Posts tagged "casting"

Katie Holmes, Possibly Taylor Swift Join The Cast Of “The Giver”

Soon, Lois Lowry's beloved novel The Giver will join the ranks of young adult books that have made it to the big screen. Come on, you know you’ve been waiting for this since you were twelve and checked it out of the school library. It’s one of the classic dystopias for young readers, with it…

By: The Mary Sue / September 28, 2013

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version Of “Macbeth”

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened. The actress is replacing Natalie Portman, who was originally going to play the scheming Queen. There’s no word on why Portman’s no longer involved, but I don’t even care, because Marion Cotillard! She’s brilliant at scheming and crazy! It’s perfect. She’ll…

By: The Mary Sue / August 21, 2013

Parker Posey Could Have Been In “Girl, Interrupted,” And 25 Other Hollywood Casting Close Calls

It's hard to imagine anyone other than Angelina Jolie (and THOSE LIPS!) in the Oscar-winning role of Lisa in the 1999 film "Girl, Interrupted." But Parker Posey recently revealed she turned down an audition for the role. "What I did pass on that may surprise you is 'Girl, Interrupted.' The Angelina Jolie role ... I just…

By: The Frisky / November 10, 2012

Please, Please, Please, MTV, Make It Stop!

MTV is apparently casting a reality show about CATTY 16- to 21-year-olds who LIVE TO PARTY and love to create DRAMA. Do they also have to write in ALL CAPS? If this casting notice that was snapped for MTV Networks International and UK production company Mentorn Media is not a fake, it looks like we…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Could Have Been “Precious” & 23 Other Casting Close Calls

It's hard to imagine "Precious" without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after "Dreamgirls" and said she turned down the role because she didn't want to gain weight. "I had [gained weight] with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 1, 2012

Michelle Trachtenberg Could Have Been Bella In “Twilight” & 22 Other Casting Close Calls

Attention Twihards! Be honest ... could you imagine anyone other than Kristen Stewart playing Bella Swan in the "Twilight" series? Well, there was once a time when producers weren't sure who they would cast, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg claims the role could have been hers. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first "Twilight" film, was apparently…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2011

Casting Close Call: Thomas Jane Could Have Been Don Draper

Jon Hamm has nabbed himself four Emmys playing the now-iconic role of Don Draper on "Mad Men." But apparently, he was not producers first choice for the role. And he actually knows who the makers of the show originally had in mind for the starring role—Thomas Jane of "Hung." "Nobody knew who I was. The…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 9, 2011

Woody Allen Wants Proof Actresses Haven’t “Gained 200 Pounds” Before Casting Them

"Casting is so awkward. I'm too shy to meet [actresses]. I have the women come in and I don't let them sit down. I make up some questions, but I couldn't care less about chatting. I only see them to make sure that they haven't gained 200 pounds or had five face jobs. I want…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 20, 2011

Very Important Casting Updates For “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

The cast of David Fincher's upcoming version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," based on the amazing Stieg Larsson novel, is starting to come together! Daniel Craig has been confirmed as the sexy, coffee-addicted, investigative journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. And yesterday it was announced that Stellan Skarsgård (of "Angels & Demons") would be joining the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 6, 2010

Quotable: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Is Glad You Think He’s Sexy

"I’d rather people think I’m sexy than not. Let’s be honest. Physicality is going to have a bearing on the parts you get. And if you think differently, you’re in the wrong business."-- Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Parade [via Celebitchy]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2010