Casting Net: Nicolas Cage attached to vigilante thriller 'I Am Wrath.' Plus: Joan Allen boards Stephen King adaptation

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• Nicolas Cage is attached to the subtly titled thriller I Am Wrath, about a man who becomes a corruption-hating vigilante in the wake of his wife's murder -- so expect even more fodder for this glorious (and NSFW) Cage mash-upWilliam Friedkin (The French Connection, Killer Joe) is eyeing the project to direct, but has not yet committed. Paul Sloan penned the script from a story by Yvan Gauthier. [Deadline]

• Joan Allen has signed onto the domestic thriller A Good Marriage, an adaptation of a 2010 Stephen King novella about a wife and mother who discovers her husband of two decades is a serial killer. Peter Askin (Company Man) will direct from King’s screenplay. [THR]

• Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to star in Queen and Country, director John Boorman‘s sequel to his 1987 Oscar-nominated WWII film Hope and Glory. The new film would follow the lead boy, Bill, now a young man who gets drafted into the Korean War. Boorman, who penned the semi-autobiographical screenplay, would take the directing reins once more. [Variety]

• Misty Upham (Frozen River) has joined the cast of the feature adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County, as the Native American college student who begins working for and living in the house of family matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep). John Wells (The Company Men) is directing from a script by the play’s author Tracy Letts. [Variety]

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