Casting Net: Chris Pine to engage in 'Mantivities.' Plus: Amy Adams, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper

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Chris Pine will star in Mantivities, a comedy he co-wrote with pals (and fellow actors) Will Greenberg (Modern Family), Robert Baker (Grey's Anatomy), Ian Gotler (The LXD), Anthony Liebetrau, and Drew Howerton, about an ex-child star spurred into taking hold of his life by a bunch of his buddies. Michael Patrick Jann (Drop Dead Gorgeous) will direct. [Screen Daily]

Amy Adams is in talks to star in Dark Places, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s best-seller about a woman who is confronted by a group of amateur crime investigators about the murder of her family when she was seven years old. (Flynn is a former Entertainment Weekly writer and TV critic.) Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) also penned the adaptation. [Variety]

Pierce Brosnan will produce and star with Dominic Cooper in November Man, based on the spy thriller There Are No Spies by Michael Finch. Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days) will direct. [TheWrap]

• Director Alexander Payne is keen on casting Bruce Dern and Will Forte as an irascible father and his son in Nebraska, his presumptive follow-up to The Descendants. No deals are in place. [Deadline]

Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) will headline Suspiria, a remake of the 1977 Daria Argento horror film about a girl who learns her European school is a coven of witches. Director David Gordan Green co-wrote the script with Chris Gebert, who’d worked as a sound mixer on several of Green’s films. [Variety]

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