Film Casting Updates

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Find out the latest casting news for upcoming movies.

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Leonardo DiCaprio at an event for 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)

In a seven-figure bidding war bidding war, Paramount secured the rights to Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the biopic and produce the film under his Appian Way banner alongside president of production Jennifer Davisson.

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Daniel Craig in Spectre (2015)

After much speculation, Daniel Craig has confirmed he will return to the role of Agent 007 in the upcoming Bond 25.

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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes, will star in the feature film adaptation of The Secret, the self-help book that postulated that human beings can control the universe with their minds and manifest their desires through the "law of attraction."

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez, Timothy Chalamet, and Elle Fanning have signed on to Woody Allen's currently untitled film project which will be released by Amazon Studios.

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Noah Taylor in Preacher (2016)

"Preacher" actor Noah Taylor has joined the cast of Legendary’s action pic Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson.

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of Disney's live action version of The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau.

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Milo Gibson

Milo Gibson is set to star in the in the British feature film Hurricane, playing Lt. Johnny Kent. His character is based on a Canadian flight lieutenant who led the newly formed Royal Air Force 303 squadron of Hawker Hurricane fighter planes flown by Polish pilots at the height of the Battle of Britain.

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Brian Dennehy in Hap and Leonard (2016)

Brian Dennehy has joined the cast of Tag, the New Line comedy that also stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress.

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Marwan Kenzari at the premiere of HARTENSTRAAT

Marwan Kenzari is in talks to join Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake as the villain Jafar. Guy Ritchie is set to direct from a script by John August.

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Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell is set to co-star with Ewan McGregor in Disney’s Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Forster.

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Ian McShane at an event for American Gods (2017)

Ian McShane has joined the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. David Harbour is taking on the role of the demonic hero and McShane will play his adopted father, Professor Broom.

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Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul will star in The Second Story, the story of an author struggling with agoraphobia who welcomes a new roommate into his home. The film is directed by Mark Helfrich, and produced by Brett Ratner.

Mercedes Mason at an event for IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (2016)

Mercedes Mason has joined the cast of Love By Drowning, a film adaptation of the C.E. Overman novel. Colin Egglesfield and Hill Harper are also in the cast.

Alicia Witt at an event for Twin Peaks (2017)

Alicia Witt has joined the cast of Spare Room, a drama about a guilt-ridden young vet who attempts to make the amends while renting a room from his fallen brother's widow.

Michelle Pfeiffer at an event for New Year's Eve (2011)

Michelle Pfeiffer will star alongside Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp, playing the original Wasp Janet Van Dyne. Laurence Fishburne also joined the cast, playing the villain Dr. Bill Foster.

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Kiersey Clemons at an event for Dope (2015)

Kiersey Clemons will star in the indie drama Hearts Beat Loud. Directed by Brett Haley, the film follows a Brooklyn record store owner who struggles to accept change as he’s forced to let go of both his shop and his daughter (Clemons) during her last summer before college.

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James Franco

James Franco, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross, and Michael Peña have signed on to animanted flick Next Gen, co-directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. The film will be released in 2018.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively is set to star in The Rhythm Section, an espionage thriller from James Bond producers Eon Productions and IM Global.

An adaptation of the first book in Mark Burnell’s four novel series, The Rhythm Section follows heroine Stephanie Patrick who, after the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, discovers the crash was not an accident.

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Sugar Lyn Beard

Sugar Lyn Beard (Sausage Party) has been added to the cast of the April 2018 comedy Game Over, Man!, also starring Adam Devine, and the TV movie "Singularity," directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Jennifer Lopez at an event for 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy Second Act for STXfilms as part of the company’s efforts to focus on female-driven movies.

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Oona Chaplin at an event for Taboo (2017)

"Game of Thrones" and "Taboo" actress Oona Chaplin has joined the cast of James Cameron's four Avatar sequels, playing Varang, a strong and vibrant central character who spans the entire saga of the sequels.

