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Casting Tidbits: Jay Baruchel, Sofia Vergara, Maggie Grace & More

Baruchel / Vergara / Grace

Why would a reviewer make the point of saying someone's *not* a Casting Tidbit? Do you especially think I'm *not* a Casting Tidbit? You didn't even have to think about it, did you? First up, Deadline reports Jay Baruchel will star alongside Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis. While Pattinson plays a financial wiz kid who puts his life in danger by betting his entire fortune against the yen on a tumultous day, Baruchel plays the shy guy who founded the company, and acts as the trader's conscience. Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric also star.

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 Posted on April 7 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 3 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Mae Whitman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vanilla Ice

Whitman / Zeta-Jones / Vanilla Ice

But, John. If the Casting Tidbits break down, the Tidbits don't eat the tourists. First up, Variety reports Mae Whitman, one of the seven evil-exes from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has just landed a role in the big screen adaptation of the Stephen Chbosky's fantastic book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The coming-of-age indie already has Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) and Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise) set to lead the film about a shy and unpopular high school student who writes a series of letters to an anonymous penpal. Whitman will play a tattooed vegetarian and Lerman's girlfriend.

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 Posted on April 6 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 2 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Russell Brand, Michael Fassbender and Alec Baldwin

Brand / Fassbender / Baldwin

If you were in the wild, I would attack you, even if you weren't in my food chain. I would go out of my way to attack you. If I were a lion and you were a Casting Tidbits, I would swim out in the middle of the ocean and freaking eat you and then I'd bang your Casting Tidbit girlfriend. First up, Variety reports Mexican actor/singer Diego Boneta has landed the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew Boley in Adam Shankman's big screen adaptation of the musical Rock of Ages. The director said, "I wanted to bring somebody… who felt literally like he came from 1987." Meanwhile, The Wrap reports Russell Brand is closing his deal to star.

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 Posted on April 5 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments Closed

Casting Bits: Benicio del Toro, Jennifer Garner and Samantha Morton

Del Toro / Garner / Morton

The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of Casting Tidbits as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day…I got in. First up, Deadline has word that Benicio del Toro has joined Oliver Stone's adaptation of Don Winslow's novel Savages. The story follows a love triangle between two marijuana growers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) and a beautiful female accomplice, but things get complicated when drug cartel thugs (including del Toro) kidnap and hold her for ransom.

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 Posted on March 28 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 5 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Alan Tudyk, Samuel L. Jackson, Taylor Swift & More

Tudyk / Jackson / Swift

He gets a Casting Tidbits? He just got here, and he gets a Casting Tidbits? Where's my Casting Tidbts? Why didn't I get shot at? It's because, you… you… you think I'm no good at anything! Well, maybe you're right, thanks. First up, Variety reports Alan Tudyk (A Knight's Tale, "Firefly") has joined the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name. Tudyk will play Stephen A. Douglas, the Northern Democratic Party candidate for president who ends up losing to Lincoln. Robin McLeavy also recent signed up to play Lincoln's mother in the twisted historical adaptation.

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 Posted on March 18 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 3 Comments

The Casting Tidbits: John Hawkes, Christina Hendricks & Will Forte

Hawkes / Hendricks / Forte

Well, I wouldn't argue that it wasn't a no-holds-barred, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. But there is no way you can perpetrate that amount of carnage and Casting Tidbits and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork. First up, Variety reports John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) will star in the indie drama Surrogate. Based on the life of poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, the story follows the man as he decides to explore his sexuality after spending most of his life with an iron lung after struggling with polio. He hires a sex surrogate and soon develops a relationship that changes both of their lives. Yep, sounds like your standard indie drama to me.

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 Posted on March 16 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 2 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Brendan Fraser, Michelle Rodriguez & Hayley Atwell

Fraser / Rodriguez / Atwell

We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about Casting Tidbits and get sad and stuff! First up, Variety reports Brendan Fraser will star in the heist comedy Whole Lotta Sole from director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). Thomas Gallagher also wrote the script with the director which follows a young man robbing a fish shop in order to pay off a gambling debt. But of course the heist goes terribly with humorous results and turns into a hostage situation. Fraser will portray the shopkeeper, who's on the run from his gangster father-in-law. Well, I guess anything is better than another piece of junk like Furry Vengeance hitting theaters.

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 Posted on March 14 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 7 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Chris Pratt

Hough / Zeta-Jones / Pratt

You shouldn't have come back cowboy. They've cracked down hard since you left. More guards, more patrols, you and your Casting Tidbits ain't ever getting out of here now. First up, Variety reports singer and dancer Julianne Hough and R&B artist Mary J. Blige have joined the adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. The two join Tom Cruise in the story of a couple that meets at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, falls in love and tries to stay together while living the rock life. Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Gwyneth Paltrow have also been mentioned for parts, but they have not yet been confirmed to star.

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 Posted on March 4 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments Closed

Casting Tidbits: Malin Akerman, Jesse Eisenberg and Mandy Moore

Akerman / Eisenberg / Moore

If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a Casting Tidbits? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them. First up, THR reports Malin Akerman (Watchmen) will join Nicolas Cage in the action thriller Medallion. Directed by Simon West (Con-Air) the story shares elements with Taken as a father and former master thief has only a few hours to find his daughter when she is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a New York medallion taxi cab. Akerman will play Cage's ex-girlfriend and former bank robber who tries to help him find his daughter.

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 Posted on March 1 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | 8 Comments

Casting Tidbits: Gerard Butler, Christopher Walken and Eddie Izzard

Butler / Walken / Izzard

Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some Casting Tidbits accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect those Casting Tidbits. First up, back in October, nearly the entire cast of How to Train Your Dragon was confirmed to be returning for the sequel which will see release sometime in 2013. However, at the time, Gerard Butler wasn't named to be returning. Well Empire has confirmed the actor will indeed be reprising his role as Hiccup's beefy, bearded father Stoick the Vast.

Casting Tidbits: Bradley Cooper, Amanda Seyfried & Michael Caine

Cooper / Seyfried / Caine

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of Casting Tidbits; Tidbits I have acquired over a very long career. Tidbits that make me a nightmare for people like you. First up, Variety reports Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons will star in The Words. The film will mark the directorial debut of Tron Legacy writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (who also wrote the script) and follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Casting Tidbits: Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton and Richard Jenkins

Gleeson / Keaton / Jenkins

Ma'am, I know you've done your homework and so you know that money isn't a big part of my life, but at the moment I could buy Mt. Auburn Street, take the Phoenix Club and turn it into my Casting Tidbits. First, The Wrap has news on several actors joining Daniel Espinosa's thriller Safe House, starring Ryan Reynolds as a CIA agent who has to protect a criminal (Denzel Washington) and get him safely to Washington after their safe house is attacked. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans), Robert Patrick (Walk the Line) and Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down) have all landed roles in the film. Read on!

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