Helen Mirren Eyes TRUMBO; Jaden Smith and Liev Schreiber to Lead GOOD LORD BIRD; Sharon Stone Joins AMERICAN ULTRA

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We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • Helen Mirren is in talks to join Bryan Cranston in the promising biopic Trumbo, which tells the story of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
  • Jaden Smith and Liev Schreiber are in line to lead the slavery drama The Good Lord Bird.
  • Sharon Stone has joined the ensemble cast of the action comedy American Ultra.

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Principal Photography Begins on AMERICAN ULTRA Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart; Bill Pullman and Tony Hale Join Cast

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Lionsgate has sent out a press release announcing the start of principal photography on Nima Nourizadeh‘s action comedy American UltraJesse Eisenberg stars as “an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.”  The press release also notes that Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) have joined the solid supporting cast, which also includes Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, and Walton Goggins.

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Topher Grace Joins AMERICAN ULTRA; Scott Caan Replacing Shia LaBeouf in ROCK THE KASBAH; Soairse Ronan to Lead BROOKLYN

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Briefly:

  • Topher Grace will join Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Walton Goggins, and Uma Thurman in Nima Nourizadeh‘s American Ultra
  • Scott Caan is replacing Shia LaBeouf in Barry Levinson‘s comedy Rock the Kasbah starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, and Danny McBride
  • Saoirse Ronan will star in John Crowley‘s Brooklyn alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, and Julie Walters

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Uma Thurman Joins AMERICAN ULTRA; Martin Sheen Boards Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Movie; Renee Zelwegger in Talks for THE WHOLE TRUTH

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Here’s a look at today’s latest casting news:

  • Uma Thurman in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra.
  • Martin Sheen will join Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes project, starring Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins.
  • Renee Zellweger is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in Courtney Hunt’s The Whole Truth.
  • Thomas Kretschmann joins Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend in Aleksander Bach’s Hitman movie, Agent 47.

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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg Join Nima Nourizadeh’s Action Comedy AMERICAN ULTRA; Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack in CELL

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Here are today’s latest casting announcements:

  • Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Double) will reunite to star in Project X-director Nima Nourizadeh’s new action comedy, American Ultra, scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle).
  • Stewart has also signed on to a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia.
  • Samuel L. Jackson (The Samaritan) will reteam with John Cusack in Tod William’s Cell, a Stephen King adaptation.

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