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Julia Roberts & George Clooney Reteam for 'Money Monster' Thriller

Julia Roberts & George Clooney

After teaming up for both Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12, superstars George Clooney and Julia Roberts are set to reunite with another acclaimed actor directing them this time. The Wrap has word that Roberts is currently in talks to join Money Monster, a financial thriller to be directed by Jodie Foster that already has George clooney attached. The project is set up at the revamped TriStar and follows Clooney as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his hit show “Money Monster.” The plot takes off when he ends up threatened by a desperate blue-collar worker on the edge. More below!

 Posted November 14 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

'Rush' Star Daniel Bruhl Joins Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

Daniel Bruhl

Fans are already excited about Captain America: Civil War because they know it's taking a cue from the iconic Marvel comic book storyline that pits the title patriot (played by Chris Evans) against ally Tony Stark, and Robert Downey Jr. has already been confirmed to star in the sequel as well. Otherwise, the only other name slated to appear in the film is Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, one of Marvel's new superheroes for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. But now we have word straight from Marvel that Rush and Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Bruhl has landed a part in the film, and it's reportedly a villain role.

 Posted November 14 in Casting, Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Jude Law is the Villain in Guy Ritchie's 'Knghts of the Round Table'

Jude Law

It's been a little while since we heard anything new about Guy Ritchie's gestating new take on the classic tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Taking the lead role is Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey is playing Guinevere. There have been rumblings of Idris Elba taking a role, but that may not have panned out. However, Variety has word that one more cast member has entered the mix with Jude Law in talks to take the villain role in the film. However, at this point it's not clear who Law will play, because the plot and character roster beyond our two leads hasn't been revealed yet. Read on!

 Posted November 14 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Christoph Waltz Presumably Takes a Villain Role in James Bond 24

Christoph Waltz

Back in April, Oscar nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was being eyed for the villain role in James Bond 24, the as yet untitled next installment in the long-running secret agent franchise. However, it sounds like that may not be happening anymore as The Daily Mail's reliable James Bond scoop master Baz Bamigboye just revealed on Twitter that Christoph Waltz has signed on for a role in 007's next outing. Now we're presuming that he's playing the villain, though the source doesn't actually clarify, so there's a chance that maybe he's not playing a bad guy after all. But having Waltz as a Bond villain just makes sense. Read on!

 Posted November 13 in Casting, James Bond, Movie News, Rumors | Comments

Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll & More Join New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

Nick Kroll & Tim Heidecker

If you're not yet convinced that that the reboot of the comedy classic Vacation will be worth your time, some new additions to the cast just might change your mind. Production is already underway on the film that sees Ed Helms playing a grown up Rusty Griswold, son of Ellen and Clark (Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase are reprising their original franchise roles), who is now has his own wife (Christine Applegate) and kids, and sets out to take them on their own vacation. Now Variety reports the supporting cast has just added the quartet of Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Michael Pena & Kaitlin Olsen to the mix. Read on!

 Posted November 13 in Casting, Movie News | Comments

Linda Cardellini Joins Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg in 'Daddy's Home'

Linda Cardellini

After making a name for herself with starring roles in series like "Freaks & Geeks" and the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, Linda Cardellini has become much more famous for her unique voices as she lends it to characters on animated series like "The Regular Show." Of course, she's also had some great recurring roles on shows like "Mad Men" and "New Girl" recently, and let's not forget about her time on "ER." But lately she's been spending a little more time on the big screen with roles in Welcome to Me with Kristen Wiig, and THR reports she's just lined up another in Daddy's Home with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

 Posted November 13 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Jai Courtney in Talks to Play Deadshot in DC Comics' 'Suicide Squad'

Deadshot / Jai Courtney

After hearing that Jared Leto was up for the role of The Joker and Margot Robbie in talks to play his female sidekick Harley Quinn, yet another member of the Suicide Squad has surfaced. Variety reports A Good Day to Die Hard and future Terminator: Genisys star Jai Courtney is in talks to play Deadshot, a Batman villain who becomes part of the team. Deadshot has a strong tie with Catwoman in the comic books, so that may also mean we'll see another iconic Batman villain in the film, but that's no guarantee. As for Deadshot, he's an assassin with flawless aim, thanks to a mask with target sight and a plethora of weapons. Read on!

