Casting Net: 'The Avengers' star Clark Gregg assembling killer cast for 'Trust Me.' Plus: Gael Garcia Bernal to play AIDS patient

Clark-Gregg

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The AvengersClark Gregg will star in, write, and direct Trust Me, a comedy about a washed-up ex-child-star-turned-agent whose hopes to resuscitate his career thanks to a young prodigy (Saxon SharbinoI Spit on Your Grave). The cast also includes (deep breath), Sam RockwellFelicity Huffman, William H. MacyAmanda PeetAllison JanneyMolly ShannonPaul Sparks (Rachel Getting Married), and Niecy Nash (Reno 911!). [Deadline]

• Gael Garcia Bernal is negotiating to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, about a Texas man with AIDS who starts smuggling drugs into the country to help fellow patients combat the disease. Bernal would play one of those patients. Jean-Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria) is directing from a script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill), based on the real-life story of a man named Ron Woodroof. [THR]

• The cast for the big screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County is complete. Julianne Nicholson (Law and Order: Criminal Intent) will play Ivy Weston, the mousy middle daughter of Weston family matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep), who still lives in the same town as her parents and bears the brunt of her mother’s abuse. Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis will play the eldest and youngest daughters, respectively, meaning either the Hollywood gods or director John Wells (The Company Men) have a real sly sense of humor. Benedict CumberbatchEwan McGregorAbigail BreslinDermot Mulroney, Chris CooperMargo MartindaleSam Shepard, and Misty Upham (Frozen River) will costar. Playwright Tracy Letts also wrote the screenplay. [Deadline]

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