Recent casting news had actor Richard Schiff (West Wing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) joining director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which seemed a little strange since the movie has already been shooting since August of last year. In an interview with I Am Rogue, Schiff revealed that he had actually been cast "over the summer" but is only now joining the production "for the last six weeks."
Reportedly, Schiff was cast as a character named Dr. Hamilton, which comic book fans instantly thought to be the DC Comics character Dr. Emil Hamilton, a genius-level inventor and former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs who has alternately been Superman's ally and enemy throughout the character's comic book history. Schiff played coy at first, and would not outright confirm that his character is the same Dr. Hamilton from the comic books.
more about Schiff's character >> Posted 01.14.12 by Ryan
I am not allowed to say but I will allow people to draw their own conclusions. They obviously have the same first and last name, so they can draw their own conclusions. I want to live up to the promise to not reveal anything I’m not allowed to reveal.
With the live-action, Americanized adaptation of Akira currently on hold while it awaits a new script, Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), the only actor that was confirmed for the movie, has found time for another project. Luckily for Hedlund, that project happens to be Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo).
Variety reports that Hedlund is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the movie, which is loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk, an American folk singer who was a part of the 1960s folk scene in Greenwich Village and was friends with Bob Dylan and other famed musicians. After his role in Country Strong, Hedlund has proved he can handle a musical role.
Hedlund joins a cast that includes Coen brothers regular John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink), Oscar Isaac (Sucker Punch), Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network). Production is set to start soon in New York. Riddick 3 adds bounty hunters; Superman gets help from West Wing alum >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan