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Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 10:00 AM
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It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon.

Casting: Naomi Watts Ready For 'Demolition,' Idris Elba Eyes Guy Ritchie's 'Knights Of The Roundtable' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 6:28 PM
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An actor who is currently thrilling us with the choices he's making is Jake Gyllenhaal. Did you see that terrific teaser for "Nightcrawler" yet? Watch it here. Anyway, another promising project on his plate is “Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition," and he's being joined by Naomi Watts.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Disney's Live Action 'Cinderella' Directed By Kenneth Branagh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 12:18 PM
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Lily James,Cinderella, close-up
As one Disney movie gears up to head into theatres ("Maleficent"), it means the studio has to get moving on promo-ing their next non-Marvel, non-"Star Wars" contender. And what will that be? Why a live-action reboot of "Cinderella," and the first teaser trailer has arrived.

Holliday Grainger Bounces Back From Canceled 'The Borgias' By Joining 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 4:52 PM
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They say when one door closes another opens, but it seems that for Brit actress Holliday Grainger, she's got more than the one door to choose from. While the actress is probably best known stateside for her turn as Lucrezia Borgia in the recently canceled "The Borgias," she's quietly been racking up appearances in stuff like Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre," Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" and more. Now it looks as though she'll be donning yet more elaborate period costumes.

Lily James Cast As 'Cinderella' In Disney's Live Action Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2013 1:50 PM
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After a long search that has seen young actresses such as Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Alicia Vikander, Gabriella Wilde, Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie all test or enter talks for the lead role, Disney has finally settled on their "Cinderella."

Bella Heathcote, 'Downton Abbey' Actress Lily James & Margot Robbie Testing For Lead In 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:00 PM
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After a bit of rocky start which saw Mark Romanek leave, with Kenneth Branagh dropping in to to replace him, Disney is solidering ahead with "Cinderella." Cate Blanchett has stayed on board as the evil stepmother during the tumult that has also seen a range of names including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Alicia Vikander and Gabriella Wilde flirt with the title role, with none locking to place. And it seems Disney is continuing the hunt.

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