Susanna Jones’ award-winning novel was initially set-up at Amazon Studios, but Netflix comes on board with hopes to start filming the Japan-based story in May.
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The Weinstein Company is no longer involved with the project, which will co-star Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Erin Kellyman as Éponine, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.
Moviegoers may not be too familiar with Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang and Cameron Britton, but that could prove to benefit this film in the long run.
Baby Driver actor Lily James will be playing a young Donna in the sequel via flashbacks, the character whom Meryl Streep played in the original film and will reprise in the sequel as well.
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander is in talks to star in Ben Wheatley’s next project, Freakshift. The film is looking to start production this August and Vikander will wrap Tomb Raider earlier in the summer.
Marc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.
Nia DaCosta has lined up Tessa Thompson and Lily James to headline in her directorial debut Little Woods. They join a cast that also includes James Badge Dale, Luke Kirby, and Lance Reddick.
TNT’s forthcoming straight-to-series drama The Alienist has added Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans. Based on the Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel, the psychological thriller is set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty, and technological innovation.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson has signed on to play real-life figure Ruth Harkness in the period drama The Lady and the Panda. The film is directed and co-written by Justin Chadwick with production set to begin in the Himalayas in China next month.
Cinderella star Lily James is about to become a hard-hitting reporter in director Mike Newell’s adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
The Path star Aaron Paul has joined Olga Kurylenko for Android. Niall Johnson is set to direct with a script he co-wrote with Matt O’Reilly.
More news is rolling out of Toronto International Film Festival, with Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner set to star in the new film from Roman Polanski, Based on a True Story. The psychological thriller, which will start filming in Paris this November, will be sold by Lionsgate and Mars Distribution.
Fox’s P.T. Barnum musical biopic The Greatest Showman continues to fill out its cast with the addition of Rebecca Ferguson. She joins previously cast Zac Efron, Zendaya and Michelle Williams.
The Wire alum Dominic West has been tapped for The Square, the English-language debut of Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund. West will join Elisabeth Moss in for the dark dramedy set in the world of international art.
Academy Award-nominated actress Rosamund Pike and Golden Globe-nominated actor Daniel Bruhl are in talks to join the terror drama Entebbe at Working Title. Based on a true story, the film centers on Operation Entebbe and the hijacking of a Paris-bound airplane by terrorists in 1976
Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga are set to star in the new thriller from Jaume Collet-Serra, The Commuter, and they will now be joined by three more actors.
The film will follow Don Quixote and how he believes an advertising executive played by Adam Driver is Sancho Panza, the main character from the classic Do Miguel de Cervante’s novel from 1605.
Daniel Bruhl is the latest to circle the sci-fi thriller God Particle at Paramount. The growing cast includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski, and Elizabeth Debecki.
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will star as Lara Croft in the forthcoming reboot of the action-adventure series Tomb Raider, it was announced Thursday.
Two Tom Cruise vehicles found their leading ladies today: Sofia Boutella in the Mummy reboot and Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible 6.
Alicia Vikander is in final negotiations to star opposite James McAvoy in the Wim Wenders romantic thriller Submergence. The film is based on the novel of the same name by J.M. Ledgard.
Maleficent’s Sam Riley is in talks to play the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, Dreamworks’ adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series.
After turning down the female lead in Fox’s X-Men spin-off, Gambit, Rebecca Ferguson is now in talks to join Michael Fassbender and director Tomas Alfredson in The Snowman.
Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, Wonder Woman already sets high expectations for the rest of the cast. Word has spread that Sean Bean and Eva Green are in early talks to join them.
Brühl and Chastain will star as the real-life couple who used their zoo to help save Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Poland.
The World War II murder mystery series from BBC lands a director and is in talks with a potential lead.