Archive for the Casting News Category

Peter Mayhew Will Reprise His Role As Chewbacca In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Wookie News

Yesterday we learned from Disney Studios honcho Alan Horn that filming is already underway and casting is near completion for the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII (due out in December of 2015). Today we learn from The Hollywood Reporter that one of the film franchises major characters has been cast. Peter Mayhew, the very tall man who portrayed the beloved Wookie character Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy has signed on to step back into the famous furry costume and reprise his role for Episode VII. Woot!! More »

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Watch: Filming Has Already Begun On ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, Casting Is Near Completion

"It's all about the screenplay"
"Screenplay, Screenplay, Screenplay"

Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn sat down for a new interview where he was asked questions about the upcoming new Star Wars film and over the course of his chat, he revealed that filming has already begun and that casting (the toughest part of the process, he says) is almost finished. The video embedded above is just under 2 minutes long but it does provide some new information about Star Wars: Episode VII. As you may recall, we learned previously that the new film will pick up where the last film left off … 35 years later. Set for a December 2015 release, the folks at Disney sure do have their work cut out for them. I just hope they don’t eff it all up.

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Tina Fey & Ellen DeGeneres Are Rumored For David Letterman’s Replacement On ‘The Late Show’

TALK TALK

Thursday afternoon, late night talk show host David Letterman announced that he will be retiring from The Late Show sometime next year and immediately folks began to speculate as to who might be selected as his replacement when he steps down from the show in 2015. The first name that started to make the rounds was Stephen Colbert (who, as an employee of the parent company that owns The Late Show, is an obvious possibility) but I was hoping that a woman would be selected for the job. Today we learn that both Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres are rumored o be among the folks being seriously considered for the Late Show hosting gig … which I have to say is VERY good news. More »

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Uh Oh! There Are Lots Of Changes Happening With The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie

Reshoots, Recasts, OH MY!

Remember last week when we saw the first trailer for the upcoming live-action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? You’d think that the film would be finished or very near finished by the time a studio puts out a movie trailer but … nope, not this time. Megan Fox was ordered back to the set of TMNT for reshoots (despite the fact that she just gave birth weeks ago, I might add) and two of the main characters in the movie have been entirely recast … or, at least, their voices have. For whatever reason, Johnny Knoxville will now voice the character of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) will voice the character of Splinter. Because the movie is due out in August, I’d say that the folks producing TMNT have got their work cut out for them. Honestly, it sounds like this movie is slowly turning into a hot mess. Let’s see if they can pull it off in the end.

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The Batman Prequel Series ‘Gotham’ Casts The Riddler

Meet the new Edward Nygma

Fox has more casting news to share today for their upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham. Actor Cory Michael Smith has been cast in the role of the young Edward Nygma, the character who will eventually become The Riddler. Smith starred on Broadway alongside Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in the failed stage adaptation Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the two are rumored to be dating. Click below to get a better look at this young chap and learn a bit more about the villainous character he will play when Gotham debuts on Fox this Fall. More »

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First Look: ‘Girl Meets World’ Releases A FIRST Official Promo Photo

Hey 'Girl'

Way back in 2012 we first learned that plans were in the works for a spin-off sequel series based on Boy Meets World that will be titled Girl Meets World. Since that time, we’ve heard lots about the show’s casting, we learned that the show will debut this year and we got our first look at most of the cast posing together. Today we get to check out the just-released official photo of the entire Girl Meets World cast, courtesy of the fine folks at People magazine. Have a look below for your first official look at the cast of Girl Meets World. More »

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PITNBrs, It’s Officially Time To Address Shannon’s Impromptu Hiatus [UPDATED WITH PRESS RELEASE]

It May Or May Not Be Entirely 'Scandal'-Related

Beloved PITNBrs. I can safely and assuredly say that the last couple of months have been the strangest, most amazingest, most surreal months of my entire 28 years on this planet. I’ve been holding off on telling you guys about the real reason behind my little break from the blog, but now that things are official I can reveal. Well, I can reveal a little. And NO, HELLL NO, NOnonononono I am not pregnant. Don’t even put those thoughts out in the universe! So. As you all know, I have infiltrated the Scandal universe and I am kinda, sorta BFF with some of our favorite cast members, lol. Jeff Perry (Cyrus), Darby Stanchfield (Abby), and Guillermo Díaz (Huck) — I’ve chatted it up with all of these fine folks. But none of that will prepare you (or could have prepared me) for what’s really been popping off with Scandal… and e. Folks, this is not a drill. I have some for real exciting news. Click inside for more! UPDATE: READ THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE BELOW!
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Pharrell Has Signed On As A New Coach On ‘The Voice’

He will replace Cee Lo Green

Last month Cee Lo Green announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he has decided to quit his coaching duties on the NBC competitive reality TV series The Voice. Today we learn from the official Twitter profile for The Voice that none other than Pharrell has just signed on to take his spinning seat on the show. Excellent casting. MOST excellent casting. More »

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Lindsay Lohan Reveals That She Was Almost In ‘The Avengers’ Movie

Waitaminute, SAY WHAT?!

Last night on the OWN docu-series Lindsay (yes, I am still watching religiously), Lindsay Lohan revealed on camera that she was this close to getting a role in the major blockbuster superhero film The Avengers. Um, hello?! How have we never heard of this before now?! According to Linds, she was up for “a role” in the movie but because of the mismanagement of her career by her agent, the role that was supposed to be hers went to an unknown. Erm, somebody get Joss Whedon on the phone to confirm this Earth-shattering news! Until then, read on to find out exacatly what Lindsay said about the Avengers role that almost was. More »

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Watch: Michael Chiklis Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

The TV Guide

Last night many members of the principal cast of American Horror Story: Coven convened at the Dolby Theater to discuss the previous season in front of an audience of fans to close out PaleyFest 2014. As you can see in the gallery presented here, many of our fave Coven actors were in attendance at last night’s event … tho the queen herself, Jessica Lange, could not attend due to a family obligation. I was in the audience last night and I had a great time hearing the AHS cast discuss Coven and was able to hear first hand the big news that actor Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of the upcoming season American Horror Story: Freak Show. Check out this gallery then click below to see some of the photos and video that I took last night and read more about the fun stuff that was discussed during last night’s PaleyFest panel discussion for American Horror Story: Coven. More »

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