Johnny Knoxville Joins SKIPTRACE; Douglas Booth Has PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES; Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Put ME BEFORE YOU; Alden Ehrenreich Says HAIL CAESAR!

     September 3, 2014


We have some casting news for you this afternoon:

Hit the jump for more on these casting stories.

johnny-knoxville-skiptraceFirst we have Johnny Knoxville joining Jackie Chan in director Renny Harlin’s Skiptrace.  Per Deadline, Knoxville will be replacing Seann William Scott as a “mouthy American gambler” in the film, which is currently shooting in China. Sounds like a good role for Knoxville and I’m really hoping Harlin can bring some of his early 90’s swagger to this material.

Next up is the back-from-the-dead Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a movie that actually seems like it will finally get  made with each passing day.  Deadline claims that Noah star Douglas Booth has been tapped to play “Bingley. L, the good natured and wealthy pal of Mr. Darcy.”  I’m calling it right now that this guy becomes a zombie.  Sidekicks always do.

sam-claflin-me-before-youGame Of Thrones standout Emilia Clarke and Catching Fire highlight Sam Claflin will star in Me Before You for director Thea Sharrock.  The film is based on the popular novel by Jojo Moyes and is being prepped by Warner Bros. and New Line for release in August of 2015.  Per Deadline, here’s the synopsis for the book:

Me Before You tells the story of Lou, a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs, and Will, a success all his life who finds himself wheelchair-bound after an accident. He finds no reason to live until they meet when he hires her as his caretaker for six months, and she becomes determined to prove to him life is worth living. They head for a series of adventures together, which changes each of them.

Finally we have Blue Jasmine newcomer Alden Ehrenreich joining George ClooneyChanning Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson in the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar!  The film is about a 1950’s Hollywood Fixer tasked with keeping the scandals of the stars on the down-low.  In other words, prime Coen material.


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