Casting Call: Rihanna's new role, Ben Affleck's teaser and more

Casting Call: Rihanna's new role, Ben Affleck's teaser and more

Today we saw Emma Watson reprising the role that made her famous to the delight of a little boy on the streets of New York, but there were also plenty of casting announcements to get excited about. Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are set to light up the big screen in an upcoming sci-fi project, while John Stamos will continue to play TV's sexiest grandfather. Ben Affleck also gave a sneak peek from the Live By Night set.

Live By Night teaser
Ben Affleck took to his Twitter feed to share the very first shot from his latest project, captioning the snap "First day. First shot." Based on the bestselling novel by Dennis Lehane (who also penned Ben's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone), Live By Night is a Prohibition-era crime crime drama set for release in 2017. In addition to directing, Ben stars alongside Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper and Elle Fanning.

Chloe Sevigny to play Lizzie Borden
One of the 19th century's most infamous monikers, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe. Though acquitted, she remains an intriguing historical figure, and Chloe Sevigny is set to step into the unusual woman's shoes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kristen Stewart joins the cast of the currently untitled film as the family's housekeeper, Bridget Sullivan.

Rihanna and Cara and Clive, oh my
Luc Besson, who is directing the 2017 film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, delighted sci-fi and music fans alike on Thursday (Oct. 29) as he revealed on Instagram that Rihanna would be taking on a "big part" in the project. Based on a graphic novel series, Rihanna's bestie Cara Delevingne stars as Laureline, while Dane DeHaan plays Valerian and Clive Owen tackles Commander Arün Filitt.

RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ....and she has a big part!! I'm Sooo excited!!!

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Who's that girl in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
With 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy grossing a whopping $774 million, Marvel is keen to get the sequel soaring along towards its May 2017 release. The studio held an open casting call to fill an unspecified Asian role and Pom Klementieff nabbed the part, says The Hollywood Reporter. The newcomer to American cinema made her English-language debut in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

Grandfathered is here to stay
John Stamos strutted onto the small screen this season as the sexiest grandpa you'll ever see, and it looks like the Grandfathered star isn't going away any time soon (phew!). Variety reports that the Fox sitcom (Tuesdays, City), which follows a handsome bachelor dealing with the discovery that he has a child and a grandchild, has been ordered for a full season.

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