Everybody’s Chattin + Casting News w/ Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain & Jake Gyllenhaal

Happy Thursday, everyone! The nice thing about going to a work conference on Monday & Tuesday is the week feels shorter than it is, so tomorrow is Friday already, yay! I got to see Jason Bourne press screening last Tuesday. I enjoyed it quite a bit though I think it falls short of the excellent trilogy. I'll review …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Best casting news in ages: John Boyega in Pacific Rim 2!

Heh, why is it only Wednesday :\ It's a pretty busy week at work and June is looking to be a hectic one, which is unusual for Summer. In any case, I'm also gonna be blogging a bit less as I'm REALLY trying to get my script done but the race the the finish is usually the …

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Casting News Roundup: Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo, Natalie Portman + Oscar Isaac, & Daisy Ridley

It's been ages since I posted a roundup of casting news, but I have a trio of intriguing ones to share w/ you today, folks. Gugu Mbatha-Raw + David Oyelowo to star in JJ Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller I don't even have to know what the premise is, I'm already sold on this casting and genre!! …

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A trio of casting/directing news I’m excited about

A trio of casting/directing news piqued my interest this past few days that I thought I'd blog about it. I'm supposed to be doing this casting news roundup every month but obviously I've dropped the ball a few times 😛 Rebecca Ferguson joins Emily Blunt for THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN adaptation YES! Another female-centric …

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Weekend Roundup + Casting news I’m excited about

Hello everyone! I've been away for most of the weekend and away from my laptop so not much to report here in terms of movie watching. My mother in-law and brother in-law are visiting in town so we've been playing tourist around MN since Friday. I was able to finish my Jurassic World review before they …

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Question of the week: Which casting news are you excited about from the past few weeks?

Hello everyone! I'm planning of launching a Casting News Roundup series in the coming weeks, something I'd update a couple times a month. I even made the banner already 😉 Casting can make or break a film and to me, casting is a big part of whether I want to see a certain film or not. Of course …

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A Trio of Casting News I’m Excited About: Viola Davis + Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Lee Pace

Now, if only the three of them would actually be starring in ONE film, that'd be an even more spectacular casting news. But hey, I'm just glad that those three are getting more prominent roles and I'm particularly excited about Viola's news because it involves one of my favorite directors! Viola Davis & Chris Hemsworth …

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A trio of casting news I’m excited about: Karl Urban, Rebecca Hall & Alessandro Nivola

Happy Midweek all! I've got another director-related post nearly ready to go, but I thought I'd share a trio of casting news I heard this week that I'm excited about, all involving three talented underrated actors I'd love to see getting more work. So here goes. Karl Urban's cast in JJ Abrams' futuristic drama pilot …

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Musings on Hollywood Relentless Miscasting

I read the other day that Tom Hardy was being considered for lead role in the Jack Ryan spinoff Without Remorse, which prompts me to write this piece. Filmmakers and studio executives tend to cast the wrong actor/actress for a certain role many times. Some times it works out well, but other times, not so …

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Flix News of the Week: Ridley Scott possibly teaming up w/ Gerry Butler for an African thriller

Ok yes I know, given how prolific Ridley Scott is (just check out this long list even from a year ago), who knows when we'll see this project off the ground. But one can hope, right? I love Ridley's work and you know how I feel about Butler, and so I've been hoping one day …

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