Biz Break: Iron Man 3, Woody Allen Casting; CAA Powered Out
Scan the latest from a busy Monday news day in Movieline's newly minted Biz Break. Following this morning's edition of the new column is a slew of casting news from Iron Man 3 to Woody Allen's next project, while the folks at CAA caught a surprise break from the office today thanks to a power outage.
Robert Downey Jr. Chats Iron Man 3 Casting and more
Now that The Avengers is about to finally get its U.S. release, Iron Man 3 is next on Marvel's slate. Downey said of casting rumors regarding Ben Kingsley: to Screenrant, "Sometimes you have to call for a good old fashioned British invasion."
Iron Man 3 Targets Jessica Chastain for Starring Role
Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain is back in the mix to play a starring role opposite Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3. The role is a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark, Deadline reports.
Sally Hawkins Eyes Woody Allen's Next Pic
The British actress starred in Allen's Cassandra's Dream and is in talks to play one of the female leads in his next movie, shooting in San Francisco and New York. Variety reports Allen is considering Cate Blanchett for the other lead.
Isabelle Huppert Joins Dead Man Down
Huppert will join Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper in the thriller. Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev (who directed the original version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct, Deadline reports.
CAA Has a Power Outage
A power outage of the electrical sort hit the Century City offices of CAA today, closing the building. CAA agents and execs were reportedly working "Off-site" today, according to THR.
Jennifer Caserta Named IFC President & GM
As expected, AMC Networks has promoted Jennifer Caserta to IFC president and general manager. She succeeds IFC TV and Sundance Channel president Evan Shapiro, who recently left the company to become president of Participant Television, Deadline reports.
Dark Shadows Soundtrack to Feature '70s Hits from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, T. Rex
Also joining the soundtrack available May 8 (the film opens in theaters May 11) are tunes from The Moody Blues, Danny Elfman and even The Carpenters. HitFix reports.
Rihanna Bags Villain Role in Sequel
She’ll play the villain in the sixth installment of The Fast and the Furious. Rihanna will be driving supercars alongside the likes of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, as the series continues its world tour of exotic locations, The Sun reports.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Skarsgaard Welcome Daughter
The acting pair are now the parents of their second baby girl, a rep for Gyllenhaal told Us Weekly. The newborn, Gloria Ray, joins the family along with big sister, Ramona, 5.
Taylor Kitsch Jokes He's Overrated and Talks Up Battleship at CinemaCon
Taking to the mic at a CinemaCon press conference, the actor drew some laughs joking he's overrated. Turning somewhat serious, he said he hopes he'll never get used to the big studio effects and talks up Oliver Stone. Latino Review provides video.