 Posted November 13 in Casting, DC, Development, Movie News | Comments

Anna Kendrick & J.K. Simmons Join Ben Affleck in 'The Accountant'

Anna Kendrick

Once Ben Affleck is finished with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's going to stick around Warner Bros. for an action thriller directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor. The movie is called The Accountant and comes from an original script by Bill Dubuque, the man responsible for writing The Judge (apparently this guy likes movie titles based on average occupations). Production is slated to begin in January and the supporting cast is starting to fill to with Variety reporting that Anna Kendrick is in early talks to take on her first real action flick and THR saying that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is also joining.

 Posted November 12 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart Teaming Up for 'Central Intelligence'

Dwayne Johnson / Kevin Hart

Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest men in show business, so it only makes sense for him to team up with one of the tiniest comedians working today. Variety has word that the wrestler turned action franchise revitalizing master is teaming up with Kevin Hart for Central Intelligence, a new action comedy set up at New Line with We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber at the helm. Previously, Ed Helms was attached to star in the film, but clearly he's fallen away. Over the weekend, both Johnson and Hart took to Twitter to tease a potential forthcoming collaboration, and now we know what that was about. Read on!

 Posted November 11 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Robert De Niro & Bradley May Reunite with Jennifer Lawrence in 'Joy'

Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley cooper

In both Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, director David O. Russell has found a great trio of talent in Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Now it sounds like he's going to round them all up again. We already know that Russell was reteaming with Lawrence for Joy, the film about Joy Mangano, who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs with the self-wringing floor cleaner known as the Miracle Mop. But in a recent chat with Go (via The Playlist), Russell revealed that he has hopes for De Niro to be in the film, and he's also created a role specifically for Cooper too. Read on!

 Posted November 11 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Can 'The Raid' Stars & Frank Grillo Make 'Beyond Skyline' Decent?

Iko Uwais

Over the summer we learned that Frank Grillo would have a role in the remake of The Raid, which is scheduled to begin shooting in January of 2015. But Grillo will also get a chance to team up with the cast of the original foreign action hit. Variety has word that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star is set to lead Beyond Skyline, a sequel to the better-off-forgotten 2010 sci-fi thriller Skyline directed by Greg & Colin Strouse. However, now it's the original film's writer and producer Liam O'Donnell at the helm, and there's a chance it just may get interesting with The Raid stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian taking roles.

 Posted November 10 in Casting, Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Jason Statham Finds Another Sequel with 'Mechanic: Resurrection'

The Mechanic

After starring in several sequels, from Crank: High Voltage to The Transporter trilogy, not to mention next spring's Furious 7 (watch the awesome teaser trailer), Jason Statham has found yet another for his filmography. Variety has learned that Lionsgate has set Mechanic: Resurrection for release on January 22nd, 2016. The first film, The Mechanic, focused on Statham as "mechanic" Arthur Bishop, an elite assassin with a strict code and an ability to make kills look like accidents. When Bishop's mentor is killed, he took on his son (Ben Foster) as an apprentice and set out for revenge. So what's the sequel about now?

 Posted November 10 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' Movie

Margot Robbie / Harley Quinn

There it is. Following the news from the end of last week, our friends at Collider are reporting that actress Margot Robbie has been actually cast to play Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie. Last week, a big casting story broke saying that Jared Leto was being considered for The Joker role in Suicide Squad, to be directed by David Ayer coming off of the critical success of Fury. There have been rumors Harley Quinn might be in this too, and casting reports have mentioned Margot for months already, but now it seems to be confirmed from Collider's source - she will be playing Harley Quinn and we'll probably get more Joker, too.

 Posted November 9 in Casting, DC, Movie News | Comments

Jared Leto Might Be Playing The Joker in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad'

Jared Leto / Suicide Squad

Some potentially big news landing late on Friday night, thanks to a report from Jeff Sneider at The Wrap. He says a source from Warner Bros "familiar with the project" has revealed that Jared Leto, coming off of his Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year, is "circling a key role" in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad that might actually be – drum roll – The Joker. Wait, what? Yea that's what it says, which makes some kind of sense considering Suicide Squad is a DC villain round-up movie and it did occasionally include The Joker in the comic it's based on. But casting isn't confirmed yet, it's only a potential for now.

 Posted November 7 in Casting, Movie News, Rumors | Comments

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