Casting Net: Taylor Lautner to get his funny on in 'Grown Ups 2.' Plus: Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Alexander Skarsgard

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• Taylor Lautner is aiming to sign onto Grown Ups 2, in which he will reportedly go "toe-to-toe" with Adam Sandler. Probably better than going ab-to-ab. Kevin James, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Salma Hayek, David Spade, and director Dennis Dugan are all returning. [THR]

• Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde are set for Third Person, an ensemble drama spanning New York, Paris, and Rome, from Crash writer-director Paul Haggis — who certainly knows from sprawling, intersecting storylines. [Vulture]

• Looks like Alexander Skarsgard won’t have much time to work on his tan during his True Blood hiatus. The actor is in talks to headline the horror flick Hidden, about a family escaping an enigmatic epidemic in a bomb shelter. It will be the feature directing debut for writers Matt and Ross Duffer. [THR]

Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess are entering the world of art auctions in The Best Offer, from Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore (Malèna).  Composing legend Ennio Morricone will score the film. [Variety]

• Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman, NBC’s Free Agents) and Josh Charles (CBS’ The Good Wife) have signed onto Ben Stiller‘s remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Hahn will play Stiller’s sister, and Charles will play Kristen Wiig‘s ex-husband. [THR, Deadline]

• Vincent D’Onofrio50 Cent, Amy Ryan, and Vinnie Jones are joining Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Caviezel in the prison triller The Tomb. [Variety]

• Rob Schneider is seeking someone to Teach Me to Dance. (Not me, him. Nevermind.) The comedy, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and penned by his wife Particia Azarcoya Schneider and Marion Douglas, follows a man who aims to get back with his ex by, you guessed it, taking dance lessons. My guess is it’ll be rated PG-13. [Deadline]

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