KJ Apa, Isabel May join cast of DC’s ‘Wonder Twins’

Actors KJ Apa and Isabel May have been tapped by Warner Bros. for their upcoming live-action DC film ‘Wonder Twins’ for HBO Max.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed and scripted by Adam Sztykiel with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing.

In the DC comics, The Wonder Twins are alien siblings named Zan and Jayna who were introduced as the young companions to older heroes such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Hanna-Barbera’s 1970s ‘The All-New Super Friends Hour’. The twins are known for their catchphrase: “Wonder Twin power, activate!”
Warner Bros’ last release was ‘The Batman’ and upcoming projects include the animated DC film ‘League of Super-Pets’, ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’.

May is known for her breakout work in the ‘Yellowstone’ prequel ‘1883’ in which she portrayed Elsa Dutton. Apa rose to fame with CW’s ‘Riverdale’ portraying comic book character Archie Andrews. He also played the lead role in the Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller ‘Songbird’.

Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir join ‘Barbie’ movie

Actor-filmmaker Emerald Fennell and British star Kingsley Ben-Adir are the latest additions to the cast of Warner Bros’ “Barbie” movie, led by Margot Robbie. Actor-filmmaker Greta Gerwig is directing the movie from a script she co-wrote with her filmmaker partner Noah Baumbach.
The two actors join Robbie as well as actors Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey and America Ferrera in the project.

Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells, the stars of hit Netflix series “Sex Education”, have also boarded the project along with actors Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou.
In addition to starring, Robbie is producing the movie under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara.

Mattel’s Robbie Brenner and David Heyman are also on board as producers.

LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara and Mattel’s Ynon Kreiz will serve as executive producers.

Fennell is best known for directing the 2020 revenge thriller “Promising Young Woman”, for which she won the Academy Award for best original screenplay.

She has also featured in movies such as “Albert Nobbs”, “Anna Karenina”, “The Danish Girl” and “Vita and Virginia”, and played Camilla Parker Bowles in two seasons of Netflix royal drama “The Crown”.

Kate Hudson got the role in ‘Knives Out’ sequel that Kaley Cuoco wanted to play

Actress-producer Kaley Cuoco, who is gearing up for the second season of ‘The Flight Attendant’, badly wanted to star in the sequel of ‘Knives Out’, in a role that eventually went to Kate Hudson, reports a news agency.
The actress opened up this week to the magazine about one part that got away. On being asked if there was ever a role she wanted that she couldn’t get, even after her success on ‘The Big Bang Theory’.

She told the magazine, “Oh, yes. It was actually quite recent. It was the sequel for Knives Out,” she told the magazine. “And I was convinced [the part was mine]. Kate Hudson ended up getting it. But I was so convinced that my bags were packed for Greece. And then I didn’t get it.”
She added, “I was so devastated. And I’m not [normally] devastated over roles. I had done chemistry reads, I had done Zooms. And I didn’t get it. I cried and I cried all night long. And it went to Kate, who’s great.”

As per a news report, Cuoco didn’t stay down for long. The very next day, she said, she got a call about ‘Meet Cute’, the film she shot with Pete Davidson last year. She didn’t want to read the script, but finally gave in.

“And when I did, I said, ‘This is the most magical little script.’ And I would’ve never gotten it if I [got] Knives. I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.”
However, the actress is hopeful about getting the role in the third instalment of the film, she said, “Maybe I’ll get to audition for the third one.”

Josh Brolin reflects on losing out Batman role to Ben Affleck

Josh Brolin has revealed he almost was cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s superhero films and shares his reaction to losing out to Ben Affleck, who portrayed the caped crusader in Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and ‘Justice League’ follow-up.
Hollywood star Josh Brolin, who has made quite an impact in superhero films, recently revealed he almost was cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s superhero films. According to the reports, during his appearance on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast discussed had been in contention to play Batman for director Zack Snyder before the filmmaker settled on Ben Affleck, who debuted as the Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v ‘Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
“That was interesting to me,” Brolin said about the prospect of playing the role. He went on to emphasize that he was eager to play the part, had Snyder not gone in a different direction: “That was his decision, that wasn’t my decision. That was his decision.”
The actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for 2008’s ‘Milk’, added that the role particularly appealed to him because he likes taking on projects that involve some risk.
He said, “Something that is set up to not work at all or to work flyingly, I like those odds. I like playing with those odds. I’m like, ‘Am I the guy who’s gonna make it all fail?'” This isn’t the first time Brolin has talked about coming close to getting the coveted gig. In 2018, Brolin said that everything worked out for the best. “I’m really glad it didn’t happen. I haven’t
thought twice about it,” he said at the time, as per the reports.