SAM CLAFLIN And TONY SHALHOUB Eyed For CATCHING FIRE
In what is bound to be a very big sequel, Catching Fire is looking at Sam Claflin and Tony Shalhoub for parts in the second film in the Hunger Games trilogy. Claflin, known for his role in Snow White And The Huntsman is now said to be the front runner for the role of Finnick, which previously had some big names being looked at. Shalhoub is on the shortlist for the part of Beetee, an inventor who uses electricity to create a forcefield for the Rebels.
DAKOTA GOYO Added To Cast Of NOAH
Based on the director’s graphic novel, Noah will be Darren Aronofsky’s foray into the world of Biblical epics. Now the young actor Dakota Goyo has revealed through Twitter that he will be filming in Iceland with the rest of the cast including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. Goyo has previously starred in Real Steel and also had a small role in Thor.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE Is Friend Zoned By ZOE KAZAN In THE F WORD
Radcliffe has followed up Harry Potter with some dark indie movies and a few stage plays, but now he’s taking on a romantic comedy with Zoe Kazan. Helmed by Goon director Michael Dowse, the screenplay from Elan Mastai is based on the play Toothpaste and Cigars by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi and appeared on the 2008 Black List. The story follows the two twenty years olds as they go through an awkward sort of relationship of just being friends while she still has a boyfriend.
JEREMY RENNER Is The New Lead For AMERICAN BULLSHIT
Although it won’t have that title anymore, Jeremy Renner is signed on for the now untitled project with David O. Russell directing. He will star next to Bradley Cooper who replaces Christian Bale who has dropped out of the project for unknown reasons. Renner takes on the role that Cooper was originally set to play in the true story about a financial con artist who plays for the FBI and helps track down other con artists, mobsters and politicians. Renner is in talks to co-star as Jimmy Boyle, the “FBI agent who busts Weinberg and then partners with him in the sting.”
GARY ROSS Will Go To Neverland For PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS
Disney’s adaptation of the Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson novel finally has a director with Gary Ross. Now working on Catching Fire, the director will start on developing the 2004 adventure novel that was turned into an off-Broadway production. Jesse Wigutow is working on the script which follows Peter as he makes friends with Molly and tries to keep a powerful magical substance away from Black Stache, the villain who becomes Captain Hook.