• Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Orange Is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne are set to join the ensemble cast of Michael Showalter‘s Hello, My Name is Doris. Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) have also boarded the comedy, which stars Sally Field as a woman who, in the wake of her mother’s death, decides to pursue a co-worker (Max Greenfield) and discover the local hipster scene. [The Wrap] READ FULL STORY
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By the time Jurassic World opens in theaters one year from today, June 12, 2015, some people might have a hard time remembering Andy Dwyer. Chris Pratt’s adorably dense Parks and Recreation character made him a star, but with Guardians of the Galaxy set to launch on Aug. 1, Pratt is positioned for big-screen stardom. Just check out the first hunky photo of him from Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow’s sequel, which picks up the story 22 years after the original blockbuster. Pratt plays a scientist conducting behavioral research on raptors, but said scientist isn’t wearing his white lab-coat when he takes his motorbike out for a spin. Is it me, or does he resemble a young Robert Shaw?
In one of the other two photos (below), which The A.V. Club first posted, Bryce Dallas Howard looks calm and collected as she faces Pratt’s rugged scientist. It’s unclear exactly who Howard is playing, but judging by her hair, dress, and demeanor, I’m guessing her character is cold, calculating, and possibly morally compromised. And of course, there are also scared children to dangle in front of the dinos, like goats for the audience at feeding time. READ FULL STORY
In 2014, big-budgeted movie productions live under constant fear of unauthorized leaks: camera-phone set photos that reveal a mysterious new villain, pirated footage, and Wikileaks-level plot descriptions that pop up on the Internet. One preventative strategy is complete radio silence, the kind of omerta that director Christopher Nolan demands on his films, like this fall’s Interstellar. Then there’s Colin Trevorrow, the director of the 2015 Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World. His approach to the Internet spoilers that broke last week was to engage with a journalist, lament that unfortunate development, and then confirm and clarify the details. Um, thank you?
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• Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has a small part in William Monahan‘s Mojave, about a depressed, suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who takes to the desert where he has a run-in with a homicidal drifter/doppelgänger (Oscar Isaac). Oscar winner Monahan wrote The Departed and The Gambler (upcoming), both of which feature Wahlberg. The specifics of Wahlberg’s Mojave role were not disclosed. [Collider] READ FULL STORY
Jurassic World, Universal’s highly anticipated new installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, has just added a new castmember: Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black) will play the villain in the film.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and due June 12, 2015, World also stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Park and The Lost World director Steven Spielberg is also on board as a producer.
Casting Net: Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington back for 'Avatar' sequels; Plus, Michael Pena for 'Ant-Man', more
• Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington have finalized deals to reprise their roles as Neytiri and Jake Sully in the three upcoming Avatar sequels for director James Cameron. News of their “expected” return was first reported in August. Stephen Lang is also returning as Marine Colonel Quaritch. The three follow ups will be shot back to back and are rolling out to theaters in December of 2016, 2017, and 2018. [THR]
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Casting Net: Lee Pace boards Lance Armstrong pic; Plus, Chris Pratt in early talks for 'Jurassic World', more
• Lee Pace, who plays Thranduil in The Hobbit, has joined director Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie. Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) is set to play Armstrong in the movie, based on David Walsh’s book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong. Bridesmaids standout Chris O’Dowd will portray Walsh. Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) and Guillaume Canet (The Beach) also star. [The Wrap]
• One-time Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Milk) is reportedly in talks to star in Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the dinosaur franchise. Jurassic World has a release date (July 12, 2015), a director (Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow), a script in the works, and a few cast members (Bryce Dallas Howard and Iron Man 3‘s Ty Simpkins), but little else is known about the plot or the characters. Brolin has a number of projects scheduled for release this and next year, including Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, Spike Lee’s English-language remake of Oldboy, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. [Deadline]
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