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Casting News: Emma Stone, Scream 4 and More Greek Gods

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 24, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 24, 2010 |

Here’s some quick hits on some casting news on a few forthcoming projects. First up, as expected, the principals of the Scream franchise — Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and screenwriter Kevin Williamson — are all returning for the fourth film, which will be directed by Wes Craven. The movie is set a decade after Scream 3 and I guess a decade is long enough to collect a few more horror tropes to “satirize,” including torture porn, M. Night movies, PG-13 horror flicks, and even manga, as Kevin Williamson has promised. My main interest lies in what has happened to Neve Campbell over the last few years — I dug on her. She was never much of an actress, but damn: Those freckles made me special in my happy place.

Shooting begins in the spring, and a release date has been set for April 2011. (Source: Variety via Slashfilm)

In other news of the casting variety, Emma Stone is circling a project called The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about a black maid in 1960s Mississippi who breaks the code of conduct and speaks candidly about her experiences in a white Southern household. Stone will play a naive, Junior League type who ends up writing a book about the experiences of the African-American maids, which “alters destinies and life in the small southern town.”

Eh. It’d be nice to see Emma Stone try her hand at a more serious film. Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of the author, will adapt and direct. (Source: Variety)

Finally, Twilight’s Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) has joined the cast of the upcoming movie War of the Gods, alongside Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Henry Cavill. Lutz will play Poseidon in the movie, which follows Theseus (Cavill), a young warrior who leads his men into battle against immortal Greek gods.

Clash of the Titans hasn’t even opened yet and I’m already sick of these Greek God movies.

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