Friday, April 13, 2007

Lots of movie casting news

I have a few casting tidbits I thought I'd post today. I'm in the process of watching Dreamgirls right now, and will have a DVD review out next week (same with Freedom Writers, The Queen and Deja Vu). Anyway, onto the casting news...

From Variety, it sounds like Leelee Sobieski has signed on to star in the indie comedy, Walk All Over Me. She'll play Alberta, a small-town Canadian cashier who gets caught up in the misadventures involving gangsters, masochists and mistaken identities

Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) will voice the lead role in the adventure toon, Agent Crush. He will join the voices of Neve Campbell, Brian Cox and Roger Moore. This news also comes from Variety.

And once again from Variety, Bill Smitrovich has been cast in Iron Man. Production begins later this month in Los Angeles.

Variety also says Toby Jones and Lena Headey have joined the cast of the comedy, St. Trinian's, where they'll both play staff members at the infamous girls' boarding school; Rupert Everett and Colin Firth are also in the movie.

Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Simmons and rapper/actor Romeo will star in the basketball drama, Sweetwater, says Variety. The film is based on Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton, the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA team. Simmons is going to play the title role, while Dreyfuss will portray Abe Saperstein, the owner and founder of the Harlem Globetrotters; Saperstein coached Clifton and sold his contract to the NBA's New York Knicks in 1950. Romeo will play the young Clifton.

Oh yeah, and Paramount confirmed what I had reported weeks ago, that Shia LaBeouf will indeed star in Indiana Jones 4.

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