Casting Room: Whitney Houston Biopic Finds Its Star

By  June 11, 2014

You tune in for the promos and press conferences. You sign on for the social media campaigns. You mark your calendars for the premieres, sequels, and revivals of TV, film, and theatre’s most-promising projects. But before new shows and movies are on your radar, they’re being planned, executed, and put into motion by production teams far and wide—the most magical part of which happens in the casting room.

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Each week, Glam is going to give you the rundown on your favorite celebrities and their new gigs, from Hollywood’s rising stars to Broadway’s top talents. Welcome to the Casting Room.

FILM
DemolitionJake Gyllenhaal
Doctor Strange | Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are shortlisted to star
Hail Caesar | Josh Brolin joining George Clooney 
Grimsby
| Ian McShane joining Sacha Baron Cohen
Marching Powder
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Red Sparrow
 | Rooney Mara
Selma Jeremy Strong joining David Oyelowo
StonewallMatt Craven joining Jeremy IrvineRon Perlman
Straight Outta Compton | O’Shea Jackson Jr
Tarzan | Djimon Hounsou joining Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie
The Adderall DiariesChristian Slater
The InternAdam DeVine joining Anne HathawayRobert DeNiro
The Magnificent Seven
| Denzel Washington rumored to take the lead
The NestIke Barinholtz joining Tina FeyAmy Poehler
The Runner | Sarah Paulson joining Nicholas Cage
Untitled DJ film from Catfish co-director Max Joseph | Zac Efron
Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War drama | Mark Rylance joining Tom Hanks

TV
Benched | Molly Shannon, Chris Parnell, and Yvette Nicole Brown | USA
DaredevilVincent D’Onofrio joining Charlie Cox | Netflix
Galyntine Peter Fonda joining Catherine Dent | AMC
Recovery RoadDoug Savant joining Samantha Logan | ABC Family
RushVictoria Smurfit and Jesse Luken joining Tom Ellis | USA
StitchersDiane Farr joining Kyle Harris, Emma Ishta | ABC Family
Whitney HoustonYaya Dacosta | Lifetime