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aley Bennett is being eyed for one of the lead roles in DreamWorks’ PTSD drama “Thank You for Your Service,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
While Bennett hasn’t received an official offer yet, insiders say she’s the top choice to join Miles Teller, who TheWrap first reported would star in the film. The up-and-coming actress clearly has fans at DreamWorks, as she’s also set to star alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the studio’s adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.”
“Thank You for Your Service” will mark the directorial debut of Jason Hall, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “American Sniper.” Hall adapted David Finkel’s nonfiction book about three U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to integrate back into their civilian lives with their families since they are still haunted by the horrific memories of war.
“American Sniper” grossed $547 million worldwide and made Hall one of Hollywood’s go-to creatives for military-themed projects. His latest comes with a starry history, as Steven Spielberg once planned to direct Jennifer Lawrence in the film.
Bennett recently wrapped Antoine Fuqua‘s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” with Denzel Washington after working with both of them on “The Equalizer.” She’ll soon be seen in Warren Beatty‘s untitled Howard Hughes movie and Ilya Naishuller’s wild action movie “Hardcore,” which drew raves at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bennett is represented by CAA.
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Haley Bennett has landed the role of Megan in The Girl On The Train, starring alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ runaway bestseller novel for DreamWorks. Bennett is coming off The Equalizer, and she is starring in the currently shooting The Magnificent Seven. She also stars in the upcoming untitled Warren Beatty film.
Blunt plays Rachel, a recent divorcee who narrates the tale and spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds, involving the other two women. Ferguson, hot off Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, plays Anna, and Bennett rounds out the trio. Now they’re casting the male roles.
The project has been likened to Gone Girl for its thriller elements and that it is an adaptation of a publishing phenomenon. Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the script and Marc Platt is producing the film, with Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas the exec producers. Bennett is repped by CAA and attorney Dave Feldman.
Following a career boost from Terrence Malick’s taste for unknown female leads, Haley Bennett is moving on to “Kristy,” the psychological thriller from the Weinstein Company.
Oliver Blackburn (“Donkey Punch”) helms, with Anthony Jaswinski penning the script.
Described as a “Rosemary’s Baby” type thriller, the story follows a girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break when a random encounter with a gang of violent outcasts leads them to target her as their next victim. To survive, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.
In April it was confirmed that Sony gave the green light to a super remake of “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch” and now upandcomers.net are suggesting a few actresses for the role. Here’s what they had to say about Haley:
One young actress who has been getting tons of notice lately is Haley Bennett, one time stuck in mindless bad teen movies like “The Hautning of Molly Hartley”. But when Terrence Malick cast her as one of the female leads in his follow-up to “The Tree Of Life”, she suddenly became one to watch. While she’s the oldest on our list at 24, she still looks as youthful as a teenager and is obviously not above playing younger than her age, as she fought to the very end to play teenage horror icon “Carrie” before losing out to Chloe Moretz. Sabrina is a bit of a lighter character, but Bennett has shown comedic chops in her previous work too. Who remembers slutty-spiritual pop star Cora Corman in Hugh Grant rom-com “Music & Lyrics”?
Keep in mind that this is nothing but a personal opinion by this reporter.
V-Magazine posted an interesting snippet about Haley and some picture took by none other than Drew Barrymore. In case you don’t remember, Haley’s first big screen role was as Cora in Music&Lyrics that starred Drew and Hugh Grant. Here’s the article and the picture was added to our gallery!
WITH A PROP STUDIO AS HER BACKDROP, THE PERPETUALLY SUNNY DREW BARRYMORE SHOOTS HOLLYWOOD’S SHINING NEW FACES, WHO LEARNED TO LIGHT UP THE SCREEN BY FOLLOWING HER LEAD
Music was always a major influence for the singer and actress Haley Bennett, who was born in a small Florida town before her family moved to Ohio. “From a very young age, I remember we would all bond over food, song, and sometimes dance, but I was always shy and quiet,” she remembers. “My turning point was when my grandfather was very ill and asked me to sing to him. I chose ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’ Afterwards he wept and told me that no matter what I did in life, I had to let my voice be heard. It was one of the last things he ever said to me.” Barrymore helped Bennett to keep her word, when she costarred with the actress and Hugh Grant in 2007’s Music and Lyrics, playing a precocious teenybopper. “In many ways I feel like she is the reason I am where I am,” Bennett says. And like her famous mentor, this vivacious blonde is going places. Next she’ll appear in Terrence Malick’s new film, Lawless, as part of a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Ryan Gosling.
