Production is still to get underway on Warner Bros. Pictures long-gestured The Seventh Son, yet they continue to cast away. With hopes of going behind the camera this April, “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington is in final negotiations to join the cast of Warners and Legendary Pictures’ exorcism flick, says Variety.
He joins a cast that already includes Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander with Sergey Bodrov helming.
Formerly known as “The Spook’s Apprentice,” tale is adapted from Joseph Delaney’s young adult series about a teen who’s the seventh son of a seventh son, and learns about wizardry from a forbidding spook.
Harington will play the former apprentice of Bridges’ character.
Bodrov is producing “Seventh Son,” along with Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Lionel Wigram. Jon Jashni and former Legendary exec Alysia Cotter will exec produce.
Matt Greenberg penned the script. WB hopes to get this in theaters by February 15, 2012. READ MORE
Update #2: Deadline adds that Mike O’Malley, who is a series regular on “Glee” has just been cast, while THR adds that James Hong, the veteran Asian-American actor who has appeared in cult classics such as Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China has also been added to the list of stars lining up Universal’s supernatural comedy. R.I.P.D.
Add Marisa Miller‘s (pictured inside) name of recent Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated models that are slinking into acting. Miller, who was a Victoria’s Secret Angels and 2008 SI Swimsuit cover girl, has inked a deal to join the cast of R.I.P.D., Universal’s supernatural action movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, writes Heat Vision.
The project marks the feature debut for Miller, who has appeared in episodes of “Entourage,” “Gary Unmarried,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
Robert Schwentke is directing the project, which follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.
Bridges is playing Reynolds’ ghostly partner and Miller will be his human avatar, the form humans see when Bridges’ character is in his earthly form.
Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak are also in the cast.
Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”) is in negotiations to round out the cast of Universal’s R.I.P.D., reports Variety.
The pic already stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Stephanie Szostak.
Robert Schwentke is directing the pic, based on the graphic novel series by Peter Lenkov.
“The original story was about a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department. He then tries to find the man who murdered him.”
Parker would play the woman overseeing the division who explains to Reynolds’ character what has happened when he dies.
Uni opes to get into theaters June 28, 2013.
Up-and-coming actress Stephanie Szostak (The Devil Wears Prada, Dinner for Schmucks) is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Ryan Reynolds in Universal’s supernatural action movie RIPD based on the Dark Horse comic, reports Heat Vision.
Robert Schwentke is directing the project, which “follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.” Jeff Bridges is playing Reynolds’ ghostly partner. Kevin Bacon also stars.
Szostak will play Reynolds’ wife who can sense that he is still around and to whom he is trying to communicate with in regards to his murder.
The movie is eying a September start in Boston with a June 28, 2013 release slated.
Hot off the heels of his villainess role in X-Men: First Class, star Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class , Death Sentence) is in final negotiations to play the baddy in Universal’s R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds, reports Variety. The supernatural pic will be directed by Robert Schwentke and also stars Jeff Bridges.
Based on the comicbook series by Peter Lenkov, “the story follows a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department. He then tries to find the man who murdered him.”
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi adapted the script with Neil H. Moritz, Mike Richardson, Ryan Reynolds and Jonathon Komack Martin producing through Dark Horse Entertainment, Original Film and Dark Trick Films.
With Ryan Reynolds obligated to take on Green Lantern sequels if the upcoming adaptation does well, co-star Zack Galifianakis exited Robert Schwentke’s supernatural comedy R.I.P.D. due to potential scheduling conflicts.
But now it appears like Universal is looking to replace him with one of everyone’s favorite actors – Jeff Bridges – in the role of Roy Powell, a gunslinger who’s been dead for a couple of hundred years.
Negotiations are currently happening and if he ended up signing on, it could breath new life into my enthusiasm for the film.
Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that Julianne Moore (Shelter, Hannibal) has been cast alongside Jeff Bridges in The Seventh Son, Warner Bros. Pictures second attempt this decade at an exorcism movie. Moore will play “Mother Malkin,” the most sinister of witches who uses blood magic. Bridges was previously cast as Exorcist Master Gregory, aka “The Spook”.
Sergei Bodrov (Nomad, Mongol, Yakuza Girl) is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein.
Offers were originally out to Beastly star Alex Pettyfer and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, who won’t be joining now that she’s off to star in Lionsgate’s Hunger Games. Neither will Pettyfer.
Pettyfer was originally offered the role of “Tom Ward”, a young boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700′s and must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches, and bind boggarts. Trouble begins when he’s tricked into releasing the most evil witch in the world.
The Seventh Son was formerly known as The Spook’s Apprentice and is part of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s young adult series “The Last Apprentice.” It is based on the first book in the trilogy “The Wardstone Chronicles.”
Production begins September 13 in Vancouver, with Legendary Pictures producing.
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