Archive for the Casting News Category

Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Will Play Rizzo In Her High School’s Production Of ‘Grease’

There are worse things she could do

Back in September of 2010 we learned that Madonna‘s eldest child Lourdes Maria attended her first day of school at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (better known to the world as the Fame school from the TV series of the 80′s) and today we learn that Lola has scored the role of Betty Rizzo in her high school production of Grease. Considering the caliber of talent at the Fame school, it says a lot that Lourdes was able to nab such a big role (tho, not a lead role) in the musical. I bet Madonna is crazy excited to see her daughter perform live on stage. More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,

Hells Yeah: Michael B. Jordan Auditioned For That Tupac Shakur Biopic

I Am So All About This

A little while back we heard that a biopic about the life and times of late, great rapper Tupac Shakur was in the works. With Tupac‘s mother Afeni Shakur on board with the project, I think we can expect good things. And now we have some more news to get excited about. Michael B. Jordanwho is awesome– apparently auditioned for the role. This means 1.) PITNBr Megan totally called it, and 2.) Michael B. Jordan might be playing Tupac?! Click inside for more!
More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,

Victor Rasuk Is The Latest Hottie To Join The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Cast

Meet Jose!

As many of us are well aware, the Fifty Shades Of Grey cast is getting hotter by the minute. Although I’m never going to fully get over the loss of Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, I have to admit that these new guys are assuaging my pain a bit. Since Hunnam dropped out, Jamie Dornan has been cast in the lead, and Luke Grimes got the role of Christian Grey‘s brother. We can now add another hottie in the mix, as Victor Rasuk will be taking on the role of Anastasia Steele‘s friend Jose. Click inside to learn more!
More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,

First Look: Ben Foster Is Lance Armstrong In An As-Yet Untitled Biopic Film

Tour de Farce

Just about a year ago, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France wins after it was determined that he had used performance enhancing drugs to cheat his way to victory. A few months later, Armstrong came clean to Oprah Winfrey about his cheating and almost immediately, production of a biopic film about his life was set into motion. Today we get our first look at the first promo image from the as-yet untitled biopic film of Lance Armstrong‘s life as we get our first look at actor Ben Foster in character as Armstrong (you may recall that Bradley Cooper was reportedly cast for the role but that is for an entirely different Armstrong biopic film). Click below to check out this newly released photo and see how much Foster looks like Armstrong in this promo. More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,

The ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Apparently Has Two Scripts, One Starring Will Smith

There's Still A Possiblity He'll Return For The Lead Role

My favorite thing about the Independence Day sequel is the fact that Michael B. Jordan could possibly be taking on the lead role in the film. We’ve been hearing conflicting reports about whether or not Will Smith is in or out, but I am personally pulling for Jordan to star in the sequel to the original blockbuster. But today we have another update on the film. Apparently, two separate scripts have been written for the sequel, one with Will Smith in the lead and another without. Click inside to learn more.
More »

Share:
| Posted under: , ,

‘True Blood’ Actor Luke Grimes Cast As Christian Grey’s Brother In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

A Little More Eye Candy To Round Out The Cast

Okay, Fifty Shades Of Grey casting folks. You got me back… sort of. Y’all know I was devastated when Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the lead role as Christian Grey. I mean, devastated. And even though Jamie Dornan– a hottie in his own right– is the new Christian Grey, I was still nursing my Hunnam-related wounds. But now we have more good casting news! Luke Grimes from HBO‘s True Blood is now on board to play Christian Grey‘s brother, Elliot. I have yet to jump on the True Blood bandwagon (though I expect to binge-watch a few years from now on Netflix), so I don’t know much about this guy, but I have seen the pics, and well. Yes. I’m in. Click inside for more!
More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,

‘Murder, She Wrote’ Is Coming Back To Television?!

Octavia Spencer Will Take On Angela Lansbury's Former Role!

I have, in the past, professed my love for the incomparable Angela Lansbury. I’m still waiting to see her in that upcoming Wes Anderson movie, and I’m still not over that Terry Richardson photo shoot. So here’s some crazy news about which to get really excited… or really nervous, depending on your perspective. NBC is getting ready to bring Murder, She Wrote back to television… and Octavia Spencer has already been cast in the lead role made hugely popular by Lansbury. I honestly can’t wait to see this pilot episode. Click inside to learn more!
More »

Share:
| Posted under: , ,

Jamie Dornan Will Replace Charlie Hunnam In The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie

Sigh. Whatever. It's Fine. I'm Fine.

So. While I was gearing up to give birth to my thirdborn, we had some devastating news. Charlie Hunnam dropped out of his role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie. When I first saw the headline I was shocked, saddened, and torn apart. I really, really, really wanted to see Charlie naked take on this complicated character. But in all seriousness, I can also see why he might have changed his mind. There’s been much speculation about who the new Grey would be, and here he is folks! Jamie Dornan will be replacing Hunnam, and is in the final stages of contract negotiation. Click inside for more!
More »

Share:
| Posted under: , ,

Jessica Lange Is Leaving ‘American Horror Story’ At The End Of Season 4

Lange Is Retiring from Acting Altogether :(

Very sad news for fans of the FX series American Horror Story and, in particular, of actress Jessica Lange … because today we learn that Jessica has decided she is leaving the series at the end of AHS season 4 (which will likely air next year). Furthermore, Lange takes things one step further by announcing that she is ending her acting career altogether. In a new interview with the LA Times, Jessica talks about the current season of American Horror Story: Coven and drops the bombshell that she is planning to end her acting career with one more season of the show. Boo. Without question, Lange is one of the most talented actresses on television today. It will be a very sad day when she says goodbye to acting altogether :( More »

Share:
| Posted under: , , ,

Marilyn Manson Joins The Cast Of ‘Once Upon A Time’

Shadowplay

The ABC fantasy series Once Upon A Time is back with a new season that is set in Neverland (not to be confused with the spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland which will crossover with the 3rd season of the Neverland-set Once Upon A Time), which was set up in the season finale of the show back in the Spring. In that season finale episode, an villainous character called Shadow was introduced. Today we learn that shockrocker Marilyn Manson has been cast in the role of Shadow on the show. MM will only be providing the voice for Shadow since the character is computer generated but it seems significant to me that Manson was cast on the show at all. Read on to learn more. More »

Share:
| Posted under: ,