Casting Net: Emma Watson, Jason Segel to face the 'End of the World.' Plus: Bernadette Peters, Sandra Oh

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• One of the most unusual projects in Hollywood just got even more interesting: Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in talks to play herself in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's meta disaster comedy End of the World (formerly The Apocalypse), and Jason Segel and David Krumholtz have formally joined the film. The premise: James Franco throws a party at his house for a laundry list of upstart movie stars -- Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel -- when the apocalypse hits. Rogen and Goldberg will make their feature directorial debut on the project. [THR]

• Somewhere, Rachel Berry is losing her mind. Broadway legend Bernadette Peters has joined the 3-D animated feature Dorothy of Oz as, who else, Glinda. Peters will duet with Lea Michele, who plays Dorothy, on the soundtrack. The indie production costars Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, and Patrick Stewart. [Variety]

• Emily Watson, Sandra Oh, Nia Vardalos, and Melora Hardin will star in 33 Liberty Lane as friends who start a phone-sex business. Peter Hewitt (The Borrowers) will direct. In other news, I was able to get through this post without once confusing Potter‘s Emily Watson with War Horse‘s Emma Watson. Wait. DAMMIT. [THR]

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