Hollywood Casting News: Tron 2, Twilight, Machete and More

Mila KunisWhat’s going on in the wondrous world of Hollywood this week? Here are a few people that have desperately found jobs, having been unemployed for what seems like forever…

Michael Sheen, the lovable David Frost, will be playing what is rumored to be a villain in the upcoming Tron: Legacy.

Bryce Dallas Howard brings some more legitimacy to the Twilight franchise by signing on to replace Rachel Lefevre as Victoria in Eclipse, the third film. Considering that Victoria is the main villain in the story, it’s no surprise that Summit wanted to go with someone who is a little more well known.

Pretty Amanda Crew (The Haunting in Connecticut) will star alongside Zac Efron in the supernatural romantic drama The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. She’ll play the love interest, but whether she’s dead or alive is another matter.

Charlize Theron comes out of hiding to star in the satirical Florence of Araba, about a woman who fights for equal rights after her friend is executed shortly after marrying a Middle East prince.

Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Gellar and Rob Riggle, meanwhile, have all decided that Going the Distance is the way to go. The movie stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Jason Sudeikis.

Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall will meet up with Ben Affleck in The Town, a romantic crime thriller that Affleck is also directing. The movie is an adaptation of the novel “Prince of Thieves,” written by Chuck Hogan. No word on why the title was made so boring, other than to avoid conflict with Robin Hood.

Sexy Mila Kunis will co-star with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky. That’s a pair I’d like to see… Nevermind.

In other news, Josh Brolin will play the villain in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel Money Never Sleeps. He comes in after Javier Bardem turned down the role.

And lastly, rumors have it that Steven Seagal may play a part in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, based on the fictional Grindhouse movie trailer. It’s about time for a Seagal comeback!

By Erik Samdahl
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