For decades, there’s been a clear delineation of roles in the Affleck clan: Ben’s the leading man, Casey’s the character actor. Ben has the perfect chin and lustrous hair, not to mention the major height advantage. (He’s almost half a foot taller than Casey, according to IMDb.) Even when Casey Affleck takes a central role in a film, it’s almost always in material that explores the unlikelihood of a guy like him becoming a hero (think The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford or Gone Baby Gone). But that’s not the case with the new historical adventure The Finest Hours. There’s nothing quirky or unconventional about Affleck’s charisma here. Even with a more traditional leading man co-anchoring the story and serving as its de facto protagonist, Affleck commands the screen with quiet, steely resolve and intense eyes. At 40 years old, he’s blossomed into a full-fledged movie star.
Despite its fair share of early development problems, Disney's upcoming 'Cinderella' movie finally seems to be getting its act together. The most recent news from the production is that 'The Borgias' star Holliday Grainger is in final talks to join as one of the title character's cruel stepsisters.
It may not have Miley Cyrus in the lead, but History and Lifetime's collaborative 'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries will prove to be a star-studded affair nonetheless. Previously casting Hollywood stars William Hurt and Holly Hunter, the upcoming miniseries has finally cast its iconic leads with 'Into the Wild' star Emile Hirsch and 'The Borgias' star Holliday Grainger. Will the updated 'Bonnie & Clyde' prove a modern classic akin to 'Hatfields and McCoys,' or end up shot by the roadside?