Their Finest Hour and a Half
Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”) and Lily James (“Cinderella”) are circling the lead roles in “An Education” director Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest Hour and a Half” for BBC Films.
Based on Lissa Evans’ 2009 novel, the story follows a WW2 British movie crew trying to boost morale in the wake of the London Blitz. Gabby Chiappe (“Shetland,” “The Paradise”) is penning the script. Shooting is scheduled to take place in summer 2015. [Source: Deadline]
Ricki and the Flash
Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) is set to play the estranged son of Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed, Diablo Cody-penned “Ricki and the Flash”. Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield also star.
Streep plays a woman chasing her dreams of being a rock star, which resulted in losing her family. Now a grocery store clerk, she gets one final shot at fulfilling her rock and roll destiny. [Source: Deadline]
Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Horatio Sanz have all joined the cast of James Franco’s “Zeroville” which is currently shooting in Los Angeles. Paul Felton and Ian Olds adapted the script from Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel.
Franco is directing and stars as a naive loner in the 1970s who is drawn to the film business. He is soon mistaken for a Manson family member and gets hired as a film editor. Jacki Weaver is also onboard. [Source: Deadline]
Noah Segan (“Looper”) has scored a role opposite Luke Goss, Mickey Rourke, and Dolph Lundgren in Ryan Little’s currently-filming WWII actioner “War Pigs”. The story tracks a ragtag band of Army misfits tasked with killing Nazis behind enemy lines.
Segan plays Sergeant August Chambers, whose band of soldiers fall under the command of a dishonored Captain (Goss) and a French Foreign Legionnaire (Lundgren). [Source: Deadline]