Nick Jonas is ready for his close-up, again. The 20-year-old has announced (and Hyde Park/Troika Pictures has confirmed) that he will join Isabel Lucas in the new thriller "Careful What You Wish For."
The actor/singer, who is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers and prepping for a 2013 album release with the group, shared the movie news on Monday, tweeting, "Excited to announce that I'm joining cast of the movie, Careful What You Wish For."
And, it sounds to us that Nick is ready to grow up in a big way in the flick. The film revolves around Doug (played by Nick) Lena (played by Isabel) who start up an affair. But, it turns deadly. After her investment banker hubby turns up dead, everyone ends up being a suspect. Um, not our Nick! We hope! The film will begin shooting this April in North Carolina with Elizabeth Allen (“Aquamarine,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Life Unexpected”) directing.
The next big thing in dystopian blockbusters is getting bigger by the day: the "Maze Runner" movie has added yet another cast member to its roster! And even if you're a little tired of the whole end-of-the-world, death-of-society thing, you might want to pay attention to this particular casting couch, which is shaping up to be a veritable buffet of nice-looking young men. (Hey, we know what you like.)
The latest get for the YA film adaptation: According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers have snagged the delicious Aml Ameen to play a starring role.
Okay, YA fans: We're thinking of a number between one and 10. Can you guess what it is? We'll give you a hint: It's a magic number. A mysterious number. A number that connotes strength, and courage, and brooding tortured hotness that makes Abnegation transfers go weak in their selfless little knees.
You do know where we're going with this, right? You are getting ready to scream with delight, aren't you? Because yes, the "Divergent" movie has finally cast its leading man: The role of Dauntless leader Four will be played by "Golden Boy" star Theo James.
Here's a royal decree we hadn't expected: "The Selection" pilot has cast British actor Ben Aldridge in the role of Prince Maxon's little brother, Prince Rafe, according to a report from Deadline.
Why is this news so surprising? Well, because in Kiera Cass' dystopian novel, upon which The CW series is based, Prince Maxon is an only child. This addition is the first major delineation from the source material we've seen thus far, and we're curious how this little brother—who, according to Deadline, "loves his country and takes his leadership role seriously...but does have a secret"—shakes things up at the palace.
This train car named "Divergent" continues to barrel down the tracks. Just days after news broke that Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q and Ansel Elgort had signed on for roles in the dystopian adaptation comes word from Variety that Dauntless has found its leader in the form of actor Jai Courtney.
Fans of Veronica Roth's best-selling novel know Eric as the ruthless, win-at-all-costs greasy-haired head of protagonist Tris' faction—and antagonist to her love interest Four. (Watch out for this one, ladies!)
With the movie adaptation of James Dashner's "The Maze Runner" finally filling out its cast, every eligible young man in Hollywood is going to be eyeing the roles of the story's various amnesiac teenage boys who live in a giant maze. And after earlier reports that Will Poulter was circling the film's lead, we've got another major character cast: Deadline has the news that Thomas Brodie-Sangster, best known as the adorable youngster from "Love Actually," is on board the project in the role of Newt.
After his famous mad "Love Actually" dash through Heathrow Airport to catch the girl of his dreams, Thomas should be more than ready to put his fleet feet to use in "Maze Runner," whose drama centers on a group of boys trapped by unseen kidnappers in an enormous, deadly labyrinth. (Those who've read the book will recognize his character as the second-in-command in the slapdash hierarchy formed by the maze-dwelling teens.)
If you hear any vague, weirdo tabloid reports today about Zooey Deschanel having maybe once slept with a werewolf, don't be surprised: They probably started right about here, with the TV Guide exclusive news that Dylan O'Brien, of MTV's "Teen Wolf," has been slated for an upcoming guest appearance on "New Girl." (Typically, the gossip mongerers will have gotten it all wrong; Dylan doesn't even play a wolfman on our show! Pffft. Rumors.)
Dylan will play opposite Zooey in a flashback episode, which will go back in time to revisit the moment at which each member of the "New Girl" cohort gave up their V-cards.
FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: Apparently the glass slipper didn't fit.
Reports earlier this month indicated that "Perks of Being a Wallflower" actress Emma Watson was eyeing the role of Cinderella in a live-action version of the tale, directed by Kenneth Branaugh. But now it looks like Emma won't be getting her happy ending after all—at least not as the Disney princess.
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Citizens of Illea: Bow to your Queen.
Deadline is reporting that The CW's revamped "Selection" pilot has crowned its newest monarch. British actress Louise Lombard, who you might recognize from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," will play regal Queen Amberly in the dystopian series, based on Kiera Cass' debut novel.
Set in a war-torn nation formerly known as the United States, "The Selection" follows teen America Singer (played by Yael Grobglas) as she competes against 34 girls from various castes for the affections of sheltered Prince Maxon (played by Michael Malarkey) and the title of Princess. (As well as follow in the footsteps of Queen Amberly, who gained her own royal appointment through the same "Bachelor"-style competition.)
The factions are filling out as "Divergent" continues its casting, and the latest announcement is a big one: We can now put a face to three more major characters, per a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter.
Two of the actors to join the production will be boarding the Dauntless train: Zoe Kravitz has scored the role of Christina, a tough new initiate who befriends main character Tris (Shailene Woodley) while they undergo various tests of mettle in order to gain acceptance in the courageous faction. (She's also following in the footsteps of dad Lenny Kravitz, who starred as Cinna in that other major movie franchise based on a dystopian YA series.) And Maggie Q, who's probably best known for kicking butt on the CW series "Nikita," plays Tori, the Dauntless tattoo artist who offers Tris some important guidance as she struggles to find her place.