Casting Net: Anne Hathaway joins Mindy Kaling-penned comedy. Plus: Ron Perlman, Paul Dano

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Anne Hathaway is attached to the romantic comedy The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, co-written by Mindy Kaling and The Office writer Brent Forrester.  The project, about a self-conscious gal involved with losers whose love life perks up when a supreme hottie pursues her, is still without a director. Kaling and Forrester will also co-produce. [THR]

• Ron Perlman is putting his broad shoulders and Sons of Anarchy intensity to good use as part of the cast of the psychological thriller Angry Little God, an English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death. The film is about a man in debt who is told he’s on a hidden-camera game show and will get a ton of money if he completes 13 horrific tasks. It also stars Mark Webber from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Rutina Wesley  from True Blood. Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is directing from a script he co-wrote with David Birke. [Variety]

Paul Dano will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo in the thriller Prisoners, about a carpenter whose daughter and friend are kidnapped and goes on a rogue search after police are unable to find them. Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. [Variety]

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