There are three upcoming projects that are busy casting up. Â Hereâ€™s who they got:
- Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has joined the cast of Mary Shelleyâ€™s Monster.
- Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston just took a role in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smithâ€™sÂ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceâ€™s Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, just signed on to join the Millennium Films thriller, Criminal.
Hit the jump for more on all three casting announcements.
After three years of solely being associated with Game of Thrones, Turner is finally making moves to establish a career for herself outside of Westeros. Â Mary Shelleyâ€™s Monster isnâ€™t her first â€“ sheâ€™s actually got two other films in post-production right now, Alone with Ray Liotta and Barely Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld and Jessica Alba â€“ but this could be a big one for her, one that could really show off some serious range courtesy of Mary Shelleyâ€™s â€œmonster of an alter ego.â€
According to Deadline, the script comes from Deborah Baxtrom and follows a young Mary Shelley while she pens Frankenstein and also tries to keep this alter ego in check. Â Turner will lead as Shelley herself alongside War Horseâ€™s Jeremy Irvine whoâ€™s locked to play her husband, Percy Shelley. Â Taissa Farmiga is also confirmed to take a supporting role, portraying Mary Shelleyâ€™s stepsister, Claire Clairmont.Â Itâ€™s a solid group right there, but the downside to this one is that theyâ€™re going up against yet another Mary Shelley biopic, A Storm in the Stars starring Elle Fanning.
After a seemingly never-ending development process, the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally going places. Â Just a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Lily James, Bella Heathcote and Sam Riley are all set to star and now, according to Deadline, Huston is joining the group as well. Â The outlet is reporting that Huston just closed his deal to step in as Wickham, the dashing lieutenant who strikes an instant connection with Jamesâ€™ character, Elizabeth Bennett.
Lastly, weâ€™ve got Gadot in Ariel Vromenâ€™s thriller, Criminal. Â THR is reporting that Gadot is set to join the impressive ensemble cast, which already includes Kevin Costner,Â Ryan Reynolds,Â Gary OldmanÂ and Tommy Lee Jones. Â Costner will lead the film as a prison inmate whoâ€™s selected to receive the memories, secrets and skills of a deceased CIA operative so that he can eventually thwart some sort of evil scheme. Â Gadotâ€™s joining the film as Reynoldsâ€™ characterâ€™s wife, but thus far, we donâ€™t have any information on how theyâ€™ll fit into Costnerâ€™s characterâ€™s situation yet.