Casting Call: Matthew Macfadyen Joins Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA, Patricia Arquette Signs on to GLUTTON, and Adhir Kalyan Joins Indie SAMARITAN
by Adam Chitwood Posted: June 3rd, 2011
We’ve got a few casting stories for you today. First up, Matthew Macfadyen (The Three Musketeers) has joined the cast of director Joe Wright’s (Hanna) adaptation of Anna Karenina. The Daily Mail (via Dark Horizons) reports that Macfadyen replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Oblonsky in the film version of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tragic love story. In addition to Macfadyen, Olivia Williams, Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Risebourough have joined the cast as well. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Kelly Macdonald are set to star in the Tom Stoppard-scripted (Shakespeare in Love) flick. Filming is set to begin this fall.
Next up, Patricia Arquette has joined the cast of brother David’s directing vehicle Glutton. The psychological thriller stars Abraham Benrubi (ER) as a 1,200 pound bedridden man. Arquette and Kacey Barnfield play the two female leads in the 3D flick. Variety reports that Arquette will play the man’s sister, while Barnfield will take on the role of a blind neighbor. Hit the jump for the casting of Adhir Kalyan in the indie film Samaritan as well as a synopsis of the book Anna Karenina. http://collider.com/matthew-macfadyen-anna-karenina-patricia-arquette-glutton/94647/
First Trailer for THE VOW Starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum
by Adam Chitwood Posted: June 3rd, 2011The first trailer for director Michael Sucsy’s (Grey Gardens) drama The Vow has gone online. Starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, the film was inspired by a true story and centers on a young woman (McAdams) who loses all recent memory in a car accident and struggles to rebuild her identity, while her husband (Tatum) tries to win her heart for the second time. Surprisingly, this is not based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Judging from the trailer, the flick looks like it’s better than it has to be. McAdams is a fine actress, and Sucsy’s work on HBO’s Grey Gardens was fantastic. Tatum’s been trying to work his way into more dramatic fare (both in acting and producing), but I’m still not sold on him as a serious actor. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for yourself. The Vow hits theaters February 10th, 2012. http://collider.com/the-vow-movie-trailer/94638/