Casting: Powell, Stenberg, Pena, Ulrich, Woodard

Casting Powell Stenberg Pena Ulrich Woodard

Time After Time
Roth/Kirschenbaum Films has acquired rights to Lisa Grunwald’s upcoming novel “Time After Time” with plans to turn it into a vehicle for “Set It Up” and “Hidden Figures” actor Glen Powell. Lauren Oliver (“Before I Fall”) will script.

The magical love story is set against the workings of Grand Central Terminal and the solar phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, which takes place when the sun rises and sets between the city’s skyscrapers aligning perfectly with the streets below. [Source: Deadline]

“The Hate U Give” star Amandla Stenberg is attached to join the remake of 1996 Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon-led young lovers but he’s a murderous creep thriller “Fear”. Oscar nominee Jonathan Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”) is writing the film while Brian Grazer is producing. [Source: Deadline]

Amblin Entertainment has announced that Skeet Ulrich (“Scream”) and Laura Harrier (“BlacKkKlansman”) have signed on to join the cast of the upcoming sci-fi drama “Bios” alongside Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones and Samira Wiley.

The story follows Finch (Hanks), the last man on Earth. An ailing inventor facing his own mortality, Finch builds a robot (Jones) to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become ‘human’ enough to take care of its charge, and the beloved pet to accept a new master. [Source: Coming Soon]

Tom & Jerry
Michael Pena will play the villain in the live-action/animated take on the classic cartoon “Tom & Jerry’ at Warner Bros. Pictures. Tim Story helms the film in which Chloe Grace Moretz stars as a new hire at an elegant Park Hotel where Jerry is staying. Worried for her job, she hires a broke alley cat, Tom, to get rid of the mouse. Pena plays the hotel’s deputy general manager. [Source: Deadline]

Alfre Woodard has signed on to play Kevin Hart’s mother-in-law in “Fatherhood,” the Sony Pictures film adaptation of Matt Logelin’s memoir “Two Kisses For Maddy”. Paul Weitz is directing the motion picture from a screenplay by Dana Stevens.

The story details a man’s life after his high school sweetheart, Liz, passed away after giving birth to their daughter Madeline. There was little time to grieve a life-shattering loss: his wife bore the brunt of their impending jump into parenting and suddenly he was the sole caretaker for a newborn daughter, his link to his beloved wife. [Source: Deadline]

Focus Features has announced that Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross are teaming up for the comedy :Covers” at Focus and Working Titles Films. The story follows the fast-paced Hollywood music scene and explores the talent and fame that exists there. Nisha Ganatra helms from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will serve as producers. [Source: Coming Soon]