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Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu has joined the cast of new Netflix feature Set it Up. The romantic comedy is directed by Claire Scanlon and stars Taye Diggs, Zoey Deutch, and Glen Powell.

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Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun, Tessa Thompson, and Lakeith Stanfield have joined first-time director Boots Riley in the upcoming conspiracy drama Sorry To Bother You.

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Danai Gurira at an event for The Walking Dead (2010)

Danai Gurira will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to premiere in May 2018. Gurira can be seen as the warrior Okoye in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Jack Lowden at an event for Tommy's Honour (2016)

British actor Jack Lowden will take on the role of Lord Darnley, ill-fated husband of the Queen in Mary Queen Of Scots opposite Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr.

O'Shea Jackson Jr. will star as Pirates' player Dock Ellis in the biopic Dock. Dock will be co-produced by Ice Cube's production company Cube Vision.

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Hannah John-Kamen in Killjoys (2015)

In the first major casting in the upcoming sequel, Marvel has tapped Hannah John-Kamen for a new role in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams has joined the cast of the Amy Schumer movie I Feel Pretty. Williams will play the head of a cosmetics company and the boss of Schumer's character.

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Helen Hunt in Shots Fired (2017)

Helen Hunt will star in the Adam Randall's horror-thriller I See You for Zodiac Features, portraying the well-heeled wife of the lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought into the spotlight a similar case from years past.

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Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Carrie Coon are among the all-star cast that has joined the ensemble of Steven Spielberg’s The Papers.

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Henry Zaga

Henry Zaga of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" will join the cast of X-Men: The New Mutants. Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are among the other names attached to the 2018 X-Men spinoff.

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Winston Duke

Winston Duke, who is set to portray M'Baku/Man-Ape in 2018's Black Panther, will take on the same role in Avengers: Infinity War, also set for a 2018 release.

Bradley Whitford at an event for The IMDb Studio (2015)

Bradley Whitford (Get Out) has been added to the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things"), Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), and Kyle Chandler also have been attached to the movie, which is slated for a March 2019 release.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has signed on to play the title character in Margie Claus, set for release in late 2019. This will be the first movie musical for McCarthy, who will play Santa Claus' wife tasked with saving the holidays.

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Matt Smith at an event for Lost River (2014)

Matt Smith has signed on to play Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most controversial photographers in American history, in a biopic directed by Ondi Timoner. Zosia Mamet will play his longtime friend Patti Smith.

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David Tennant and Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones (2015)

David Tennant and Krysten Ritter, who went head-to-head in Marvel series "Jessica Jones", are set to reunite in Fuddy Meers. The film tells the story of a woman who wakes up each day with no memory and relives her past daily. In a further connection, the film’s director, David Petrarca, helmed two episodes of "Jessica Jones."

Jack Kesy

Jack Kesy of "The Strain" and Baywatch has joined the cast of Deadpool 2. Kesy reportedly will play a villain in the sequel, which is slated for a June 2018 release.

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Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin is in negotiations to join Shailene Woodley in STX Entertainment’s survival drama Adrift.

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Jesse Eisenberg at an event for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Jesse Eisenberg has signed on to play legendary mime Marcel Marceau in Resistance.

Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the film will focus on Marceau’s involvement in the French resistance when his country was occupied by the Nazis during World War II.

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Angela Bassett at an event for American Horror Story (2011)

Angela Bassett has signed on to Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 6 playing the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Stanley Tucci arrives at the worldwide premiere screening of

Stanley Tucci is set to star in The Silence, directed by John Leonetti, joining Kiernan Shipka, who was previously announced.

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Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz and Matthew Modine have joined John Travolta in speedboat racing saga Speed Kills.

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Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane has joined Alicia Vikander and Armie Hammer in Freakshift, Ben Wheatley's sci-fi thriller which follows a squad of lawbreakers and misfits who go on the hunt for lethal nocturnal monsters.

