Over the last few days there’s been a lot of interesting film casting going on so let’s review:
Captain America gains Neal McDonough who will take on the part of Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader “Dum Dum” Dugan. Nah, he’s not an overweight, rowdy red-head with a bushy mustache but he will be one of the Howling Commandos. McDonough is familiar to fans from SyFy’s Tin Man miniseries and Desperate Housewives.
The Avengers appears ready to add Jeremy Renner in the role of Clint Barton, Hawkeye. The actor/musician was nominated for Best Actor for his work in 2009’s The Hurt Locker.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is ready to welcome aboard Stephen Graham (Snatch) as Scram, described by Variety as “a Machiavellian pirate”. He and Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) go in search of the fountain of youth, bringing them to America for the first time, in the fourth installment of the film series, due out next May.
Our love for Kick-Ass’ Chloe Moretz is unrivaled and while we await her turn, later this year, as the vampire in the American remake of Let the Right One In, she has just signed on to star in Hick, described by Variety as a “coming-of-age indie drama”. The movie will adapt Andrea Portes’ novel with Portes handling the screenplay. Set in Nebraska, Moretz runs away from her alcoholic and abusive parents only to discover life on the road is no better. Directed by Derick Martini, shooting in New Mexico will begin later this year
We talked recently of how Daniel Craig has time on his hands now that MGM’s pending future has stalled work on the 23rd James Bond film. He’s now in talks with Sony to take on the role of Michael Blomkvist in the American adaptation of Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. With David Fincher on board to direct, A-list actresses are all clamoring for the tasty role of Lisbeth Salander. Shooting is expected to begin later this year for a 2011 release.