Film Casting Updates

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 days ago

Find out the latest casting news for upcoming movies.

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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.

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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 89th Annual Academy Awards (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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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer has signed on to star in I Feel Pretty, written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

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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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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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Andre Royo at an event for Hand of God (2014)

Andre Royo ("Empire," "Hand of God," "The Wire") has joined the cast of Beautiful Boy, alongside Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. Amazon Studios is planning a 2018 release for the movie, which chronicles methamphetamine addiction and recovery.

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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 book "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.

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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 88th Annual Academy Awards (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 89th Annual Academy Awards (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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Anna Faris at an event for The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015)

Anna Faris will star opposite Eugenio Derbez in a remake of Overboard. In this reimagined version, the roles will be in reverse with Faris playing a single, working class mom who convinces a spoiled rich playboy that he is her husband.

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Lizzy Caplan at an event for Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Lizzy Caplan will star opposite Michael Peña in Universal and Good Universe’s sci-fi thriller Extinction. Directed by Ben Young and written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival), the film follows a man trying to save his family from an alien invasion.

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