Alexandra Daddario in San Andreas

UPDATE: Deadline reports today that Daddario has won the female lead role of Summer, a lifeguard and love interest to Zac Efron’s character. Original story from November 9, 2015 follows.

After setting Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron for the male leads over the summer, Paramount’s Baywatch reboot dove deep into the casting pool to find a female lead. Now it’s resurfaced with a list of seven possibilities, including Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers), and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalpyse). Read the Baywatch female lead shortlist after the jump.  Read More »

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After perfecting her plain-girl act in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman (her?) is trying to shake it off in The Duff. She plays Bianca, a high school senior who’s dismayed to realize she’s considered the DUFF — Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier pals. In an effort to reinvent herself, she enlists the help of handsome popular jock Wesley (Robbie Amell).

It all sounds pretty silly, starting with the notion that Whitman is ugly and fat. But this is movie-land, where Rachel Leigh Cook was once considered freakishly repulsive because she dared wear overalls and glasses. And where we’re supposed to believe Amell, a 26-year-old former male model, is a typical teenager. Hit the jump to watch The Duff trailer.

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Ouija

Board game movies aren’t quite as common now as we might have guessed a few years ago, when Hasbro put about a million of them into development. But they aren’t entirely dead. There’s one coming this fall based on the slumber party staple Ouija, from Knowing writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White.

While that admittedly sounds terrible in theory, the new Ouija trailer offers hope that it could be quite a bit better than the phrase “board game movie” would suggest. Watch the Ouija trailer after the jump.

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