The “Game of Thrones” and “The Killing” stars have reportedly tested for Warner Bros’ King Arthur project “Arthur & Lancelot,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It’s unclear whether the TV stars tested for one or both of the roles. THR says that the two are now the frontrunners for the roles. “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin is both writing and directing the project.
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Gary Oldman And Helena Bonham-Carter Head To Neo Tokyo
Only a week after Warner Bros announced they were greenlighting their “Akira” remake and that it will likely star Garrett Hedlund, Twitch has learned some interesting casting rumors. Apparently Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter are up for some major secondary roles in the project. He has been offered the role of The Colonel, while she could play one of The Espers, Lady Miyako. No word yet on whether they’ll accept WB’s offer. The last time the two actors worked together was on “Harry Potter,” another WB project.
Eric Bana And Danny Huston Are The King And Tricky Dick
Cary Elwes is hiring some high profile talent for his directorial debut. Variety is reporting that “The Princess Bride” star has tapped Eric Bana and Danny Huston to play Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in the appropriately titled flick, “Elvis & Nixon.” Elwes also wrote the script, which is based around the real-life event when Elvis visited the White House to suggest that he become a “Federal Agent-At-Large” in the war on drugs in the 1970s. Production doesn’t have a start date yet, but the film will be shot in Los Angeles and Shreveport, Louisiana.
Kim Kardashian Joins Tyler Perry’s Next Film
Kim Kardashian is making her way from reality star to movie star. Deadline reports that she will play a secondary role in Tyler Perry’s next project, “The Marriage Counselor.” Jurnee Smollett plays the titular marriage counselor who ends up cheating on her husband with a client and realized she’s made a big mistake. Kardashian will play her coworker, a character named Eva, who gives her “a big city makeover and new confidence.”
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