Movie Casting Update: Brant Daugherty About to Get ‘Freed,’ Gwyneth Paltrow Returning to the Marvel Universe
We’ve search high and low for all the latest film casting news from around the web. Here’s the roles your favorite actors and actresses will be tackling next!
It appears Gwyneth Paltrow will be reprising her as Tony Stark’s love interest, Pepper Potts, for Marvel’s latest summer tentpole Captain America: Civil War in which the first Avenger faces off against Iron Man. The actress’s role in the surefire blockbuster is reportedly small but a serious component to the plot. She was recently spotted on location for a series of reshoots. [The Wrap]
Demián Bichir, who most recently portrayed the unscrupulous Bob in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, has been cast in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the sequel to 2012’s Prometheus. The cast already includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride. [Deadline]
The cast of Fifty Shades Freed appears close to completion. The newest addition is Brant Daugherty. The actor, best known for his recurring role on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, will be playing Sawyer, the bodyguard to Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). With Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes and Rita Ora also already cast in the trilogy’s third installment, it’s shaping up to be, if anything, cram-packed with attractive-looking people. [Deadline]