MGM Studios and Paramount Pictures in association with Rat Entertainment, Film 44, and Radical Pictures are in pre-production on the major feature film “Hercules: The Thracian Wars“. Filming is set to commence in early 2013, and the shooting location will be in New Zealand. The movie is based on the Radical Comics graphic novel of the same name written by Steve Moore. Casting for the film’s main stars will take place in Los Angeles and New York, with additional casting in Wellington, New Zealand. The photo-doubles and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be cast in New Zealand, as well as the extras.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in association with Columbia Pictures and Strike Entertainment are in pre-production on the reboot of the 1987 Orion Pictures science fiction action film “RoboCop”. Casting for the film’s lead roles has been taking place in Los Angeles, and additional casting for supporting and day player roles are being cast in Toronto, Canada where filming is set to begin on September 5, 2012. All of the extras will be hired in Ontario throughout production which is scheduled to continue through January 11, 2013.
New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films are currently in production on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”. Shooting has wrapped on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“, and the extras casting directors are hiring new general background actors throughout filming on “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”, which will continue into June, 2012. Those interested must be located in the Wellington area and must be available to work with 12-hours notice.
The VP of casting for Warner Bros. Television in New York is currently conducting general auditions for teen girls to contend for series regulars on various upcoming Warner Bros. Television pilots.
Richard Jenkins (with Julia Roberts above) is in talks to co-star as an Orphanage Nun
Now that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved MGM‘s financial-reorganization plan, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has taken over production on the Farrelly Brothers feature film “The Three Stooges”. Auditions for the film will begin in January, 2011 and shooting is scheduled for a March 14, 2011 start date in Atlanta, GA.
Olga Kurylenko will likely reprise her role as Camille
James Bond 007 insiders are saying that production should start on the next installment of the film series towards the middle of next year. The current working title is “Bond 23” – named for the 23rd film is the series. The British newspapers also indicate Bond 23 is now casting.