Casting Roundup: ‘Cinderella’, ‘The Banshees at Inisheer’, ‘The Stars at Noon’, ‘Family Jewels’ & More

There’s been a slew of casting for some upcoming projects. Here’s a nice, tidy roundup of them all. Below you will find casting for Cinderella, The Lost DaughterA Head Full of Ghosts, The Banshees of Inisheer, a new David O. Russell movie, The Stars at Noon, Family Jewels, and Kill Switch.

Sony’s Cinderella

Yup, just because Disney already made a live-action Cinderella in 2015 doesn’t mean Sony can’t get in on that action. Don’t you love the public domain!

Anyway, Camila Cabello, who was previously cast in the title role, now has co-stars. John Mulaney, James Corden, and Romesh Ranganathan are set to play mice. Missy Elliott is in talks to play the Town Crier, and Minnie Driver is attached to play Queen Beatrice, the mother of Prince Robert.

Previously cast actors include Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine as Robert, Idina Menzel as the evil stepmother, Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer as the evil stepsisters, and Pierce Brosnan as the King.

Kay Cannon wrote the screenplay from an idea by Corden. Cannon will also direct.

Cinderella is currently scheduled to hit theaters February 5, 2021.

The Lost Daughter

Maggie Gyllenhaal is shifting from acting to screenwriting and directing. She is set to make her directorial debut with an adaptation of the novel The Lost Daughter.

Olivia Colman is set to play the lead role. Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), and Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern) round out the cast so far.

Variety says the film “tells the story of a college professor (Colman) whose own psychological trauma begins to resurface after meeting a woman (Johnson) and her young daughter while on summer vacation.”

A Head Full of Ghosts

Deadline reports that Scott Cooper will direct Margaret Qualley in the psychological horror film A Head Full of Ghosts. The film will be an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s Bram Stoker Award-winning novel of the same name, which follows “a suburban family torn apart by the apparent demonic possession of their eldest daughter, who may have actually been showing signs of mental illness.”

In Bruges Reunion: The Banshees at Inisheer

Deadline states that Martin McDonagh’s next film will re-team him with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Titled The Banshees at Inisheer, the film is set on a remote Irish isle and they will play two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship with alarming consequences for both of them.”

New David O. Russell Movie

The Hollywood Reporter states that Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and Michael B. Jordan are set to star in an untitled film from American Hustle director David O. Russell. Plot details are under wraps, but the story is based on an original idea

The Stars at Noon

Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson, the duo that brought us A24’s High Life, are collaborating again. Denis will direct Pattinson in The Stars at Noon. A24 just picked up the North American rights for the film based on the Denis Johnson novel of the same name.

Deadlinestates the film, set in Nicaragua in 1984, “is a story of passion, fear, and betrayal told in the voice of an American woman whose mission in Central America is as shadowy as her surroundings. Is she a reporter for an American magazine as she sometimes claims, or a contact person for Eyes of Peace? And who is the rough English businessman with whom she becomes involved?”

Margaret Qualley is also set to star in the film opposite Pattinson. Qualley is about to become the next A-list actress, mark my words.

Family Jewels

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton are having a The First Wives Club reunion. The three actresses are reuniting for Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy.

Deadline reports the New Republic film follows Hawn, Midler and Keaton’s characters as they “are forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to drops dead in a New York City department store.”

Production is slated to start later this year.

Kill Switch

Collider is reporting that Jon Hamm, Sebastian Stan, and Cedric the Entertainer are in talks to join Steven Soderbergh‘s new film Kill Switch. The film is described as a 1950s-set crime drama that “follows three criminals who carry out a home invasion. They later have to wonder if they’ve been betrayed when the job goes wrong.”

Stan is rumored to join Don Cheadle as one of the criminals. Hamm would play a cop. Kill Switch is expected to shoot this summer.

That’s a lot of various casting information to take in. Which film sounds the most interesting or has the best cast so far?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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