Natalie Portman Set to Play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Biopic

The divine genius of Hollywood strikes again: Natalie Portman (Thor; No Strings Attached) will play Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex. Deadline Hollywood has described the project as “classy,” and says that it’ll track Ginsburg’s various struggles for equality throughout the course… » 5/08/15 6:50pm 5/08/15 6:50pm

Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Villainous Shere Khan in The Jungle Book

It's a rare day that I get to say "Oh, my god, what perfect casting" and mean it, which is why I plan to savor this upcoming moment: Warner Brothers has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan in their upcoming Jungle Book adaptation. Oh, my god, WHAT PERFECT CASTING. » 8/19/14 5:30pm 8/19/14 5:30pm

Casting Director Reveals the Depressing Way Hollywood Sees Women

Fast Company has a profile on Allison Jones, the woman behind the idiosyncratic casting behind all of those Michael Shur shows and Judd Apatow movies. If you haven't heard of her before, she's the one responsible for finding McLovin' for Superbad, and more recently getting Timothy Simons a regular role on Veep as… » 1/27/14 7:15pm 1/27/14 7:15pm

Bryce Dallas Howard Will Be Lead Dino Wrangler in Jurassic Park Sequel

The thing I love most about the long-rumored Jurassic Park sequel/reboot/remake/relaunch/question-mark?!?!?!!?—which has now apparently been dubbed Jurassic World—is that I KEEP FORGETTING ABOUT ITS EXISTENCE. And then it's like dinosaur Christmas over and over again every time a new piece of info hatches under the… » 11/07/13 6:15pm 11/07/13 6:15pm