Here are some new casting deals as well as rumors circling around Hollywood
Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in biopic film.
Emile Hirsch has been cast as John Belushi in a long-gestured biopic about the actor. After several actors being thrown around (such as Joaquin Phoenix), Hirsch landed the role. It has been rumored that "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips may direct the biopic.
We don't know which or all of Belushi's career will be involved in the film, we don't really even have a title yet. However, the casting of Emile Hirsch satisfies me. Hirsch is a terrific actor, he's a man who is no stranger to playing real-life people either. (Look at "Into The Wild" and "Milk.") I can't wait to see how the rest of this progresses.
ITS OFFICIAL: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron
A few months back, I posted on this very column about how Aaron Taylor-Johnson was rumored to be Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Now its official, Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be Quicksilver. Taylor-Johnson is nobody new in the superhero arena, as he has played Kick-Ass in both the original adaptation and sequel in the film franchise.
I like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, however he isn't at all who I pictured for the role. Quicksilver is a speedster mutant who is one of two children of Magneto in the Marvel comics. I wrote back in May how Disney/Marvel will not be able to mention mutants or Magneto, so it will be interesting how Avengers director Joss Whedon will update Quicksilver and his sister Scarlet Witch (who will be played by Elizabeth Olsen.) Either way, I am intrigued more than anything.
In Other news:
Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who played The Huntsman in televisions' "Once Upon A Time" has replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey for the adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey." I am still not that invested in the movie, but its good news they found a good replacement.