kairoso (kairoso) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

A Bunch of Movie Casting News for today

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to star in the comedy "Daddy's Home" which will be about a stepdad and the biological father of two kids. The stepdad (Ferrell) is a radio executive who strives to be the best dad for his kids, while Wahlberg will play the freeloading father.

Ferrell and Wahlberg last collaborated for "The Other Guys". Sean Anders will be directing.

Matt Damon is set to star in Alexander Payne's next satirical film "Downsizing", which is about a man who realizes that his life would be better if he shrinked himself. The script is written by Payne and Jane Taylor.

Damon will next be seen in Ridley Scott's "The Martian" and the next Bourne movie.

Matthew Mcconaughey is set to join "Free State of Jones", a Civil War drama. The Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, will be directing. Variety wrote that, McConaughey will be playing, "Newton Knight, a soldier who flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven."

The film will be shot early next year with a budget of $65 million.

Naomi Watts is set to star in the psychological thriller "Shut In". The script was penned by Christina Hodson from the Blacklist, and is about "a woman who discovers a shocking secret about her catatonic son."

Farren Blackburn (Luther, Doctor Who) will be directing. Naomi Watts will be seen in Insurgent, Sea of Trees, and While We're Young next.

Ella Purnell and Asa Butterfield are in talks to join Eva Green for Tim Burton's next film "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children". Asa Butterfield is reportedly in negotiations to play the lead.

This film will be based on the Ransom Riggs novel about a teenager who is transported to an island where he must protect a group of orphans with powers from other creatures. Green will be playing Miss Peregrine, who acts as a guardian for the children.

Danielle Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, and Jay Chou have officially signed on to Now You See Me 2. Jon M Chu will be directing this sequel.

The official synposis is (taken from Source): One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

Jamie Foxx and Benicio del Toro is set to star in Harmony Korine's next film "The Trap." This is the first time Harmony Korine has casted an Oscar-winner in his films.

This is a revenge pic and is described as "his most ambitious film to date".

Rebecca Hall has been cast in Joel Edgerton's directorial debut. Edgerton wrote and will co-star in this untitled suspense thriller script. Rebecca Yeldham and Blumhouse are producing.

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn have been cast in affair drama "Blackbirds", based on the stage play of the same name. The film is about two people who revisit their relationship 15 years after their relationship originally ended.

Theater director Benedict Andrews will make his feature film directorial debut.

source: variety, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, comingsoon - rewritten by me
Tags: actor / actress, asian celebrities, casting / auditions, daniel radcliffe, eva green, film - in development, film director, jamie foxx, kate / rooney mara, lizzy caplan, mark wahlberg, matt damon, matthew mcconaughey, naomi watts, will ferrell

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