In short casting news: Ray Stevenson has joined Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Theo James and Maggie Q in DIVERGENT fantasy film set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Historical epic POMPEII has cast Jessica Lucas who will join Kit Harrington, Emily Browning and Keifer Sutherland in a love story between a slave and a slavemaster's daughter. Lucas will play Emily Browning's slave and a confidante. MATRIX star Carrie Anne Moss has also joined the epic film and will play Emily Browning's mother. Meanwhile, Disney has bought a script for LABYRINTH, which follows the journey of the mythical princess who must enter the complex and dangerous Labyrinth to save her father.
In television news today, BBC reports that they have found their lead star for THE WHALE drama! Jonas Armstrong, who played the title role in BBC's famous epic series ROBIN HOOD and whom we missed a lot, will lead the cast in the 90 minute television film which follows the ill-fated voyage of the famous The Essex ship which inspired the events in MOBY DICK novel after one of the survivors of the Essex shipwreck described his experiences in great detail giving Herman Melville material for his MOBY DICK story! Armstrong will play First Mate Owen Chase alongside Adam Rayner (Hunted), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas) and Joe Armstrong (The Village). At the emotional heart of the drama is orphan Nickerson's (newcomer Charles Furness) coming of-age story where he meets three powerful male role models in the captain, the first mate, and a steward. As the narrative develops his views on what makes a man switches dramatically as he sees how these role models respond under some of life's most extreme pressures.
NEW LONE RANGER POSTERS
You can also check out character posters for this year's western comedy adventure THE LONE RANGER showing Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as their characters - Texas Ranger John Reid and his
sidekick Tonto. Directed by Gore Verbinski, this big-budget action movie shows how the Texas Ranger is transformed into the masked vigilante by his trusted sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp), as they bring their own form of justice to the Old West. The film is out this July! You can also see Helena Bonham Carter poster from the film over at HOLLYWOOD SPY FACEBOOK PAGE!