the dragon Elliot. In addition, Oona Laurence has been set to play his other (human) friend Natalie. Hit the jump for the latest on the Petes Dragon casting.

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Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Movie Finds Its Guinevere

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Guy Ritchie‘s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur has crowned its queen. Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, best known in the U.S. for playing mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, is set to play Guinevere in the fantasy adventure. She joins previously cast stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba. Get all the details after the jump.

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Toby Kebbell Lands Another Bad-Guy Role in ‘Ben-Hur’

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Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur is moving along at chariot-race speed. Earlier this week we learned Jack Huston had been cast in the title role, and now comes news Toby Kebbell is about to join him as Ben-Hur’s BFF-turned-nemesis Messala. Morgan Freeman also boarded the cast last week.

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Adds Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

Magic Mike XXL is set to reunite most of the hardbodies from the first film, save Matthew McConaughey. But every sequel needs some fresh blood, and so Magic Mike XXL has just added its first new cast member.

Andie MacDowell is set to board the new movie, joining Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello. Gregory Jacobs is directing and Steven Soderbergh is doing everything but. Hit the jump for more on the Magic Mike XXL Andie MacDowell casting.

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Liam Neeson tell no one

If there are two things Liam Neeson does really well, it’s chase after missing people and kill bad guys. The former will be put to good use in Neeson’s latest new project Tell No One, in which he’ll play a man whose supposedly murdered wife may still be alive after all.

Meanwhile, the latter talent is celebrated in a “Liam Neeson Kill Map,” charting all the people he’s murdered onscreen over the years. After the jump, get details on the Liam Neeson Tell No One casting, get an eyeful of the Liam Neeson Kill Map, and learn all about his new script with Bono. Yes, that Bono.

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Dennis Haysbert Books ‘Dead Rising’ and ‘Ted 2′

Dennis Haysbert

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Aubrey Plaza in Parks and Recreation

Whether or not the world really needs a Grumpy Cat movie is still open for debate. But if it must exist — and Lifetime has decided it must — it really is tough to think of anyone better than Aubrey Plaza to fill the lead role.

The Parks and Recreation star is set to voice the famous feline (real name Tardar Sauce) in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. Hit the jump for Aubrey Plaza Grumpy Cat casting news, plus a first look at the film.

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Former Doctor Who Boards ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

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Matt Smith‘s Doctor Who days are behind him, but his days of battling monsters are not. The former Eleventh Doctor has signed on for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Burr Steers‘ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s parodic take on the Jane Austen classic.

He joins a big cast of mostly British up-and-comers including Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth. Hit the jump for more on the Matt Smith Pride and Prejudice and Zombies story.

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