Casting Net: Emily Blunt teaming up with Tom Cruise. Plus: Mark Ruffalo, T.R. Knight, Jared Harris

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• Fast becoming Hollywood's go-to leading lady for everything from light romantic comedy to hard-boiled sci-fi action, Emily Blunt is in negotiations to star opposite Tom Cruise in All You Need Is Kill. The hard-boiled sci-fi action pic has Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) at the helm, and follows a soldier (Cruise) in an alien war who's caught in a feedback loop as he relives the day of his death over and over. Blunt would play a fellow soldier who may or may not also give Cruise fashion tips. Okay, probably not. [Variety]

Mark Ruffalo is in talks to play real-life Olympic champion wrestler David Schultz in Foxcatcher, director Bennett Miller‘s biopic about John du Pont (Steve Carell), a paranoid schizophrenic and scion of the du Pont chemical dynasty, who created a wrestling facility called “Team Foxcatcher.” Channing Tatum would play Schultz’s younger brother, also an Olympian. [Variety]

• Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight has joined the roster for the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, playing a travel secretary for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Chadwick Boseman is playing the groundbreaking baseball legend, and Harrison Ford is Dodgers manager Branch Rickey. [THR]

• Jared Harris — the man who gave Pete Campbell a knuckle sandwich on Mad Men last night — is set to topline The Quiet Ones, a supernatural horror pic about a professor who ropes his students into creating a poltergeist. The class is called “You Are Going to Die If You Take This 201.” John Pogue (Quarantine 2) is directing. [Deadline]

• Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to join Liam Hemsworth in Paranoia, a spy thriller to be directed by Robert Luketic (21, Killers). Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman are also zeroing in on a deal for the film. [Variety]

• Christine Lahti has signed onto the indie drama Truck Stop, opposite Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Juno Temple (Greenberg). [Deadline]

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