Film Casting Updates

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 days ago

Find out the latest casting news for upcoming movies.

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has been added to the cast of the U.S. remake of A Man Called Ove, the 2015 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Hanks will play the title character.

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Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice has been added to the cast of Bigger, the inspirational tale of Joe and Ben Weider, the grandfathers of the fitness movement. Other cast members include Julianne Hough, Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes, and Kevin Durand.

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, directed by Kornel Mundruczo.

In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces.

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Mark Wahlberg at an event for Patriots Day (2016)

Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the Paramount comedy Instant Family, teaming up again with Daddy's Home director Sean Anders. The film follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

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Jack Huston

Jack Huston, Katherine Narducci, and Stephen Graham are among the latest cast additions to Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. The film, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa, is tentatively slated for a 2018 release.

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Matt Damon at an event for Downsizing (2017)

Matt Damon set to star as John R. Brinkley, a real-life 20th century doctor who conned his patients into thinking that he had discovered the cure to impotence, in the drama Charlatan.

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Elisabeth Moss at an event for The Square (2017)

Elisabeth Moss has signed on to star in Call Jane, an abortion drama to be directed by My Week With Marilyn filmmaker Simon Curtis.

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Judi Dench at an event for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Judi Dench Judi is in early talks to join Disney’s Artemis Fowl movie adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh.

Written by Eoin Colfer, the children’s books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth.

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Claire Foy

Claire Foy has landed the lead role as Lizbeth Salander in the upcoming film adaptation of The Girl in the Spider's Web, the latest installment of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara previously played the character.

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KiKi Layne

Kiki Layne has secured the lead role of Tish in Barry Jenkins and Annapurna’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk.

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Daniel Dae Kim at an event for Man of Steel (2013)

Daniel Dae Kim is in talks to replace Ed Skrein in Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot starring David Harbour.

Skrein exited the film in late August following public backlash accusing the production of whitewashing in Hollywood the role that was originally an Asian character in the comics.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Gypsy Boy,” an adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s memoirs. Cumberbatch will play a demanding father and a member of the last generation of the Romany Gypsy people, known for their ability to fight. Boxing is a religion to the Walsh clan, so much so that when Mikey is born, he is given a pair of golden gloves on a chain to wear around his neck. The pressure for Mikey to become a boxer splits the family.

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Grant Gustin at an event for The Flash (2014)

Grant Gustin is set to star in Imagination, a musical comedy about a young couple, fans of performers like Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, whose courtship starts to resemble a movie musical.

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Jude Law

Jude Law has joined Selena Gomez, Timothy Chalamet, and Elle Fanning in Woody Allen's currently untitled film project which will be released by Amazon Studios.

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Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck is set to star in Stoner, directed by Joe Wright, and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.

Based on the novel of the same name by John Williams, Stoner follows the life of William Stoner, a dirt-poor farmer turned academic, who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th Century.

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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman will star in Mary, a supernatural thriller from Tucker Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One.

Michael Goi, perhaps best known for his work as cinematographer and director for "American Horror Story" and "Salem," will direct the feature.

Mary centers on a struggling family that buys an old ship at auction with the high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover the ship’s horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters.

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Tyler Hoechlin and Colton Haynes

"Teen Wolf" stars Colton Haynes and Tyler Hoechlin are to star respectively as fitness pioneers Jack Lalanne and Joe Weider in Bigger. Directed by George Gallo, the film will reveal how "the grandfathers of the fitness movement" battled anti-Semitism, racism, as well as extreme poverty to build an empire and inspire future generations. Kevin Durand has also signed on to the film.

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Allen Leech

Allen Leech has joined the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Leech will play Paul Prenter, Mercury's personal manager and eventual betrayer towards the end of Mercury's life.

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Aidan Gillen

Aiden Gillan will star as famed Irish novelist James Joyce in the upcoming biopic “James and Lucia,” which will begin filming early next year. Written and directed by Robert Mullan, the film will follow the final years of Joyce’s life in the late 1930s as he writes his famed novel, “Finnegan’s Wake.”

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Stephan James

Stephan James is in negotiations to star in Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film. Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their unborn child. James will play Fonny, Tish’s finance.

