Kristen Stewart Finds a New Boyfriend in Today's Top Casting Stories

Kristen Stewart Finds a New Boyfriend in Today's Top Casting Stories

Jul 26, 2012

— We interrupt your regularly scheduled gossip mongering about Kristen Stewart's love life to bring you news about an upcoming film. Shocking, we know. The actress has found her filmic love interest for Nick Cassavetes' Cali, which is being described as a gritty actioner that will "push the envelope on the public’s view of [Stewart's] wide-ranging abilities." Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer will side with Stewart's Mya as the couple hits the road after stealing cash from the production of a fake snuff film. The duo has to face "angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, [and] an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat" when they learn Mya's sister is in trouble. We've seen K-Stew in a few unlikely roles (The RunawaysSnow White), so is this one that unimaginable? [via The Film Stage]
 
 Saving Mr. Banks — in which Emma Thompson plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers — has added to its cast. Jason Schwartzman will appear as songwriter Richard Morton Sherman who is responsible for the earworms in the film version, as well as other songs like "It's a Small World." That's the tune heard throughout the Disney theme-park attraction, which completely traumatized us as children. Paul Giamatti will play Thompson's chauffeur, and Ruth Wilson will be Thompson's mother, appearing in flashbacks. We already know Tom Hanks is playing Walt Disney. The real-life figure spent 14 years trying to obtain film rights to Travers' character played by Julie Andrews in the 1964 classic. Although the film was a smash, the author was displeased with the animated sequences and the soundtrack and refused to sell the Mickey Mouse giant rights to her other works. The rocky history was detailed in 2006 biography Mary Poppins She Wrote. [via Variety]
 
Vince Vaughn playing a take-no-prisoners guy who possesses unparalleled combat training and world-culture knowledge? The Playlist says so. The comedic actor is taking a break from the funny and seemingly creating a more serious career path for himself after news linking the actor to several action-adventure projects hit the wire (Gunslingers, Lucky Strike). Vaughn's production banner just snatched up rights to Ridley Pearson's novel The Risk Agent, which would most likely find Vaughn playing John Knox. The character teams with a forensic accountant to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese national working for an American-owned company. Can you envision it?

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