Adam West, Val Kilmer weigh in on 'Batfleck'
August 23rd, 2013
06:44 PM ET

Adam West, Val Kilmer weigh in on 'Batfleck'

With fans actively trying to kick Ben Affleck out of his newly acquired Batman role, the actor could use a little advice.

Thankfully, iconic "Batman" star Adam West - who donned the cape on TV and at the movies - has offered Affleck his guidance.

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Harrison Ford joins 'Expendables' as Willis exits
August 7th, 2013
02:31 PM ET

Harrison Ford joins 'Expendables' as Willis exits

One thing is clear about the new casting shakeup in "The Expendables" franchise: star Sylvester Stallone is pretty thrilled about it.

The 67-year-old actor, who's appeared in the first two films about a team of mercenaries hired by the CIA, tweeted on Tuesday that Harrison Ford is joining the project. Here's the twist: his fellow franchise star Bruce Willis won't appear in the movie.

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Filed under: Bruce Willis • Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
Report: Sacha Baron Cohen drops Freddie Mercury biopic
July 24th, 2013
10:50 AM ET

Report: Sacha Baron Cohen drops Freddie Mercury biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen was a spot-on casting choice to play Queen singer Freddie Mercury, but it seems producers are back to the drawing board.

Reports suggest that Cohen has dropped out of an upcoming biopic about the flamboyant frontman due to creative differences. CNN has reached out to Cohen's rep for comment, but has yet to hear back.

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'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight
June 20th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight

The Rebel Alliance has apparently begun recruitment.

The website Bleeding Cool News reports that casting has begun in the U.K., and has posted confirmed casting breakdowns for "Star Wars Episode VII," pointing to a list of seven descriptions of possible character types, a sampling of which you can see below:

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Armie Hammer on '50 Shades' rumors: 'Nope'
June 19th, 2013
05:59 PM ET

Armie Hammer on '50 Shades' rumors: 'Nope'

Now that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has found its director in Sam Taylor-Johnson, surely the hunt has intensified to find the perfect Christian Grey.

A number of actors have been mentioned as possibilities, including "The Lone Ranger's" Armie Hammer - yet the star tells Playboy magazine that he's not interested in portraying the handsome, domineering billionaire.

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Jennifer Lawrence to star in, produce new film
June 6th, 2013
12:30 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence to star in, produce new film

At the tender age of 22, Jennifer Lawrence is still winning.

The Oscar winner, who picked up the statuette this year for "Silver Linings Playbook," will serve as both star and producer on her next film.

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • Jennifer Lawrence • movies
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