Casting: Johnson, Franco, Macfadyen, Murray

“Kick Ass” star Aaron Johnson has been offered the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” reboot at Legendary Pictures.

Johnson reportedly wants to wait to read Frank Darabont’s upcoming rewrite before he makes a decision. [Source: Vulture]

21 Jump Street 2
Dave Franco says his character could return for at least a cameo in the proposed sequel to “21 Jump Street”.

I’ve heard little things… They claim I’ll be around. Who knows how much they can use me because I’m in jail at this point but I’m hoping they can find a creative way to have me be a pivotal part of the story.” [Source: Collider]

Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring and Noah Taylor will star in Ben Hopkins’ black comedy “Epic” which begins shooting mid-January in the Republic of Georgia.

The story follows a down-on-his-luck and mentally unstable indie filmmaker (Macfadyen) who is invited by the President of the Autonomous Republic of Karastan to helm an epic movie about the heroic 14th-century founder of the country. [Source: Variety]

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
Chad Michael Murray, Larry the Cable Guy, Tika Sumpter and Kathy Najimy have joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s latest film starring his female alter ego Madea. Shooting begins next week.

The story sees Madea getting coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. Their arrival, as the rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, prompts secrets to be revealed and old friendships test. [Source: THR]