Casting Net: Nicole Kidman replaces Rachel Weisz, Bruce Willis lands action role with a 'Bullet'

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Nicole Kidman joins The Railway Man, stepping in for Rachel Weisz. She plays opposite Colin Firth, who will portray an older version of real-life World War II P.O.W. Eric Lomax. War Horse's Jeremy Irvine depicts young Lomax when he was taken prisoner in Japan. Shooting begins next month. [Variety]

Bruce Willis gets some action as a bodyguard to a Mexican politician whose father was murdered by a drug cartel in the new popcorn flick Five Against a Bullet from Alex Litvak (Predators). [Variety]

Scarlett Johansson goes behind the shower curtain as Janet Leigh in The Terminal scribe Sacha Gervasi’s upcomiming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PsychoAnthony Hopkins portrays the eponymous auteur, with Helen Mirren as his wife and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. [EW]

Mila Kunis will go to Hell & Back in the upcoming underworld animation buddy flick starring Nick Swardson and T.J. Miller. Kunis plays half-human-half-demon. Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani round out the stop-motion comedy’s ensemble. Do we even need to mention it’s R-rated? [Deadline]

Mamie Gummer, Sarah Paulson, and India Muenez (Something in the Air) play estranged, resentful sisters in L.A.-set dramedy Claire’s CambodiaMary Kay Place also joins previously announced cast members Casey Wilson and Wendi McLendon-Covey. [Deadline]

• Life after American Horror Story is anything but for Taissa Farmiga. Vera’s younger sister is joining Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola‘s Bling Ring about the headline-grabbing crime co-op who stole from celebrities in 2008 and 2009. Post-Bling, Farmiga will play the love interest of a teenage murderer (Spencer Lofranco) in Trevor White’s indie Jamesy Boy, also starring Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, and Ving Rhames. [Variety]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead wraps up her Thing- and vampire-slaing spree by playing Adam Scott’s girlfriend in A.C.O.D. Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch also star. [Deadline]

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