Movie Exclusive – Casting Breakdown for Disney’s “Star Wars” Released

Star Wars fans may be intrigued to hear that casting is officially underway for the first Star Wars film under Disney. Casting directors April Webster and Alyssa Weisberg will be doing casting in the United States and Nina Gold will be in charge of  UK casting.

Not only does this list give us an idea of the characters that will be included in this film, it gives us hints as to the potential storyline behind the film. Michael Arndt is working on the script and JJ Abrams will be directing this next Star Wars film. Abrams recently revealed that production is aimed to start early in 2014.

Here is an exclusive casting breakdown for Star Wars: Episode VII: 

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According to Deadline and Bleeding Cool, these roles have all been confirmed as lead and principal roles. What do you think this breakdown reveals for the story? Do you think JJ Abrams is the right director for the next Star Wars film? As production is still in early stages and actors have not been officially cast in the film, be sure to check back for more casting news and Star Wars coverage!

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Sources: Deadline and Bleeding Cool

Production Developments – Sequels in the Works for “Pitch Perfect” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Universal Pictures is always a very busy studio between developing new projects and promoting projects that will be reaching audiences in theaters. Today, at CinemaCon studio chairman Adam Fogelson announced a few exciting things about sequels for Pitch Perfect and Snow White and the Huntsman. 

First, it was announced that a sequel for Pitch Perfect is officially under development and the studio is hoping for a 2015 release date. Pitch Perfect starred Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hanna Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, and Ben Platt and was directed by Jason Moore. As of right now there is no official word on if these cast members or Moore will be returning to work on the sequel, but the project is still in early development so we should hear more later on.

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Additionally, it was announced that the studio is also hoping for a 2015 release date for the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. Back in December, Kristen Stewart stated that she will be reprising her role in the sequel. However, there has not been any news about the possibility of Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin will also be returning. Fogelson confirmed last month that director Rupert Sanders will not be returning to work on the sequel.

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Would you be interested in seeing either of these sequels? Did you enjoy Pitch Perfect and Snow White and the Huntsman? Do you think the studio is making the right decision to make sequels for these movies?

Source: Collider (Article #1), Collider (Article #2)

Draft of “The Fault In Our Stars” Script Complete

If you are a fan of the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, then you will be very happy to know that a draft of the script has been finished for about a month and Fox 2000 is moving forward with their movie adaptation. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the screenwriters who wrote (500) Days of  Summer, have been working on a script for The Fault in Our Stars.

For those of you who have not read this excellent novel, I suggest that you do so. The story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Hazel Lancaster who has relied on an oxygen tank to breathe because her thyroid cancer has spread to her lungs. She starts to become depressed and her parents make her attend a weekly support group. Here, she meets a boy named Augustus Waters. They begin to spend time together and get to know each other very well. The story then shifts to their relationship, the happy moments, and the struggles that they go through because of cancer affecting their lives. Augustus tries to make Hazel realize that she is extraordinary, and even if she doesn’t become a rock star or become famous, she still matters.

When the draft of the script was complete, producer Wyck Godfrey, tweeted: “Just read first draft of #TheFaultInOurStars! I must make this! Best script ever! Thank you Scott and Mike!” A fan saw this and replied, “If this happens I will flip!” and then Godfrey responded, “It WILL happen. Start practicing your flips.”

It’s a pretty big deal that Godfrey is so excited about this film and it shows that there are big names willing to work on this project. I am quite excited to start hearing more about the actual production and casting details and all that good stuff! I cannot wait for this movie!

Have you read this book? Is this a book that you might be interested in? Are you looking forward to the film adaptation?

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