Liam Hemsworth is ready to come out of the cold, Emma Watson is nailing down a franchise that's being compared to Game of Thrones, plus Mad Men's Christina Hendricks is playing mom in a coming-of-age adaptation. This casting news is on top of the recently announced Sandra Bullock casting in Annie and Tom Hanks's role in the adaptation of a Dave Eggers book. There are also brand-new parts for a Downton Abbey star and a Glee star, and Arnold Schwarzenegger may be returning to an iconic role. Click through to see all these new jobs and more!
Casting news is hot this week — especially if you're a fan of onscreen vampires and Oscar winners. Jennifer Lawrence will star and produce her next project, Kristen Stewart has snagged two new roles, and The Vampire Diaries heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has signed on for a thriller. Meanwhile, a Game of Thrones actor committed to a big-screen project, and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast gained another star. See these and the rest of this week's casting news now!
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is getting the biopic treatment with the film Rodham, which will follow the politician during her college days — and while dating Bill, of course. The film already has a script and a director, but it's still in early production, and obviously, the biggest question is who will play Hillary. Now, British actress Carey Mulligan is reportedly the front-runner for the role, but there are a few other actresses in the game as well, so let's speculate about who should play her. Click through to vote on whether or not you can see each actress as Hillary Clinton.
Forest Whitaker is in talks to play a major historical figure, and the rest of this week's casting news is interesting as well. One of this Summer's stars landed a coveted role, Joel McHale signed up for a thriller, and more stars joined Paul Thomas Anderson's buzzy new thriller. Click through to see the actors who have snagged hot roles, and keep checking throughout the week for updates.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
While the Cannes Film Festival continued this week, brand-new casting deals have us excited for upcoming projects. Amanda Seyfried will play opposite Adam Driver and Josh Hutcherson will produce and star in an upcoming thriller. Find out details of their new roles, plus what's next for Hayden Christensen, Antonio Banderas, and more!
It would be an exciting week for casting even if the Cannes Film Festival weren't going on, but the glamorous event in France is bringing a ton of new casting deals as well. The lead for YA tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars cast its Augustus Waters, and Zac Efron just got a new speed-demon role. Click through to see these and the new jobs for everyone from Shia LaBeouf and Christoph Waltz to Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson.
This week's casting news is fun, with Game of Thrones star Richard Madden (better known as Robb Stark) signing on for Disney's live-action Cinderella, Jessica Alba boarding an indie romantic comedy, and Andrew Garfield signing on for a Martin Scorsese film. Click through to get the scoop on the new jobs of your favorite stars and keep checking back through the week for more updates!
There's lots of big news in this week's casting update, including the latest tidbit that Justin Timberlake has signed on to play '70s record executive Neil Bogart in a biopic. Meanwhile, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are taking on Shakespearean roles, and small screen star Nina Dobrev will take a big screen role in a comedy. James Franco has found his next directorial project, and Colin Firth is in talks for not one, but two upcoming parts. Click through to find out where your favorite stars are headed next!
Ryan Reynolds is in talks for a new thriller, Emma Stone signed on to be Woody Allen's next leading lady, and Kate Hudson and James Franco are headed to London for Good People. Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf is in talks for not one but two new roles, and The Avengers baddie Tom Hiddleston is in early talks to lead a reboot of a cult classic. Find out more about these deals and more with a roundup of the biggest casting news of the week. Keep checking back as we update!
Robert Pattinson is signing up to work with a familiar director and Will Smith is stepping into a movie as Kristen Stewart steps out. Meanwhile, his sci-fi movie Oblivion hasn't even opened yet and already Tom Cruise is signing on for another futuristic film. Get the scoop on his upcoming role, which comedy model Kate Upton is starring in, and more of the most exciting casting news this week!