January 2017 Agency Moves, From Henry Cavill to Mel Gibson

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The Highlight Reel

  • Henry Cavill, aka Superman, has flown from CAA to WME. He should be a bigger movie star outside of the DCEU, and I’m sure that will be one of his new team’s goals at WME. Up next is Justice League and Netflix’s war drama Sand Castle.
  • CAA welcomed Mel Gibson with open arms now that he’s back being nominated for Oscars again thanks to Hacksaw Ridge. In fact, they just helped him snag an offer to join Mark Wahberg and Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home 2. Talk about striking while the iron’s hot! He’s also got The Professor and the Madman on the way with Sean Penn.
  • UTA signed two up-and-coming leading ladies in Claire Foy, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and The Good Wife/Hamilton actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, who also stars in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  • Sienna Miller has done a lot of strong supporting work in recent films like American Sniper, Foxcatcher and even Live by Night, but it’s been too long since she had a juicy part she could really sink her teeth into, like Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl. Here’s hoping her new reps at CAA figure out how to take her to the next level as a leading lady. Up next is a turn in The Lost City of Z.
  • CAA signed two of Hollywood’s most talented veteran actresses in Jessica Lange and Shirley MacLaine, but they’re also filling their stable with young talent they can develop, from Algee Smith (who stars in Kathryn Bigelow’s next film) to Amiah Miller, who co-stars in War for the Planet of the Apes.
  • The same can be said of WME with its signing of Ed Oxenbould, the young star of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, who will next be seen as the son of Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife.
  • Finally, Inkwell Management signed horror author Dean Koontz, whose all-ages fable Oddkins is begging to be developed by a major studio with a taste for darker animated films — like Laika or Annapurna.

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NAME FROM TO
Mel Gibson N/A CAA
Sienna Miller WME CAA
Jessica Lange N/A CAA
Shirley MacLaine ICM CAA
Algee Smith N/A CAA
Hannah Ware N/A CAA
Jesse Williams UTA CAA
Amiah Miller AEFH CAA
Edgeline Films (Weiner production company) N/A CAA
Henry Cavill CAA WME
Dave Franco CAA WME
Laia Costa N/A WME
Ed Oxenbould ICM WME
Lisa Joy (Westworld co-creator) UTA WME
Jason Sudeikis CAA UTA
Claire Foy N/A UTA
Pierre Morel (Taken director) CAA UTA
Renée Elise Goldsberry Innovative Artists UTA
Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro director) N/A ICM
Dean Koontz (Oddkins author) N/A Inkwell Management
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