Casting Net: Beyonce, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell going 'Epic.' Plus: Adam Sander, Olivia Wilde

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• Based on the cast, the title for the latest animated film from Ice Age and Rio studio Blue Sky Studios sure is accurate. BeyoncéJosh HutchersonAmanda SeyfriedColin FarrellJohnny KnoxvilleAziz AnsariPitbullJason Sudeikis, and Steven Tyler have all signed on for Epic, about a teenage girl (Seyfried) who finds herself in a mystical battle between good and evil in the forest. 20th Century Fox will release the film, which will be directed by Ice Age's Chris Wedge. It's set to hit theaters May 24, 2013. [Deadline]

Adam Sandler is in negotiations to replace Mark Wahlberg in the family football comedy Three Mississippi. The switch, made due to issues with Wahlberg’s schedule, instantly makes the premise of the film more plausible. Which is easier to believe: that a family headed by Will Ferrell would always win a Thanksgiving tackle football game against Sander’s family, or Wahlberg’s? Sean Anders (That’s My Boy) will direct. [Vulture]

Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are nearing deals to reprise their roles in Kick-Ass 2, along with Chloe MoretzJeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) will direct. [Deadline]

• Olivia Wilde has joined Amy AdamsJoaquin PhoenixRooney Mara, and  Samantha Morton in Spike Jonze’s untitled new film, reportedly about a guy who falls for a computer voice. [Deadline]

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