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Ashton Sanders

Moonlight star Ashton Sanders is in talks to join Denzel Washington in a lead role in Sony’s The Equalizer 2, directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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Vera Farmiga at an event for The Judge (2014)

Vera Farmiga has joined the cast of Jason Reitman's The Front Runner, the Gary Hart biopic describe as a political comedy about the moment in our history when tabloid journalism and political journalism drove into the same lane. Hugh Jackman will star as the senator and 80s presidential candidate.

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Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp will join Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway in the Dirty Rotten Scandals reboot, titled Nasty Women. Sharp will play a tech billionaire in his early 20s who becomes the center of a wager between two experienced con women.

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Eddie Marsan at an event for Ray Donovan (2013)

Eddie Marsan has joined the cast of Deadpool 2 in an undisclosed role.

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Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018)

Letitia Wright has been added to the cast of Avengers: Infinity War. She'll play Shuri, the character she'll portray in the upcoming Black Panther.

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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo (Selma) has been added to the cast of the sci-fi movie Chaos Walking, also starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. Doug Liman (American Made) will direct the film, which is set for March 2019 release.

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Leonardo DiCaprio at an event for 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)

In a seven-figure bidding war, Paramount secured the rights to Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the biopic and produce the film under his Appian Way banner alongside president of production Jennifer Davisson.

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Daniel Craig in Spectre (2015)

After much speculation, Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return to the role of Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25.

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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes, will star in the feature film adaptation of The Secret, the self-help book that postulated that human beings can control the universe with their minds and manifest their desires through the "law of attraction."

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, Timothy Chalamet, and Elle Fanning have signed on to Woody Allen's currently untitled film project which will be released by Amazon Studios.

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Noah Taylor in Preacher (2016)

"Preacher" actor Noah Taylor has joined the cast of Legendary’s action pic Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson.

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of Disney's live action version of The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau.

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Milo Gibson

Milo Gibson is set to star in the in the British feature film Hurricane, playing Lt. Johnny Kent. His character is based on a Canadian flight lieutenant who led the newly formed Royal Air Force 303 squadron of Hawker Hurricane fighter planes flown by Polish pilots at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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Brian Dennehy in Hap and Leonard (2016)

Brian Dennehy has joined the cast of Tag, the New Line comedy that also stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress.

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Marwan Kenzari at the premiere of HARTENSTRAAT

Marwan Kenzari is in talks to join Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake as the villain Jafar. Guy Ritchie is set to direct from a script by John August.

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Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell is set to co-star with Ewan McGregor in Disney’s Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Forster.

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Ian McShane at an event for American Gods (2017)

Ian McShane has joined the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. David Harbour is taking on the role of the demonic hero and McShane will play his adopted father, Professor Broom.

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Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul will star in The Second Story, the story of an author struggling with agoraphobia who welcomes a new roommate into his home. The film is directed by Mark Helfrich, and produced by Brett Ratner.

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Mercedes Mason at an event for IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (2016)

Mercedes Mason has joined the cast of Love By Drowning, a film adaptation of the C.E. Overman novel. Colin Egglesfield and Hill Harper are also in the cast.

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Alicia Witt at an event for Twin Peaks (2017)

Alicia Witt has joined the cast of Spare Room, a drama about a guilt-ridden young vet who attempts to make the amends while renting a room from his fallen brother's widow.

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Michelle Pfeiffer at an event for New Year's Eve (2011)

Michelle Pfeiffer will star alongside Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp, playing the original Wasp Janet Van Dyne. Laurence Fishburne also joined the cast, playing the villain Dr. Bill Foster.

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Kiersey Clemons at an event for Dope (2015)

Kiersey Clemons will star in the indie drama Hearts Beat Loud. Directed by Brett Haley, the film follows a Brooklyn record store owner who struggles to accept change as he’s forced to let go of both his shop and his daughter (Clemons) during her last summer before college.

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James Franco

James Franco, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, and Michael Peña have signed on to animanted flick Next Gen, co-directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. The film will be released in 2018.

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Blake Lively

Blake Lively is set to star in The Rhythm Section, an espionage thriller from James Bond producers Eon Productions and IM Global.

An adaptation of the first book in Mark Burnell’s four novel series, The Rhythm Section follows heroine Stephanie Patrick who, after the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, discovers the crash was not an accident.

