Casting Bits: Ashley Greene, Peter Sarsgaard & Teresa Palmer
by Ethan Anderton
June 30, 2010
Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time. First up, Deadline reports Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) will star along Miley Cyrus in LOL. Greene will play Cyrus' nemesis in the remake of the 2009 French film Laughing Out Loud. The story follows a mother, Anne, and daughter, Lola who begin bonding after Lola's mom "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's racy journal, and realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Read on!
Second, The Wrap reports that Peter Sarsgaard (Knight & Day, An Education) is attached to star in a biopic of bluegrass musician Bill Monroe. The film, directed by Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) is apparently quite the passion project for Sarsgaard who is a huge fan of Monroe's work in developing bluegrass music. Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) is in the midst of a re-write on the script which will follow the life of Bill Monroe from his childhood on a farm in Kentucky as the youngest of eight children. Similar in tone and style to Johnny Cash's story in Walk the Line, Monroe didn't lead the simplest of lives with both of his parents dying before he was 17 years old, but he managed to have a career spanning 60 years which got him inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Next, Latino Review has word on the top contender for another young mutant in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. We know that Alice Eve is coming on-board to play Emma Frost, and apparently Caleb Landry Jones is the top contender to play Sean Cassidy, the mutant known as Banshee. A former Interpol agent and NYPD officer, this Irish mutant possesses a "sonic scream," capable of harming enemies’ auditory systems and causing physical vibrations. If you're not familiar with Jones, he's one of the kids on a bike at the end of No Country for Old Men and he also has roles in "Friday Night Lights" and The Last Exorcism. Of course, there's a chance this casting could go awry, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Finally, ComingSoon found out at a press junket for The Sorcerer's Apprentice that Teresa Palmer will not be appearing in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. We mentioned this in our own very big update from Tom Hardy, but just in case you only skimmed through that, we wanted to make sure you knew she wouldn't be appearing and therefore not be disappointed when you don't see her beautiful face in the trailer. Palmer said, "I'm not [in it], actually. That's just a rumor that has been on the internet." We first heard she was joining the cast in January, but now that she isn't, we're wondering does/will actually have her role in this reboot.
Well, that's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for more casting updates on the way.