Casting Roundup: Phillippe talks CAPTAIN AMERICA, Seyfried joins ALBERT NOBB, Bettany joins THE TOURIST, Moore and Stewart go to the BACKWOODS
Ryan Phillippe confirms he is up for the role of Captain America, and it's something he wants to do. When asked if he was interested in the role at SXSW he responded by saying, "Yeah, I would. My son would looove it. HE's six-years-old. I'm really into it. We'll see what happens, but yeah, it'd be fun." When he was asked how close he was to getting the role he responded with, "Keep checking the web, I guess." So I guess just keeping checking back here for more details because we'll get them to ya.
Amanda Seyfried and Jonathan Rhys Meyers have joined the cast of Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobb. Glenn Close will reprise her award-winning stage role as a woman who must pass as a man to survive life in 19th century Ireland. Close also adapted the script from the short story by Irish author George Moore with author John Banville. Seyfried and Rhys Meyer will join Michael Gambon, Orlando Bloom and Janet McTeer who have already been cast. The film will shoot this June in Dublin.
Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell have joined Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's romantic thriller The Tourist, which is shooting in Venice, Italy. The Columbia Pictures release revolves around Frank (Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Frank pursues a potential romance but soon finds himself the pursued as he and Elise are caught in a whirlwind of intrigue and danger.
Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart have been cast to co-star in a film called Backwoods. There really isn't much to go off of other than the story concerns the end of the world. The movie is being directed by Moore's husband Bart Freundlich, who's only directed a few small movies and a few episodes of Californication. The movie will most likely start shooting in June.