The “Thor” actor has enjoyed two back-to-back weeks in first place at the box office, and he’s certainly seeing some rewards: Deadline reports that Hemsworth’s deal for “Snow White and the Huntsman” has officially closed, locking him into the starring role opposite “Twilight” favorite Kristen Stewart. Definitely an exciting next step for both the rising star as well as the project itself, which has struggled to find its Huntsman for some time now.
Check out the rest of today’s biggest casting scoops after the jump, including “Bridesmaids” breakout star Melissa McCarthy’s new project and a new pair of vampires coming to Hollywood!
Life After “Bridesmaids”
“Bridesmaids” comedian Melissa McCarthy is following up this past weekend’s breakout performance with an untitled comedy at Paramount, reports Deadline. McCarthy, “Bridesmaids” co-writer Annie Mumolo and co-star Ben Falcone pitched the premise that when a woman’s husband falls inexplicably ill, she rallies her pals together on a mission to steal the Stanley Cup. Yeah, I don’t get it either, but it sounds fan-freakin’-tastic either way!
Ronan And Arterton Sink Teeth Into “Byzantium”
Thought vampires were fading out of style? Not a chance. Director Neil Jordan has tasked “Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan and former Bond girl Gemma Arterton with the lead roles in “Byzantium,” a vampire flick about a lethal mother-daughter pair of bloodsuckers, according to THR.
Fighting For “Gatsby”
Who’s going to replace Ben Affleck in “The Great Gatsby,” you ask? THR reports a possible answer: actors Joel Edgerton and Luke Evans, who previously competed for the lead role in “The Bourne Legacy,” are both considered frontrunners for the part of smarmy drunk Tom Buchanan.
Chuck’s “Mother’s Curse”
Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand’s road comedy “My Mother’s Curse” has found another leading lady in the form of “Chuck” star Yvonne Strahovski. According to THR, she’ll star as Rogen’s high school sweetheart, a woman he once proposed to.
Gosling Finds His “Idolmaker”
“Drive” star Ryan Gosling is set to make his directorial debut with a remake of “The Idolmaker,” a film about the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci. Deadline reports that Gosling will both direct the movie and star in it.
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