Adam Driver Gets a Major Role in the New Star Wars
Adam Driver is in final negotiations for a huge role in Star Wars: Episode VII, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is about to soar to major heights, Amanda Seyfried is taking over for Mila Kunis, and Bradley Cooper will be in another movie with "American" in the title. Take a look through the biggest casting deals of the week!
Amanda Seyfried will appear in Ted 2 as the female lead, taking over for Mila Kunis, who will still have a "tiny role" in the film.
It's official: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist who was the subject of the documentary Man on Wire. The film version will be called To Walk the Clouds, and Robert Zemeckis is directing.
Captain Phillips's Barkhad Abdi is in talks for The Place That Hits the Sun, a marathon drama in which he would play "South African marathoner Willie Mtolo, a Zulu warrior, who competed in the 1992 New York Marathon."
Adam Sandler will star in Pixels, a comedy about popular 1980s video-game characters attacking New York City. Jennifer Aniston is "being courted" for a role, and Kevin James and Josh Gad are in early talks.
Kate Beckinsale joined Absolutely Anything as a love interest opposite Simon Pegg. Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle are all lending their voices to the film about a man who suddenly has the ability to do anything and everything he wants.
Jason Statham joined Susan Cooper as Melissa McCarthy's spy partner. The comedy will be directed by Paul Feig.