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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• James Franco continues to provide evidence that he lives in a world where there are more than 24 hours in a day. According to Deadline, the crazy busy thespian has added "The Grace That Keeps This World" to his insane schedule, a family drama co-starring Brit Marling and Glenn Close that follows a father and his sons as they prepare for the upcoming hunting season.
• Michelle Williams, whom we haven't seen on the big screen since "My Week With Marilyn," is in talks to star in "Suite Francaise" for English director Saul Dibb ("The Duchess"). Williams would be playing, according to Variety, "a spirited young woman in occupied France who falls for a German officer and must choose between love and her country." She'll probably find a way to choose both.
• The con is on with Ben Affleck! Deadline reports that the "Argo" man is in talks to star in "Focus," the tale of a grifter who falls in love with a female up-and-comer — a recipe for heartbreak when one's in the business of cheating and lying. Get More »
With his good looks and Denzel Washington-like swagger, Nate Parker, 32, is quickly becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood.
He burst onto the scene in 2007 with Washington's directorial debut "The Great Debaters," but this year has been his coming-out party as he starred as a Tuskegee Airman in "Red Tails," played a bad-ass drug dealer in Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" and now trades barbs with Richard Gere in the white-collar thriller "Arbitrage" (opening Friday). Get More »
Spike Lee's American version of Park Chan-wook's gritty payback thriller, "Oldboy," has been busy lining up quite the impressive cast. Now, he's nabbed another rising star: "Red Hook Summer" lead Nate Parker.
In an interview with Parker about his upcoming indie, "Arbitrage" (in theaters Sept. 21), the actor confirmed the casting rumors to NextMovie, though he wouldn't comment on previous reports that he'll be playing a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's character. Get More »
It must be Fall! School's finally in session, the weather is getting ever slightly cooler and the offerings at your local movie theater change from big-budget popcorn fare to serious potential award winners.
This autumn the studios have a wide array of noteworthy films to put on your must-see list, from art-house Oscar contenders to teen ensembles and much-anticipated literary and musical adaptations.
We're celebrating the start of Fall with 15 actors who are going to blow audiences away this season. Some have been around for a few years but have yet to break out and others are lucky enough to have their first major roles in buzzworthy movies.