Each bit of casting for Christopher Nolan‘s third and final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has told us a little more about the ultra-guarded story. This latest casting tidbit doesn’t involve a huge name — it is Josh Pence, who played the other half of the Winlklevoss twins in The Social Network, opposite Armie Hammer — but the role is significant. Josh Pence will play a young version of a character we’ve seen previously in an earlier film. Possible spoilers mean that the info is after the break. Read More »

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Once upon a time creating onscreen twins using one actor was a matter of careful staging with body doubles, and controlled camera work and split-screen editing allowing one actor to play two roles. Now there are more complex, perhaps more subtle ways to achieve the same effect. So here is a pretty detailed look at the measures undertaken by David Fincher and crew as they tranformed Armie Hammer into the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. Read More »

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Here’s a few casting notes for you before Page 2 hits. First up is What Boys Want, a teen-skewed reversal of the 2000 Mel Gibson film What Women Want. Selena Gomez will star as a girl who can hear what men are thinking. Reports that the film will just be Gomez hiding in a closet for two hours may be unfounded, but you can see where the rumor might come from. I don’t know much about Selena Gomez, and you should consider that a good thing. I’m in my 30s with no kids, so the only reason for me to know much about a coiffed-up Disney Channel star is that I write stories like these. So I can’t offer much context about this one other than to say it doesn’t sound anything like material for a teen-skewed comedy. [Variety]

After the break, more for David Fincher‘s next and that David Strathairn news you’ve been waiting for! Read More »