While the rest of us mere mortals are busy salivating in advance of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and its November release, Hollywood is looking ahead to other, more important things—like, say, rounding out the cast for the final two films that are being made out of "Mockingjay." And without spoiling too much, let's just say that the revolution has gained another leader: The studio has just announced that Patina Miller is officially on board in the role of Commander Paylor.
Those who've read Suzanne Collins' books will recognize Paylor's name as belonging to the smart, young, authoritative leader who plays a key role in the Districts' uprising, along with...well, some other stuff.
Dakota Johnson is getting a pretty high-profile co-sign from Mindy Kaling. The casting of the former "Ben & Kate" star in the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” may have initially led fans of the E.L. James trilogy to scratch their heads, but Mindy is hardly surprised by it.
She’s got a lot of love for Dakota, who used to share Tuesday nights with "The Mindy Project" star on Fox.
"Dakota is another one where it’s like, she’s really funny and very beautiful, so she was the kind of person where it’s like sometimes you put a timer on someone and you’re like ‘Dakota’s going—[it’s] to be a certain amount of time before she becomes huge,'" she said, adding, "Cause she’s just very dry and funny, beautiful in a way that’s not, like, boring. She’s gonna be great."
FROM MTV NEWS: The rumors were true! Julianne Moore has officially signed on for the role of President Alma Coin in the final two installments of "The Hunger Games" franchise, according to studio Lionsgate.
Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy know that the role of President Coin in "Mockingjay" is a multi-faceted one—perfect for an actress of Julianne's caliber.
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After all our dreams came true last week on the "If I Stay" casting front—in that the gentleman picked to play Adam, Mia's boyfriend, is every bit as delicious as we'd dared to hope for—it seemed too much to expect further awesomeness from the film so soon. And yet! There's more! Is it our birthday or something? Because this movie is the gift that keeps on giving: According to Deadline, the gifted Liana Liberato has snagged the role of Mia's best friend, Kim.
"If I Stay" is based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name, the story of a girl (played by Chloe Moretz) who finds herself comatose and her soul in a state of voyeuristic limbo after the car accident that kills her whole family. And if you've read the book, then no doubt you remember the scene early on when Kim arrives at the comatose Mia's bedside and begs her not to die—not least because if she does, "there’s going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school, and I know you'd hate that kind of thing." So you know that this role needed an actress with some verve, and Liana—who we last saw holding her own against the charming Nat Wolff in "Stuck in Love"—is a perfect pick.
Have you always secretly hoped that "Girls" and "Orange Is The New Black" could somehow merge into one great, big ladycast? Well, they sort of will. "Orange" actress Danielle Brooks (a.k.a. Taystee) has confirmed she’ll appear on "Girls" next season.
The actress revealed the news to Ebony: "Of course you’re going to get to see a lot of Taystee in season two [of ‘Orange’], and I just shot an episode of 'Girls' for HBO. I will be the first Black woman to be on ‘Girls,’ so that’s exciting for me,” she explained about joining Lena Dunham and her crew of motley pals.
In addition to Danielle, it was also recently revealed that rock goddess/Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon will also appear on the next season of the HBO show. They join previously announced guest stars "Zero Hour" actor Amir Arison, “90210” actress Natalie Morales and “Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael Zegen, among others.
Will there ever be an announcement related to "The Fault in Our Stars" movie that doesn't immediately precipitate a frantic bout of high-pitched nonstop excited squealing? ...Um, maybe? BUT NOT TODAY. Thus, we are typing the following news whilst also going "EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeEEE!": Thanks to a tweet from John Green, we've caught a glimpse of the pretty lady who (unbeknownst to anyone 'til now) is playing the role of Monica.
The actress in question is Emily Peachey, and the most notable entry on her short resume is probably a nameless bit in the 2011 Taylor Lautner-as-action-star flick "Abduction." So, clearly she's moving up in the world with her role as the devoted girlfriend of Isaac (played by Nat Wolff)!
She's been a witch, a thief and a wallflower's bestest friend, but Emma Watson's next role might be her most interesting yet: According to Deadline, the actress is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of "Your Voice in My Head," in which she'll play a young English writer living in the U.S. and struggling with bipolar disorder.
The movie is based on Emma Forrest's book of the same name, a powerful memoir of the writer's journey through the turmoil of mental illness—and her ultimate recovery, thanks to the support of a gifted and dedicated psychiatrist. The project has been in the works since 2012, with both Emma Watson and Emily Blunt rumored to be its leading lady before Emma sealed the deal this week. (Also rumored: Stanley Tucci in the role of the wonderful shrink.)
The oft-pondered question of who would play curmudgeonly author Peter Van Houten in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" has finally been answered. Willem Dafoe has landed the role, rounding out the cast of the currently in-production project.
Director Josh Boone took to Twitter today to announce the news himself, writing: "One of my favorite actors, Willem Dafoe, will play Peter Van Houten in #tfiosmovie!"
"The Fault in Our Stars" centers around teen cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley), who meets and falls in love with fellow Cancer Kids Support Group member Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort). Van Houten's novel, "An Imperial Infliction," is referenced early on as Hazel's favorite book, and without giving too much away, the author plays an important role in Hazel and Augustus' love story.
FROM MTV NEWS: Between shooting a fragrance campaign for Dior Homme and getting bootylicious at Beyonce concerts, Robert Pattinson has somehow found time to secure yet another film role.
The latest (via The Hollywood Reporter): Robert will play magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the upcoming film "Life." He stars alongside Dane DeHaan as James Dean.
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We've been not-so-patiently waiting to find out who would play Mia's rock-and-roll boyfriend Adam in the big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay," and now we finally know who our Shooting Star will be!
Deadline reports that "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Jamie Blackley has landed the role opposite Chloe Moretz.
"If I Stay" centers around 17-year-old Mia, a talented cellist whose entire family is killed in a horrific car crash. Mia's left comatose, but her soul is very much awake—and struggling with whether she should live or die. Without getting too spoilery, boyfriend Adam plays an important role in Mia's ultimate decision.