Ever since casting began on the film adaptation for dystopian sci-fi thriller "The Maze Runner," all the cute British actors of a certain age seem to be getting snatched up to star as members of the slapdash tribe of survivalist lads who are known in the story as "Gladers." Which means that for the next several months, lucky lady Kaya Scodelario is going to be where the boys are—literally.
Although there's been no official casting announcement, director Wes Ball spilled the beans that the English "Skins" star is on board to play Teresa, the lone girl who changes everything when she appears in the story's titular maze. The news first broke via Wes' Twitter account, where he enthused about Kaya's awesome on-screen chemistry with Aml Ameen; Kaya then confirmed the news herself, with a big thank you to fans for supporting her bid to be in the movie.
With us still mourning the loss of Christopher Abbott (a.k.a. the adorable, somewhat emo Charlie) after learning he left "Girls" this week, there’s some new casting scoop making its way out into the world.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Dr. Who" actor Richard E. Grant (who was more importantly in "Spice World"...as well as other stuff like "The Iron Lady"), has joined the show. He will play a bloke named Jasper in the season premiere. Other than that, we know nothing else about what his role will be in shaping the lives of Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her wayward pals.
Not all typecasting is bad. If you're "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz, it means you get to play a succession of iconic characters—who just so happen to be Men's Health magazine-worthy.
After strapping on a sword and sandals as Poseidon in "Immortals" and swinging from vines as Tarzan in the upcoming motion-capture movie of the same name, Kellan will get mythical once again for the title role in "Hercules 3D," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Little is known about the plot of the film, though the report did indicate that it "will have at its center a love story between the son of Zeus and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for Hercules."
With stars like Gloria Estefan, Idina Menzel, Jeff Goldblum and Carol Burnett all on board the cast of "Glee," it's no surprise to see that yet another high-profile actress has fallen into the show's parent trap.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news (via creator Ryan Murphy's Twitter) that Katey Sagal, best known for her roles on "Sons of Anarchy" and "Married... With Children" has signed on to play the role of Artie's mom in season four. (Bonus: Kevin McHale, who plays Artie, was the first one to float the actress' name as his ideal on-screen mother. Congrats, Kevin, on winning the mom of your dreams!)
While Marnie was never very good at making a clean break from Charlie on "Girls," it seems that series creator Lena Dunham and Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie, are having an easier time parting ways. The New York Post reports that the actor has left the series.
"[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire 'Girls' cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show," his rep told Page Six.
Sources added that Lena and Christopher weren’t getting along on set.
Hilary Duff has just booked herself a high-profile gig on the small screen this May. The new mama and former "Lizzie McGuire" star will play Ashton Kutcher’s love interest on the season finale of "Two and a Half Men."
Hilary is set to play Stacey, TVLine reports. And while Ashton’s Walden has a thing for Stacey, he also happens to fall for her grandma in the process. TV sitcom legend Marilu Henner will play her grandma on the May 9 episode.
Some additional details about the role come straight from Hil herself, who tweeted, “So excited to be joining the cast of @TwoHalfMen_CBS this week! I get to play a crazy drunk girl, funnnn!!!” Now there’s a side of Hilary we’re excited to see.
The salt water hasn't even evaporated from Selena Gomez's baby blue bikini yet, but the "Spring Breakers" star is already hopping out of the ocean and into her next project "Rudderless."
The film marks William H. Macy's directorial debut, and will star Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup, in addition to Macy and his wife, "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman. According to Deadline, "Rudderless" centers around a father, who following the death of his son, forms a band. The musical drama will begin filming in April in Oklahoma. (Not much seems to be known about Selena's role at this point...)
Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have yet to see "The Host"!
If you were among the movie-goers who invaded theaters this weekend for the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi romance "The Host" (and managed to avoid the bean-spilling until then), you were treated to an excellent cameo in the film's closing moments—namely, the secret identity of the actress picked to play Pet (full name: Petals Open to the Moon), the host whom Wanda is implanted in after she's removed from Melanie.
Now, to be honest, I'd kind of forgotten about this character. When production began last year, I did wonder to myself who would play Wanda's more permanent form, but the thought quickly escaped the steel trap that is my mind, never to be spotted again...until I attended a screening last week. And I was tickled! So tickled, in fact, I wanted to spend a few minutes after the jump discussing this casting with you. Venture on...at your own risk.
Jessica Day and her merry band of men-children will be seeing Red come May 14, when country cutie Taylor Swift makes a guest appearance on the season finale of "New Girl."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the songstress has been cast in the role of Elaine, who is an "important guest" at the nuptials of CeCe and Shivrang. Intrigue!
Now, Taylor's no newbie to acting—having starred in "The Lorax" and "Valentine's Day" (and, lest we forget, that one episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation")—but Taylor's never met this "New Girl" or her crazy cohorts. So, to guarantee a safe & sound appearance, we've compiled a few to-do items for the 23-year-old.
All aboard the Dauntless train, y'all! And you'd better run to catch this one, because it's starting to pick up steam: Three newcomers to the faction have joined the cast of "Divergent," filling out almost all the bunks in the initiates' quarters.
Fresh on the roster of cast members: Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen, who'll play (respectively) wannabe Dauntless members Will, Edward and Al. The trio are allies of main character Tris during the brutal and terrifying initiation process, and damn fine specimens of
exquisite hotness bravery; you can expect to see them in action during the movie's most exciting sequences as Tris and her compatriots have their mettle tested in ways both physical and mental. (Although if you've read the book, you also know that you probably shouldn't get too attached to...well, one of them. We won't say who!)