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Tom Hiddleston Set to Star in 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's JG Ballard Adaptation

Svelte stud Tom Hiddleston has been cast in the leading role in Ben Wheatley's upcoming "High-Rise," an adaptation of the 1975 JG Ballard novel from a script by Amy Jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 5, 2014 3:40 PM
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WATCH: Casting Directors Talk Industry Sexism, Wild Auditions and More in Revealing THR Round Table

The casting director profession has received some very deserved attention and awareness over the past year, from the Academy's decision to give casting directors their own branch (if still no Oscar category), to the HBO documentary "Casting By," to Woody Allen's open letter in support of his longtime casting director Juliet Taylor and her instrumental role in the success of his films.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2014 12:59 PM
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In the Works: Harry Hamlin and Irina Bjorklund Set to Star in 'Erotic Fire of the Unattainable'

Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell’s female-centric banner Tangerine Entertainment works hard to put women’s pictures front and center. They’re currently exec producing “The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable,” with Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”) and Finnish superstar Irina Bjorklund (“The American”) set to star, and with Courtney Andrialis and Suzy Franczak Davis on board as the film's main producers.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2013 4:08 PM
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Read Woody Allen's Open Letter to Hollywood in Support of Casting Directors

Woody Allen has penned a rare open letter to Hollywood, via the Hollywood Reporter, wherein he supports his longtime colleague and casting director Juliet Taylor, with whom he worked on "Blue Jasmine." Read below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2013 11:36 AM
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FIRST LOOK: Three Images from Vinterberg's 'Far from the Madding Crowd,' Starring Mulligan, Schoenaerts, and Sheen UPDATED

UPDATE: First images have arrived for Thomas Vinterberg's ("The Hunt") adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Shoenaerts, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Take a look, below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 31, 2013 11:48 AM
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Casting Watch: Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

Emile Hirsch has landed the role of John Belushi in an untitled biopic, to be directed by Steve Conrad (screenwriter of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Conrad is helming from his own script, based on the 2005 biography of Belushi by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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Casting Watch: Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood Head 'Into the Forest'

Ellen Page is set to produce and star opposite Evan Rachel Wood in a film adaptation of Jean Hegland's novel "Into the Forest." Patricia Rozema ("Grey Gardens," "Mansfield Park") is helming from her adapted screenplay.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 2:50 PM
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In the Works: Michael Fassbender Starring In and Producing Western 'Slow West,' Now Filming in New Zealand

Details have been revealed for a film, currently in production, starring and produced by Michael Fassbender. It is the actor's first film as a producer. "Slow West," a Western helmed by feature newcomer John Maclean, also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Caren Postorius, and is shooting in New Zealand and Scotland.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 1:53 PM
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Casting Watch: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving Head to the Outback for 'Strangerland'

Fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving are set to star in "Strangerland," an Australian mystery centering on a couple whose teen children get lost in the Outback.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 11:33 AM
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Casting Watch: Kate Mara and David Oyelowo On Board for 'Captive'

David Oyelowo and Kate Mara are set to star in thriller "Captive," based on the bestselling novel "An Unlikely Angel" by Ashley Smith. It will be helmed by longtime TV director Jerry Jameson.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2013 11:57 AM
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