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Sugar Lyn Beard

Sugar Lyn Beard (Sausage Party) has been added to the cast of the April 2018 comedy Game Over, Man!, also starring Adam Devine, and the TV movie "Singularity," directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

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Jennifer Lopez at an event for 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy Second Act for STXfilms as part of the company’s efforts to focus on female-driven movies.

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Oona Chaplin at an event for Taboo (2017)

"Game of Thrones" and "Taboo" actress Oona Chaplin has joined the cast of James Cameron's four Avatar sequels, playing Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels.

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Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu has joined the cast of new Netflix feature Set it Up. The romantic comedy is directed by Claire Scanlon and stars Taye Diggs, Zoey Deutch, and Glen Powell.

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Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun, Tessa Thompson, and Lakeith Stanfield have joined first-time director Boots Riley in the upcoming conspiracy drama Sorry To Bother You.

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Danai Gurira at an event for The Walking Dead (2010)

Danai Gurira will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to premiere in May 2018. Gurira can be seen as the warrior Okoye in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Jack Lowden at an event for Tommy's Honour (2016)

British actor Jack Lowden will take on the role of Lord Darnley, ill-fated husband of the Queen in Mary Queen Of Scots opposite Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr.

O'Shea Jackson Jr. will star as Pirates' player Dock Ellis in the biopic Dock. Dock will be co-produced by Ice Cube's production company Cube Vision.

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Hannah John-Kamen in Killjoys (2015)

In the first major casting in the upcoming sequel, Marvel has tapped Hannah John-Kamen for a new role in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams has joined the cast of the Amy Schumer movie I Feel Pretty. Williams will play the head of a cosmetics company and the boss of Schumer's character.

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Helen Hunt in Shots Fired (2017)

Helen Hunt will star in the Adam Randall's horror-thriller I See You for Zodiac Features, portraying the well-heeled wife of the lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought into the spotlight a similar case from years past.

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Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Carrie Coon are among the all-star cast that has joined the ensemble of Steven Spielberg’s The Papers.

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Henry Zaga

Henry Zaga of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" will join the cast of X-Men: The New Mutants. Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are among the other names attached to the 2018 X-Men spinoff.

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Winston Duke

Winston Duke, who is set to portray M'Baku/Man-Ape in 2018's Black Panther, will take on the same role in Avengers: Infinity War, also set for a 2018 release.

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Bradley Whitford at an event for The IMDb Studio (2011)

Bradley Whitford (Get Out) has been added to the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things"), Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), and Kyle Chandler also have been attached to the movie, which is slated for a March 2019 release.

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has signed on to play the title character in Margie Claus, set for release in late 2019. This will be the first movie musical for McCarthy, who will play Santa Claus' wife tasked with saving the holidays.

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Matt Smith at an event for Lost River (2014)

Matt Smith has signed on to play Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most controversial photographers in American history, in a biopic directed by Ondi Timoner. Zosia Mamet will play his longtime friend Patti Smith.

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David Tennant and Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones (2015)

David Tennant and Krysten Ritter, who went head-to-head in Marvel series "Jessica Jones", are set to reunite in Fuddy Meers. The film tells the story of a woman who wakes up each day with no memory and relives her past daily. In a further connection, the film’s director, David Petrarca, helmed two episodes of "Jessica Jones."

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Jack Kesy

Jack Kesy of "The Strain" and Baywatch has joined the cast of Deadpool 2. Kesy reportedly will play a villain in the sequel, which is slated for a June 2018 release.

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Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin is in negotiations to join Shailene Woodley in STX Entertainment’s survival drama Adrift.

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Jesse Eisenberg at an event for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Jesse Eisenberg has signed on to play legendary mime Marcel Marceau in Resistance.

Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the film will focus on Marceau’s involvement in the French resistance when his country was occupied by the Nazis during World War II.

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Angela Bassett at an event for American Horror Story (2011)

Angela Bassett has signed on to Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 6 playing the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Stanley Tucci arrives at the worldwide premiere screening of

Stanley Tucci is set to star in The Silence, directed by John Leonetti, joining Kiernan Shipka, who was previously announced.

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Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz and Matthew Modine have joined John Travolta in speedboat racing saga Speed Kills.

