Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" wasn't intended to have an all-star cast, but the perfect fits of the actors for the roles were undeniable.
In casting "12 Years a Slave," CD Francine Maisler challenged actors' types to deliver memorable performances.
The British actor was so daunted by the responsibility of playing a real-life escaped slave he came close to not taking the part. Then he reconsidered.
In the opening days of the Toronto Film Festival, 'Prisoners' and '12 Years a Slave' continued to build build. Films like 'The Fifth Estate' and 'Parkland' didn't fare as well.
Allison Jones will cast "Anchorman 2" with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, et al., while Laray Mayfield will cast Western "Jane Got a Gun," starring Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender.