Role Call: Trains, Caves, and Supermarkets – Wizards are everywhere!

Announced earlier this week, Miriam Margolyes has been added to the cast of Sky1’s Trollied, a comedy series that follows the every day lives of a supermarket staff. Margolyes will be playing the role of Colin’s nan, named Rose, who takes a job at the supermarket. The actress is excited about her new role, stating:

I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Trollied, such a popular and well-loved series. I can’t wait to get stuck in to playing the part of Rose – she’s blunt, straight talking and mischievous; you could say – no acting required!”

More casting news has begun to surface in regards to former HP director David Yates’ new project, a live action version of Tarzan, which had previously been in limbo. Alexander Skarsgard is slated for the title role and costar with Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is scheduled to begin filming this summer.

We previously posted on Bill Nighy’s involvement in the re-enactment of the Whitsun Weddings last week, from Hull to London. A small news piece was released which gives us a look at the event narrated by the star for the event. View the video of the event here, and see the wedded couples in action, including a brief sample of Nighy’s readings of the Whitsun Wedding poems.

Rumors of a reunion and sequel to the Chris Columbus cult classic The Goonies continue to run rampant, especially as the movie this week celebrated its 29th anniversary on June 7th. A number of the previous stars from the 1985 film about finding pirate treasure on the coast of Oregon, have stated they would definitely participate, like Corey Feldman, who played Mouth, and Sean Astin, who played the central character, Mikey. Should the rumors prove to be true, would Chris Columbus direct the sequel? That remains to be seen!

Clemence Poesy can next be seen in the trailer for Mr. Morgan’s Last Love, where she stars opposite Michael Caine. Based on a French novel by Francoise Dorner, Poesy plays a character named Pauline, who helps a man named Matthew on a bus, and their friendship grows from there. A brief description of the film:

In their everyday adventures of walks through Paris, lunches in the park, and trips to the country, the odd couple explores the treasures of friendship, the comfort of companionship, the taste of romance – and the meaning of family.

You can view the trailer below:

Finally, the first stills from Kenneth Branagh’s performance in Macbeth have been released, and you can view them below:

In addition, it was announced today that Kenneth will star in the possible last season of Wallander, as the producers have already followed the series, based on the novels, which have come to the end. If the final episodes do begin filming next year as rumored, the final installment will most likely only be three episodes based on the final books left to be adapted for the series.

That’s all for this week’s edition of Casting News – what did you think of the stills from Macbeth? Did Kenneth Branagh portray the character well, at least in the pictures?

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