Bryan Singer once again has used Twitter to announce a casting for the new X-Men movie. Fox confirmed that Evan Peters will play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which is now in production for a July 2014 bow. “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver“, Singer wrote today. According to X-Men comic mythology, Quicksilver is the son of Magneto (Michael Fassbender/Ian McKellen) and is sometimes a good guy, sometimes a bad one. Singer has used the social network to say that most of the original X-Men cast is back for this one including Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Hugh Jackman, McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry. Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage and Fan Bingbing are also aboard alongside James McAvoy and Fassbender.
EXCLUSIVE: American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters and Not Fade Away‘s Bella Heathcote are set to star in The Preppie Connection, the next film by The War Within helmer Joe Castelo. Based on a true story, The Preppie Connection chronicles the exploits of a group of Choate private school students who ran a drug distribution operation in the early 1980s. The story centers on Toby, the lower-class scholarship student, who uses his street cred and access to drugs to make friends with the popular kids, eventually allowing him to cultivate a drug trafficking network. Toby gets in far over his head as he leads his friends into the dangerous world of Colombian drug cartels.
UPDATED: American Horror Story co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy lifted the veil a bit on the upcoming third installment of the FX horror series. At a screening of the season finale tonight, he confirmed that the storyline in season three will be a romance set in modern times, and that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will join star Jessica Lange on the next cycle. All three appeared both in American Horror: Asylum, whose finale airs next Wednesday, and the original American Horror Story.
EXCLUSIVE: Evan Peters (American Horror Story, Kick-Ass) and Juno Temple (Atonement, The Dark Knight Rises) will star in director Tony Aloupis’ feature debut Truck Stop. The 1970′s-set coming-of-age drama, written by Aloupis, centers around an unlikely friendship between a high-schooler with cerebral palsy (Peters) and a troubled runaway with a dark past (Temple). The film, shooting in Los Angeles, is being financed and produced via The Hacienda Film Company’s Cory Neal and Andrew Mysko alongside Aloupis Productions’ Joe Kreig. Bernie Gewissler will also produce. Peters who recently worked on Scott Coffey’s Adult World is repped by CAA. Temple’s recent work includes The Three Musketeers, Killer Joe and Small Apartments. She is repped by UTA and Troika.
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UPDATED: Three more American Horror cast members from Season 1, regular Evan Peters and recurring Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, will return for the anthology series’ second season as regulars. They will join Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto, all playing new characters in a new setting at a East Coast institution. AHS co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy made the announcement during the show’s PaleyFest panel, held at the packed Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. “We don’t want to talk about it too much, we’re still writing, anybody could pop up at any time,” he said. He didn’t want to elaborate on the returning actors’ new characters, saying only that “everyone is playing the opposite of what they played before.” As for the second season as a whole, “The only real rule on this show is no werewolves and no vampires,” Murphy quipped.
EXCLUSIVE: John Cusack and Evan Peters have joined Emma Roberts in Adult World, a film that has just begun production in upstate New York through TreeHouse Pictures and Anonymous Content. Scott Coffey (Elle Parker) directs from the script by Andrew Cochran. “Adult World examines the contemporary state of post-graduate life in America,” said TreeHouse Pictures president Justin Nappi. “This is a smart satirical comedy that will resonate with a lot of people.”