Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Charlotte Le Bon in Talks for Robert Zemeckis’ Untitled Tightrope Tale; Cara Delevingne to Join PAN & TULIP FEVER

     April 25, 2014


Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Charlotte Le Bon are in talks for Robert Zemeckis’ untitled drama based on Philippe Petit’s memoirs, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • Cara Delevingne is in talks for roles in both Joe Wright’s Pan at Warner Bros., and Justin Chadwick’s period romance, Tulip Fever, for The Weinstein Company.

Hit the jump for more on each picture and casting story.

cara-delevingne-tulip-feverFirst up from Variety is news of Kingsley, Badge Dale, and Le Bon in line to join Zemeckis’ next film.  As we reported two months ago, Gordon-Levitt will star as Petit, a French tightrope walker and high-wire artist. Zemeckis is also producing the film, is co-writing the script along with Christopher Browne, and plans to shoot the film in 3D.  The film is expected to build to a third-act climax which recreates Petit’s “artistic crime of the century” in which he and his co-conspirators snuck to the top of the World Trade Center in 1974 in order to make his famous attempt at crossing between the two towers.  Production is slated to begin next month.

Deadline brings news on two of British fashion model and actress Delevingne’s upcoming pictures: Pan and Tulip Fever.  First up is Pan, which is WB’s take on Peter Pan’s origin.  The picture just landed Amanda Seyfried as Mary; Jack Charles as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie as Bishop; Kathy Burke as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan as Murray; Lewis MacDougall as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.  Delevingne’s role is said to be small, but no other details are available.  That should change relatively soon since production is expected to start next week.  Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, and Garrett Hedlund also star as Blackbeard, Tiger Lily and Hook, respectively.

Delevingne will play Henrietta in Tulip Fever, the 17th century-set romance story that stars Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, and Alicia Vikander.  Deborah Moggach‘s novel centers on a couple attempting to raise money to run away together by gambling their fortune in Amsterdam’s booming tulip market.  Pre-production should be wrapping up this month.

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