Various Casting News

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Benedict Cumberbatch will reunite with “Sherlock” co-star Martin Freeman on “The Hobbit”. Who is Cumberbatch playing? No word – and you’ll get nothing more out of Freeman either, who’s the source of the casting info. “I knew I was a big mouth, I didn’t know how much of a big mouth, and I’ve ruined everything. And now I might not have a job to go back to!”, said the Brit funnyman. (More…)

At Dallas Comic Con, Stan Lee revealed that he’ll cameo in next year’s “Amazing Spider-Man” as ‘the librarian’ in a scene where Spider-Man and the Lizard go at it in the library. “I’m stamping books and I have headphones on so I’m listening to music… while this life and death battle is going on behind me!”. (More…)

As previously rumoured, Lenny Kravitz is now onboard “The Hunger Games”. The musician will play Cinna, the fashion stylist assigned to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she prepares to take part in the boy-on-girl skirmish. “When I saw Lenny’s work in Precious, I was just knocked out,” director Gary Ross said. “It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character.” (More…)

Robert De Niro may play an insult comic in “The Comedian” for his old pal and collaborator Martin Scorsese (“The King of Comedy”, “Cape Fear”). The script was written by producer Art Linson. (More…)

Better Midler will star as Linda Kenney Baden, a defense attorney who represented music producer Phil Spector during his first trial for murder in HBO Film’s Spector telepic. Al Pacino plays Spector. Jeffrey Tambor (”Arrested Development”) will play Bruce Cutler, a attorney on Spector’s defense team. (More…)