Sophie Turner is Mary Shelley; Jack Huston Joins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES; Gal Gadot Takes CRIMINAL

     August 13, 2014

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There are three upcoming projects that are busy casting up.  Here’s who they got:

  • Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has joined the cast of Mary Shelley’s Monster.
  • Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston just took a role in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, just signed on to join the Millennium Films thriller, Criminal.

Hit the jump for more on all three casting announcements.

sophie-turner-mary-shelleys-monsterAfter three years of solely being associated with Game of Thrones, Turner is finally making moves to establish a career for herself outside of Westeros.  Mary Shelley’s Monster isn’t her first – she’s actually got two other films in post-production right now, Alone with Ray Liotta and Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld and Jessica Alba – but this could be a big one for her, one that could really show off some serious range courtesy of Mary Shelley’s “monster of an alter ego.”

According to Deadline, the script comes from Deborah Baxtrom and follows a young Mary Shelley while she pens Frankenstein and also tries to keep this alter ego in check.  Turner will lead as Shelley herself alongside War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine who’s locked to play her husband, Percy Shelley.  Taissa Farmiga is also confirmed to take a supporting role, portraying Mary Shelley’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont.  It’s a solid group right there, but the downside to this one is that they’re going up against yet another Mary Shelley biopic, A Storm in the Stars starring Elle Fanning.

After a seemingly never-ending development process, the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally going places.  Just a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Lily James, Bella Heathcote and Sam Riley are all set to star and now, according to Deadline, Huston is joining the group as well.  The outlet is reporting that Huston just closed his deal to step in as Wickham, the dashing lieutenant who strikes an instant connection with James’ character, Elizabeth Bennett.

Lastly, we’ve got Gadot in Ariel Vromen’s thriller, Criminal.  THR is reporting that Gadot is set to join the impressive ensemble cast, which already includes Kevin CostnerRyan ReynoldsGary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones.  Costner will lead the film as a prison inmate who’s selected to receive the memories, secrets and skills of a deceased CIA operative so that he can eventually thwart some sort of evil scheme.  Gadot’s joining the film as Reynolds’ character’s wife, but thus far, we don’t have any information on how they’ll fit into Costner’s character’s situation yet.

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