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Cliff Curtis at an event for IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con (2016)

Cliff Curtis of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" has signed on to a lead role in James Cameron's four sequels to his 2009 movie Avatar. Cameron has stated that the movies will be set underwater.

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Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle has joined the cast of A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper's retelling of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 films of the same name. Chappelle will reportedly play a blues musician who is the best friend of Cooper's country-singer character. The movie would mark Cooper's directorial debut.

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Mae Whitman at an event for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

Mae Whitman has joined the cast of MGM’s musical remake of the 1983 romantic comedy Valley Girl, playing a punk rock lesbian who is Randy’s best friend and bandmate.

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Cameron Monaghan, who recently played Jerome Valeska on FOX's "Gotham," has signed on to Corban Hunter Quigg's Deliberation. The movie follows the story of a teen who turns himself into authorities after inexplicably killing his mother and sister.

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck have reportedly joined the cast of Triple Frontier, Mark Boal's action-adventure story set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.

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Taissa Farmiga at an event for Rules Don't Apply (2016)

Taissa Farmiga will star as the title character in the horror-thriller The Nun, opposite Demian Bichir.

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Jacqueline Bisset at an event for The Homesman (2014)

Jacqueline Bissett will star in Journey to Miyakojima, a family drama about a quietly ailing family matriarch and NBA team owner who is hoping to reunite her shattered family at a serene island off the coast of Okinawa.

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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is in negotiations to play Queen Elizabeth in Focus and Working Title’s Mary Queen of Scots, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden.

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Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike has signed on to play the title character in Marie Colvin, a biopic about the war correspondent of the same name.

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Mike Colter

"Luke Cage" star Mike Colter is set to join Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction.

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Riz Ahmed at an event for The Oscars (2017)

Riz Ahmed has joined the cast of Jacque Audiard's indie feature The Sisters Brothers, along with Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Jude Law

Jude Law has signed on to play the young, pre-Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall will star alongside Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, and others in Widows, directed by Steve McQueen. The film is based on an early '80s BBC miniseries of the same name, chronicling the former spouses of members of a crime syndicate. It is slated for a 2018 release.

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Hugo Weaving at an event for The IMDb Studio (2015)

Hugo Weaving has been added to the cast of Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson adaptation of book series about warring cities on wheels. Weaving and Jackson previously worked together in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. The movie is set for release in December 2018.

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Ian McShane at an event for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Ian McShane at an event for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren, the Rocky IV star most recently seen in "Arrow" and the Expendables series of movies, will play King Nereus in James Wan's upcoming Aquaman. The movie, starring Jason Momoa in the title role, is set for release at the end of 2018.

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Josh Brolin at an event for Sicario (2015)

Josh Brolin has signed on to play Cable in Deadpool 2. It's just one of numerous comic-tied characters on Brolin's resume; he also will reprise his role as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

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Don Cheadle in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Oscar nominee Don Cheadle will produce and star in the film adaptation of the biopic "Prince of Darkness." Cheadle will play Jeremiah G. Hamilton, the 19th-century Wall Street broker on which the book is based. When he died in 1875, Hamilton was regarded as the richest black American.

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Demián Bichir at an event for Dom Hemingway (2013)

Demián Bichir will star in New Line’s horror-thriller The Nun, a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in The Conjuring 2.

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Gemma Chan attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on January 15, 2014

Gemma Chan is set to join Constance Wu in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the best-selling book Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon Chu.

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Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine and Cary Elwes will co-star in the World War II drama Burning at Both Ends.

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Emory Cohen

Emory Cohen will co-star opposite Kiersey Clemons in Blumhouse Productions' Sweetheart, the latest thriller from the team behind the upcoming supernatural suspense film Sleight.

