Thursday, March 26, 2015

Film London Short Film Casting Call


Monday, March 23, 2015

Peculiar Children casting news

Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.

Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, the amazing strong girl of Swansea. Pixie (represented by The Sylvia Young Agency), already has an impressive screen CV, appearing in The Secret of Crickley Hall, The White Queen, Nativity 2, Esio Trot and most recently Channel 4's Humans.

11 year old Georgia Pemberton from London (represented by BWH) plays Fiona Frauenfeld. This is Georgia's screen debut, after West End musical roles in Matilda, Les Miserables and Gypsy.

Scottish actor Finlay MacMillan (represented by BWH) plays "Dead Raiser" Enoch O'Connor. Finlay has previously had roles in Waterloo Road and River City.

12 year old Milo Parker (represented by BWH) who played Conner in sci-fi action adventure Our Robot Overlords, and will soon be seen opposite Ian McKellen in Mr Holmes, will play Hugh Apiston.

Lauren McCrostie (represented by United Agents) from London, who can be seen in Carol Morley's The Falling, plays Olive.

Seven year old Raffiella Chapman (represented by Curtis Brown), from East Sussex, who played Lucy Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is Claire Densmore.

12 year old Cameron King from Oxford, who appeared in CBBC's Hank Zipzer plays Millard, and Hayden Keeler-Stone from Essex, is set to play Horace Somusson, the 'follower of fashion'.

15 year old Louis Davison (son of Doctor Who actor Peter Davison) has been cast as Victor. Louis made his professional theatrical acting debut aged 14, playing Prince Edward in the 2014 Trafalgar Studios stage production of Richard III.

Based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs, the screenplay has been written by Jane Goldman.

The film also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, with appearances by Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will film in Florida before moving to locations in the United Kingdom and in Belgium, and is set for a theatrical release of March 4th 2016.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 5th Wave

Following in the footsteps of Jamie Blackley , and starring opposite Chloe Moretz as her love interest in a new film adaptation of a young-adult novel, is another young British actor Alex Roe.

24 year old Alex plays Evan Walker in The 5th Wave, which has recently wrapped filming. Alex (represented in the UK by AIM), started acting as a child when he landed the lead role of Jay in one of CITV's last original drama series The Fugitives. and went on to star in the second and third series BBC Switch's popular teen drama The Cut. He has recently filmed a couple of American pilots including ABC Family's tennis drama Unstrung.

Directed by The Disappearance of Alice Creed's J Blakeson, with a script by Susannah Grant adapted from Rick Yancy’s novel, The 5th Wave is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks on the Earth. The evil extra-terrestrials have been slowly winnowing down defences with a series of attacks that leave our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.

Chloe Moretz plays 16 year old Cassie Sullivan, a young woman hoping to rescue her brother who figures that her safest bet is to travel alone. Until, that is, she meets the beguiling Evan Walker, who could very well be her last hope. But can she trust him?

Alex has also just been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s Rings, the third installment the horror franchise based on the popular Japanese horror film Ringu, remade in 2002 as The Ring.

The 5th Wave is due to be released in January 2016 and could be the first in a new Young Adult franchise.

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