Production update: Stoker, The Lone Ranger and Elysium

Casting news making the rounds this week…


Dir: Chan-wook Park
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode

While not much is known about how the plot relates to the title, Matthew Goode (Watchmen, A Single Man) has just been added to the cast of Stoker. Stoker is the story of a young woman (Wasikowska) dealing with the death of her father and the coincident return of her mysterious estranged uncle (Goode).

The Lone Ranger

Dir: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp

Disney has put a release date of 21st December 2012 for its take on The Lone Ranger. Hammer will be playing the man himself while Depp will be Tonto. Deadline had this snippet of info: Texas Ranger, left for dead, is saved by the Comanche Tonto, who gives his new partner the masked identity of Lone Ranger.


Dir: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster

Diego Luna is in talks to join the cast of Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, Elysium. Not many details have been released about the film yet though Variety reported that the story will revolve around aliens and humans doing battle on Earth. It has a tentative release date of 1st March 2013.

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