James McAvoy

James McAvoy

The world of movies never stops and there are always new projects being announced and actors signing on the dotted line.

It has been another very busy week and we have rounded up the big casting news of the last seven days.

The big casting news of the week came from actress Carrie Fisher as she confirmed that she would be making her Star Wars return.

Fisher is best known for her role of Princess Leia in the original trilogy and she is set to return to this role in the revamp.

J.J. Abrams will be in the director’s chair for the seventh film in the franchise and the actress revealed that Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill had also been approached.

Speaking of Harrison Ford he has signed on to a big film project this week as he has joined the cast of the Anchorman sequel.

Filming on the second movie has got underway and Ford is set to take on the 

Adam McKay is back in the director’s chair for the film while Harrison joins Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd on the cast list.role of a veteran news reader in the second film.

But it was not all about which actors had landed what roles this week as James McAvoy says there is no truth whatsoever in the rumours he is linked to a remake of The Crow.

The reboot of the cult classic is something that has been in the pipeline for quite some time and McAvoy was just the latest actor to be attached to the film - but it is all rubbish.

Speaking to Getty Images Entertainment he said: “It’s not for real. I don’t think it’s materialized into anything truthful yet… it’s just been rumour mill stuff.”

We are going to be seeing plenty of McAvoy over the coming weeks with Trance and Welcome to the Punch set for review. He is also set to begin filming on X-Men: Days of Future Past later this year.

Edward Norton has become the latest star to join Birdman - the latest film from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

The movie will sees Norton play an egotistical lead stage actor who tries to scupper the plans of a former superhero actor turned theatre producer.

Michael Keaton and Emma Stone are also on the cast list and filming for the film is going to get underway next month in New York.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of the best movies of 2011 and so FemaleFirst are excited that sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been given the green light.

Keri Russell is the latest addition to what is becoming a very exiting cast list as she is set to star alongside Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and Jason Clarke.

But there will be no Rupert Wyatt in the director’s chair this time around as Matt Reeves is at the helm.

Jesse L. Martin is set to take on the role of Marvin Gaye after Lenny Kravitz dropped out of the project.

The movie is a biopic film about the legendary singer and will focus on the singer’s trip to Europe in the 1980s.

Julien Temple is in the director’s chair for the film while Brendan Gleeson is also on the cast list as Freddy Cousaert.

There has been quite a bit of Transcendence new this week with a couple of exciting additions to the cast list.

Johnny Depp was already on board to star in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut but he will not be joined by the fantastic Rebecca Hall.

She is set to play Depp’s wife in the movie that follows a man who creates a computer programme that develops an awareness.

As if Depp and Hall on the same cast list was not exciting enough they have been joined by Paul Bettany.

Mila Kunis said earlier this week that we would not be seeing her in the adaptation of The Fifty Shades of Grey - she is just one of the actresses that has been linked to the movie.

While Mark Ruffalo has quashed rumours of a stand alone Hulk movie saying the next time that we see the character on the big screen will be in the Avengers sequel.

We also have had some news on that Avengers sequel this week as director Joss Whedon has hinted that he will focus more on the relationships between the characters.

Whedon is currently working on the screenplay for the film and that will be released in summer 2015.

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