- Many casting announcements were made for Hunger Games
this week. Stanley Tucci
has been cast as Caesae Flickerman
, a television reporter who interviews each participant in the Hunger Games. Woody Harrelson
will have the role of Haymitch Abernathy
, Katniss's mentor. District 2's Cato and Clove
will be played by Alexander Ludwig
and Isabelle Fuhrman
, respectively. The film, directed by Gary Ross
, is set to begin shooting next month with March 23rd as the planned release date.
More casting news:
- Vince Vaughn
will join Bruce Willis
and Catherine Zeta-Jones
in 'Lay the Favorite'
based on the Beth Raymer memoir of the same name.
- Alec Baldwin
and Rory Culkin
sign on for "Hick"
, a movie that follows a 13 year old girl (played by Chloe Moretz
) as she runs away from her neglectful parents.- Woody Allen
, still at Cannes Film Festival showing 'Midnight in Paris'
has cast himself in his next film, starring Jesse Eisenberg
and Ellen Page
. It's being called 'The Wrong Picture' but Allen says this is not the official title because he hasn't decided on one yet.
- Continuing the recent string of 3D films, a 3D version of William Tell
is now in production with Brendan Fraser
set to star. The Amityville Horror
and Texas Chainsaw Massacre
are also gearing up for 3D releases.
- Ethan Hawke
and Colin Farrell
will team up in the remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger
film 'Total Recall
', though Hawke's role is being kept under wraps.