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Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane has joined Alicia Vikander and Armie Hammer in Freakshift, Ben Wheatley's sci-fi thriller which follows a squad of lawbreakers and misfits who go on the hunt for lethal nocturnal monsters.

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Cliff Curtis at an event for IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (2016)

Cliff Curtis of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" has signed on to a lead role in James Cameron's four sequels to his 2009 movie Avatar. Cameron has stated that the movies will be set underwater.

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Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle has joined the cast of A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper's retelling of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 films of the same name. Chappelle will reportedly play a blues musician who is the best friend of Cooper's country-singer character. The movie would mark Cooper's directorial debut.

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Mae Whitman at an event for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

Mae Whitman has joined the cast of MGM’s musical remake of the 1983 romantic comedy Valley Girl, playing a punk rock lesbian who is Randy’s best friend and bandmate.

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Sundance

Cameron Monaghan, who recently played Jerome Valeska on FOX's "Gotham," has signed on to Corban Hunter Quigg's Deliberation. The movie follows the story of a teen who turns himself into authorities after inexplicably killing his mother and sister.

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Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck have reportedly joined the cast of Triple Frontier, Mark Boal's action-adventure story set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.

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Taissa Farmiga at an event for Rules Don't Apply (2016)

Taissa Farmiga will star as the title character in the horror-thriller The Nun, opposite Demian Bichir.

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Jacqueline Bisset at an event for The Homesman (2014)

Jacqueline Bissett will star in Journey to Miyakojima, a family drama about a quietly ailing family matriarch and NBA team owner who is hoping to reunite her shattered family at a serene island off the coast of Okinawa.

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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is in negotiations to play Queen Elizabeth in Focus and Working Title’s Mary Queen of Scots, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden.

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Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike has signed on to play the title character in Marie Colvin, a biopic about the war correspondent of the same name.

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Mike Colter

"Luke Cage" star Mike Colter is set to join Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction.

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Riz Ahmed at an event for The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017)

Riz Ahmed has joined the cast of Jacque Audiard's indie feature The Sisters Brothers, along with Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall will star alongside Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, and others in Widows, directed by Steve McQueen. The film is based on an early '80s BBC miniseries of the same name, chronicling the former spouses of members of a crime syndicate. It is slated for a 2018 release.

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Hugo Weaving at an event for The IMDb Studio (2011)

Hugo Weaving has been added to the cast of Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson adaptation of book series about warring cities on wheels. Weaving and Jackson previously worked together in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. The movie is set for release in December 2018.

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Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren, the Rocky IV star most recently seen in "Arrow" and the Expendables series of movies, will play King Nereus in James Wan's upcoming Aquaman. The movie, starring Jason Momoa in the title role, is set for release at the end of 2018.

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Josh Brolin at an event for Sicario (2015)

Josh Brolin has signed on to play Cable in Deadpool 2. It's just one of numerous comic-tied characters on Brolin's resume; he also will reprise his role as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

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Don Cheadle in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Oscar nominee Don Cheadle will produce and star in the film adaptation of the biopic "Prince of Darkness." Cheadle will play Jeremiah G. Hamilton, the 19th-century Wall Street broker on which the book is based. When he died in 1875, Hamilton was regarded as the richest black American.

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Demián Bichir at an event for Dom Hemingway (2013)

Demián Bichir will star in New Line’s horror-thriller The Nun, a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in The Conjuring 2.

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Gemma Chan attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on January 15, 2014

Gemma Chan is set to join Constance Wu in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the best-selling book Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon Chu.

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Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine and Cary Elwes will co-star in the World War II drama Burning at Both Ends.

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Emory Cohen

Emory Cohen will co-star opposite Kiersey Clemons in Blumhouse Productions' Sweetheart, the latest thriller from the team behind the upcoming supernatural suspense film Sleight.

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Jan 2017

Christian Convery has been cast to play Steve Carell’s youngest son and Timothee Chalamet’s brother in the Amazon Studios drama Beautiful Boy. Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B banner, Beautiful Boy is based on David Sheff’s book "Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction."

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Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon and Udo Kier will star in Puppet Master: The Little Reich, a new take on the horror series, directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund.

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RJ Cyler at an event for Power Rangers (2017)

RJ Cyler has joined the cast of the Sony-Studio 8 drug dealer drama White Boy Rick, the story of teenager who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s then was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

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