Holliday Grainger to Star in TULIP FEVER; Kid Cudi Joins ENTOURAGE; Genesis Rodriguez Goes HOME

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If you count “Kid,” tonight’s casting report features a great group of first names.

  • Holliday Grainger is in negotiations to star opposite Christoph Waltz in the period romance Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom).
  • Kid Cudi has joined the cast of the Entourage movie, written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin.
  • Genesis Rodriguez will join Topher Grace and Patricia Clarkson in the supernatural thriller Home, directed by Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left).

More on each project after the jump.

Christoph Waltz Contracts TULIP FEVER; Jack Black and James Marsden Take THE D-TRAIN; Ed Skrein Takes over from Jason Statham as the TRANSPORTER

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christoph Waltz will star in Tulip Fever, an adaptation of the Deborah Moggach novel directed by Justin Chadwick.
  • Jack Black and James Marsden are set for the low-budget indie comedy, The D-Train, the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel.
  • Ed Skrein will replace Jason Statham as Frank Martin in the newly rebooted Transporter series.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Dane DeHaan Might Join TULIP FEVER; Colin Firth and Kate Winslet in Early Talks for Drama about Yacht-Racing Cheat

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Casting is heating up as the American Film Market (AFM) approaches.  Production companies at AFM are trying to package stars in an effort to shore up international funding for their movies.  First up, Dane DeHaan might join Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) in Justin Chadwick‘s Tulip Fever.  The movie centers on the affair between a young couple, but the twist is that the story takes place during 17th century Holland, during a period where tulip bulbs became hot trading items, and a single bulb could sell for as much as ten times the average annual salary.  While some economists and historians believe this simplification to be somewhat misleading, it still created the notion of economic bubbles.  I’m not sure how a romance fits into that, but I’m curious to find out.

Hit the jump for details on why DeHaan might have to pass on the role plus casting news on an intriguing true-life story focusing on the outlandish attempts of a yacht-racer to deceive the world.

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