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Jan 2017

Christian Convery has been cast to play Steve Carell’s youngest son and Timothee Chalamet’s brother in the Amazon Studios drama Beautiful Boy. Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B banner, Beautiful Boy is based on David Sheff’s book "Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction."

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Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon and Udo Kier will star in Puppet Master: The Little Reich, a new take on the horror series, directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund.

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RJ Cyler at an event for Power Rangers (2017)

RJ Cyler has joined the cast of the Sony-Studio 8 drug dealer drama White Boy Rick, the story of teenager who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s then was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

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Grace Byers at an event for Chi-Raq (2015)

Grace Byers has joined Karl Urban and Sofia Vergara in the indie thriller Bent. Byers will play a jazz singer and lounge owner who gets caught up in a police conspiracy.

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Brie Larson

Brie Larson has signed on to play the first woman to run for president of the United States in Victoria Woodhull for Amazon Studios. Ben Kopit penned the script.

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Robert Downey Jr. at an event for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Robert Downey Jr. will play Doctor Dolittle in Universal Pictures' The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Stephen Gaghan will direct and rewrite Tom Shepherd's script, based on the 1920s children's books by Hugh Lofting.

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Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill will star opposite Tom Cruise in M:I 6 - Mission Impossible, the latest installment in the action series. Cavill and director Christopher McQuarrie made the announcement via a series of Instagram messages.

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Edward James Olmos in Blade Runner (1982)

Edward James Olmos confirmed he will reprise his role as Gaff in Blade Runner 2049.

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt at an event for 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)

John Krasinksi is set to write, direct, and star opposite his wife, Emily Blunt, in the Paramount/Platinum Dunes supernatural thriller A Quiet Place.”

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Mark Strong in Low Winter Sun (2013)

Mark Strong reportedly has been added to the cast of Marceau, a film based on the French actor Marcel Marceau and his role in the French Resistance during World War II.

Molly Shannon at an event for 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2017)

Molly Shannon will co-star with Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in the Netflix original movie Private Life, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins.

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Jack Quaid

Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald have joined the cast of New Line's adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson.

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Patrick Gibson

Irish actor Patrick Gibson will star in the Jennifer Yuh Nelson's The Darkest Minds, Fox's adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's sci-fi trilogy.

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Common at an event for The Oscars (2016)

Common will star in Quick Draw, a revenge thriller written and directed by Harris Goldberg and produced Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

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Annette Bening in The Face of Love (2013)

Annette Bening will star in Dan Fogelman's Life, Itself,a multi-generational love story of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

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Zazie Beetz

"Atlanta" actress Zazie Beetz has been cast in Deadpool 2 as Domino. Deadpool 2 is expected to hit theaters on March 2, 2018.

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Fionn O'Shea

Irish actor Fionn O'Shea has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight and BBC Films' The Aftermath, which stars Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, and Jason Clarke.

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Tony Hale

"Veep" star Tony Hale has joined the cast of Fox 2000’s coming-of-age story Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda with Nick Robinson.

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Dakota Johnson at an event for The Oscars (2017)

Dakota Johnson will star in Amazon's Unfit, a courtroom drama set in the 1920s. Johnson also will serve as an executive producer under her Silhouette Productions.

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Mandy Moore at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Mandy Moore has joined Amandla Stenberg in Fox’s dystopian thriller Darkest Minds, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

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Jason Momoa at an event for Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Jason Momoa will star in Just Cause, an action movie based on the video game, as Rico Rodriguez, an operative for an organization known as the Agency.

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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh joins Constance Wu in Warner Bros.' Crazy Rich Asians, an adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel.

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T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller is in final negotiations to join Kristen Stewart in Fox's Underwater. Directed by William Eubank, the film follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

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Uma Thurman in The Slap (2015)

Uma Thurman is reuniting with Nymphomaniac director Lars Von Trier for his upcoming thriller The House that Jack Built. Thurman will play an unfortunate victim to a twisted serial killer, played by Matt Dillon.

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