Casting Room: Channing Tatum Joins X-Men, Hugh Jackman Heads Back to Broadway


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.

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.

A Monster CallsLiam Neeson
BrillianceNoomi Rapace joining Will Smith
Fantastic Four Reg E. Cathey, joining Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara
Insurgent (DivergentI sequel) Octavia Spencer
Las MadresOctavia Spencer joining Leslie Mann
Private BenjaminRebel Wilson
The Light Between OceansMichael Fassbender (in talks)
The Secret in Their EyesChiwetel EjioforGwyneth Paltrow
The StandNat Wolff |
The Woman in GoldTatiana Maslany joining Helen MirrenRyan Reynolds
Transformers: Age of ExtinctionJohn Goodman, Ken Watanabe
Untitled Christmas comedy | Anthony Mackie joining Seth RogenJoseph Gordon-Levitt
Untitled Howard Hughes doc | Alec Baldwin joining Martin SheenMatthew Broderick
Untitled X-Men movie | Channing Tatum
Wild Oats | Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Lange

Better Call Saul Patrick FabianMichael Mando | AMC
K.C. UndercoverZendaya | Disney
Lewis & Clark | Casey Affleck | HBO
Masterpieces | Damian Hall | PBS
Mike Tyson MysteriesMike TysonNorm MacdonaldRachel Ramras | Adult Swim
The Red TentMorena BaccarinMinnie Driver, Debra Winger | Lifetime
Untitled Lassie comedy | Jack McBrayerTriumph the Insult Comic Dog | Adult Swim
Witches of East End | Christian Cooke joining Julia Ormond

Phantom of the Opera | Norman Lewis
On the Twentieth Century | Kristin Chenoweth joining Peter Gallagher
The River | Hugh Jackman