EXCLUSIVE: Abbie Cornish has been cast in the female lead role of Betty in Fellini Black And White. Betty is the beautiful veterinarian that Fellini falls in love with when he comes to Los Angeles for the Oscars in 1957 and wins Best Picture for Nights Of Cabiria. The Henry Bromell-directed film also stars William H. Macy, Terrence Howard, Peter Dinklage, Brazilian star Wagner Moura, who’ll play the iconic director, and Nina Arianda, who signed on recently to play Italian film star Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife. Andrew Lazar is producer and Bromell wrote the script.
Cornish next stars in Robocop, playing the wife of the title character (Joel Kinnaman). She also plays a supporting role in Martin McDonagh’s The Seven Psychopaths. She’s repped by WME and Untitled.
MGM is moving quickly on its Robocop remake. Abbie Cornish has been offered the female lead in the Jose Padilha-directed remake of the Paul Verhoeven-directed original. The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman has been set to play the title character, a cop … Read More »
The Tribeca Film Festival, which opens tonight with Universal’s The Five-Year Engagement in New York City, has never had the reputation of being a launching pad for films with much awards or Oscar potential, and with good reason. Coming in mid-April … Read More »
WME has signed Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who began taking meetings with the major agencies over the past two weeks. Cornish just finished filming Seven Pychopaths, directed by Martin McDonagh with Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson. Cornish will next appear … Read More »
Presenting the Weinstein Company’s first official trailer for Madonna’s W.E. She directed and co-wrote with Alek Keshisian the drama about the historic romance between Wallis Simpson and Britain’s Prince Edward which is intertwined with a contemporary love story. It stars Abbie Cornish, Richard Coyle, James D’Arcy, Oscar Isaac, Annabelle Wallis … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Ruth Wilson is in negotiations to play the female lead in Disney’s Lone Ranger, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film that stars Armie Hammer as the Masked Man and Johnny Depp as Tonto. Details of her role are sketchy, but it … Read More »
Despite the laughable claim of exclusivity just now by another outlet, I can report that Deadline’s March 19 scoop about Oliver Stone’s Savages heading to Universal is getting closer, but it’s not closed yet. They are now in exclusive … Read More »
20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have just about completed meetings with actresses to find the Ripley-like heroine for the 3D Alien prequel. I’m told that, so far, Scott’s favorite is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi … Read More »