The last big holdout in the Birds of Prey cast has been found. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco is in talks to play Cassandra Cain, one of the Batgirls, in the female-driven superhero film. Basco joins a cast that includes Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor. Cathy Yan is directing from a script by Christina Hodson, who is also writing the Batgirl movie.
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The Birds of Prey cast has found its Detective Renee Montoya. Academy Award nominee Rosie Perez will play the role, joining a cast that includes Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The female-driven superhero film will be helmed by Cathy Yan, and is due out in 2020. More on the Birds of Prey cast below.
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A whole bunch of casting news happened this week, and we went ahead and rounded it all up for you in one spot. You’re welcome! In this edition of Casting Bits:
- Ben Affleck and more join Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees new movie The Last Thing He Wanted.
- Julianne Moore will co-star with Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window.
- Ralph Fiennes will star in Terry Gilliam‘s Mr. Vertigo.
- Rosario Dawson takes the lead in USA Network pilot Briarpatch.
- Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman, and Bokeem Woodbine will appear in the Netflix drama In The Shadow of the Moon.
- Quentin Tarantino has added even more people to his never-ending Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast.
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For many, actors like Christopher Walken and John Turturro could be considered Gods. We remember their performances in films like The Deer Hunter or The Big Lebowski and feel like a higher power came down and blessed them with gifts not worthy of the common man. It seems fitting then that they, along with a slew of other awesome actors, will now actually be playing Gods in Gods Behaving Badly, a film adaptation of the 2007 best-seller by Marie Phillips.
Joining Walken and Turturro as a group of Greek Gods living together in a New York City brownstone are Sharon Stone, Oliver Platt, Edie Falco, Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez, Nelsan Ellis, Gideon Glick and Henry Zebrowski. They then cross paths with a mortal couple played by Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Read more about the story after the jump. Read More »