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Casting: Charlie's Angels gains Westworld alum; Monster Hunter adds to ranks; more

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Sep 27, 2018

In casting news today, we have Angels, Monsters, and a new Netflix sci-fi film all adding to their ranks.

Deadline is reporting that Jonathan Tucker (Westworld, American Gods) has joined the latest reboot of Charlie's Angels. The new film will be directed by Elizabeth Banks and has already cast Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Luis Gerardo Méndez, and Patrick Stewart. Banks herself will also appear in the film.

Jonathan Tucker

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Banks wrote the latest draft of the screenplay with Jay Basu, based on earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas. The film is expected to hit theaters on Sept. 27, 2019. There is no word on what kind of character Tucker will play, though his recent television appearances have been of the somewhat slithery variety. A villain (or a villain's henchman) would not be out of place here.


Moving over to the world of fantastic monsters and how to hunt them, Deadline is also reporting that Tony Jaa has joined Paul W.S. Anderson's film adaptation of the video game series Monster Hunter. He will join the previously announced Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, and T.I. Harris.

Tony Jaa

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We certainly hope that the formidable Jaa is joining the band of monster hunters, because they could likely use someone with his talents. The Thai actor plays the lead in the Ong-Bak movies, which are high on martial arts. He's also appeared in The Fast and the Furious series as well as xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. His martial arts prowess will soon be on display in Master Z: The IP Man Legacy, which is in post-production.

Anderson is writing and directing this adaptation of the popular Capcom games, teaming once again with Jovovich, as they did on the Resident Evil series. True to the title, the film will see a squad of characters hunting monsters — it would be a little misleading if the film involved anything else. 


Finally today, Deadline reports that Netflix's still-untitled sci-fi film starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has found its female lead in Dominique Fishback, known for HBO's The Deuce. Written by Mattson Tomlin, the film's story is being kept secret for now.

Doninique Fishback

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Fishback has also appeared in the film The Hate U Give and plays a recurring character on Random Acts of Flyness, also on HBO. She appeared in the drama The Night Comes On, which hit it big at Sundance earlier this year.

As we've said, all details about this film's story are being withheld, so we have no idea what kind of character to expect from Fishback. Still, her presence (as well as the presence of Foxx and Levitt) makes this film one to watch out for. Hopefully we'll at least get a title for it soon.


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