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Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett Are Top Contenders to Lead CARRIE Remake; Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore Eyed for Mother Role
Now that Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry) is set in the director’s chair, producers are working to cast the lead in the MGM/Screen Gems remake of Carrie. Vulture reports that a number of actresses have been shortlisted for the part (including Dakota Fanning and Lily Collins) but Chloe Moretz and Haley Bennett (Marley and Me) are apparently the top two candidates. The remake is said to be more faithful to Stephen King’s source material than Brian De Palma’s 1976 film adaptation, and apparently The Descendants star Shailene Woodley has already passed on the lead role. Hit the jump for more on the new Carrie.
Up and coming actress Haley Bennett has booked the lead in Deep Powder, the Mo Ogrodnik-directed film being made by Killer Films with Pam Koffler producing. At the same time, Bennett is playing the title character in Ella Walks The Beach, a drama about a young woman who spends 24 hours traveling along an iconic California beach, testing the waters of suddenly being single. The film was written and is being directed by David Robert Mitchell, whose debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover, played at SXSW and Cannes last year. Adele Romanski is producing, with Benderspink’s Chris Bender, JC Spink and Jake Weiner exec producing. It’s the latest example of Benderspink’s push into productions, producing Jitters for Paramount, Undying Love for Warner Bros, and the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey-starrer Burt Wonderstone for New Line.
Twitch [website] reports that Christian Bale—who starred in “The New World” and was set for “The Burial” but was replaced by Ben Affleck—is set to reteam with [Terrence Malick]on the new project. Of course, details are unknown other than it will apparently feature an even smaller cast than “The Burial” (which features Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper and Jessica Chastain) which certainly falls in line with earlier reports that Malick intends “to be finished with this one in a matter of months.” The story will center around two leads, one male (Bale) and one female, with Rooney Mara, Haley Bennet (”Marley & Me,” “Kaboom”), Clemence Poesy and Mia Wasikowska all said to be in contention for the part.
FX’s pilot Outlaw Country is undergoing a retooling. The original script, written by Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz, has been given a rewrite by Goldin, Abramowitz and Outlaw Country’s executive producer/co-showrunner David Manson. There will be substantial reshoots, which will be directed by actor-helmer Adam Arkin. Arkin is stepping in for the original pilot’s director Michael Dinner, who would’ve done the reshoots had he not been busy with another FX pilot he is directing, Powers. There won’t be major recastings on the project, a crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of Southern organized crime and Nashville royalty that stars Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett, Mary Steenburgen and John Hawkes. I hear a couple of small new roles have been added and another small part, played in the original pilot by Lisa Blount, will be recast following the actress’ death.
Getting Outlaw Country off the ground has been a long and arduous process. FX greenlighted the project to pilot last April and filmed the pilot last fall. The network has showed faith in the drama — FX president John Landgraf recently listed Outlaw Country, along with Powers, as candidates for a series launch in the winter. Also proving FX’s commitment to the Nashville-set Outlaw Country is its major additional investment in the project in the form of a rewrite and extensive reshoots. In addition to getting paid for the new pilot, the cast also have had their options extended through December. FX has a history of tweaking its pilots, including reshooting substential parts of them, before ordering them to series. It happened with Sons of Anarchy, whose reshoots were done by Dinner, and, most recently, with Lights Out. Arkin, who has a role on hit Sons of Anarchy, has directed episodes of several FX series, including SOA, Justified and Terriers. Art Linson and John Linson executive produce Outlaw Country, which is produced by Fox TV Studios and FX Prods.