Emma Watson adds another major film to her line-up as she signs to Sofia Coppola’s next, “The Bling Ring.” Meanwhile, Mike Tyson will be back for “The Hangover Part III,” three actors are in talks for “Lone Survivor” and Michael Bay hires a supermodel for “Pain and Gain.”
It’s February 29, and you’re tuning in for today’s casting call.
Emma Watson To Star In Sofia Coppola’s Next
Move over Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton, it’s Emma Watson who’s got the strongest resume coming out of “Harry Potter.” Variety is reporting that the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” star is going to headline Sofia Coppola’s new feature, “The Bling Ring.” Between that, David Yates’s “Your Voice in My Head” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Beauty and the Beast,” this woman has got some serious staying power.
Mike Tyson Confirms Return For “The Hangover Part III”
Guess who’s back and he’s better than ever? Mike Tyson, that’s who. The boxer confirmed to Yahoo’s The Boxing Blog that he’ll have a role in the third installment of Todd Phillips’ comedy franchise. I can only imagine what shenanigans he gets up to this time around. More singing, please!
Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch And Mark Wahlberg Consider “Lone Survivor”
Deadline is reporting that Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch and Mark Wahlberg are in talks to play three of four lead roles in the upcoming Navy SEAL movie “Lone Survivor.” Peter Berg, who also directed Kitsch in “Battleship”, will direct the film. The film is based on Marcus Luttrell’s memoir about how he went into Afghanistan to kill a Taliban leader and ended up being the only survivor from his group of SEALs.
Kristen Wiig To Star In Upcoming Action Comedy
“The Descendants” writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are apparently writing a currently untitled action comedy, and Kristen Wiig is interested in starring in it. Variety has the news of the partnership, but can give little details beyond what has already been stated above. Still, I’m pretty excited to see what the product of their brands of comedy will be.
Supermodel Bar Paly Joins “Pain And Gain”
Since it worked in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” it might as well work in “Pain and Gain.” Variety has learned that Michael Bay had hired supermodel Bar Paly to play in his upcoming film. She’ll play an illegal immigrant named Sabina Petrescu who is trying to become a Hollywood star.
Elizabeth Olsen In Talks For “Old Boy”
Twitch is reporting that Elizabeth Olsen is the latest actress in talks to play the lead female role in Spike Lee’s adaptation of “Old Boy.” Rooney Mara was previously in talks for the part, but has since passed. The film is slated to start production soon.
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