Casting Net: 'Iron Man 3' gets its villain, and Steve Carell may have a 'Very Bad Day.' Plus: Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks

BEN-KINGSLEY

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Ben Kingsley is close to joining the Marvel Universe as the Big Bad for Iron Man 3. He would join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth PaltrowDon Cheadle, and Scarlett Johansson for the threquel, set to start filming next month for a May 3, 2013 release date. The exact details of Kingsley's roles aren't yet clear, but it appears he won't be playing Tony Stark's alpha nemesis the Mandarin. [Variety]

• Call it Pulling a Timberlake: Selena Gomez will set her recording career aside for a spell, and will star in the action film The Getaway with Ethan Hawke. [MTV News]

• Some wonderful, incredible, all good, very great news: Steve Carell is in preliminary talks to headline a live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) is directing, from a script she wrote with Rob Lieber. [Deadline]

• Tom Hanks is circling the role of Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how the legendary mogul cajoled author P.L. Travers for the rights to her books about magical nanny Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson may take on the role of Travers. [Deadline]

Jennifer-Aniston

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• Horrible Bosses co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis are in talks for the road comedy We’re the Millers, about a made-up family concocted to help a drug dealer (Sudeikis) smuggle a motherlode of pot over the Mexico border. Dodgeball helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber would direct. [Deadline]

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol‘s Paula Patton is in talks to join Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the graphic novel adaptation 2 Guns. Baltasar  Kormakur (Contraband) is set to direct. [Deadline]

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