Michael Fassbender is using his newfound fame to develop a film about an Irish legend close to his heart. Meanwhile, Rob Corddry joins Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain,” Nonso Anozie will play “Ender’s Game” and Kyle Chandler is the latest to hunt Osama Bin Laden with Kathryn Bigelow.
It’s February 21, and this is today’s casting call.
Michael Fassbender Plans Movie About Cuchulainn
Despite his recent Oscar snub, Michael Fassbender is one of the biggest actors to blow up on the Hollywood scene this year. That’s likely why he’s taking advantage of that popularity to develop a project for himself. Variety is reporting that Fassbender and “Public Enemies” scribe Ronan Bennett are working on a movie about the Irish myth Cuchulainn.
Two More To Michael Bay’s “Pain And Gain”?
Variety has the news that funnyman Rob Corddry is the latest actor to join Michael Bay’s next project, “Pain and Gain.” He’ll be joining Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris in the film. Corddry will play John Mese, a former competitive body builder who is Wahlberg’s boss at a gym. Meanwhile, Latino Review is reporting that John Turturro is also in talks to join the flick.
Nonso Anozie Plays “Ender’s Game”
Three more stars have joined the cast of “Ender’s Game.” Deadline is reporting that “The Grey” star Nonso Anozie will play Sergeant Dap. In addition, Stevie Ray Dallimore will play Ender’s father and Andrea Powell will play his mother. The film is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2013.
Kyle Chandler Will Hunt Bin Laden
“Friday Night Lights” star Kyle Chandler is the latest actor to join Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled movie about the hunt to find Osama Bin Laden. Deadline reports that he joins a cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong. The flick is due to hit theaters on December 19.
Jim Caviezel Joins “The Tomb”
“The Tomb” just gained another major player. Producer Mark Canton told The Matthew Aaron Show (via Collider) that Jim Caviezel has joined Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in the film. Apparently Caviezel will play the warden at the prison that the action duo escape from, and will be the antagonist of the film.
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