CASTING COUCH

 

  • Jeffrey Wright is to reprise his role as CIA agent Felix Leiter in the new James Bond film. Variety reports that shooting on the 22nd 007 film begins today at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Marc Forster ('The Kite Runner', 'Finding Neverland') is in the director's chair.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen will play 1960s Vietnam War protester Abbie Hoffman for The Trial of the Chicago Seven, a project Steven Spielberg is developing for DreamWorks, according to London's Sunday Times newspaper.
  • Tyler Perry has been cast as the head of the Starfleet Academy in the upcoming Star Trek movie J.J. Abrams is directing for Paramount. Shooting started in November for a planned Christmas Day 2008 release.

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