Casting Net: Emma Stone in talks to team up with Woody Allen; Plus Jennifer Garner, more

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• Has Woody Allen found a new muse? Emma Stone is in talks to appear in his next film that will reportedly shoot in the south of France. The Amazing Spider-Man actress has a number of enviable projects coming up, including a film for Cameron Crowe, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, of course the Spider-Man sequel. With her quick delivery and deft comedic timing, Stone seems a natural fit for an Allen film. Thankfully, Allen has been taking himself out of the leading romantic man equation in his more recent projects. Now we’d just like to know who her co-stars might be, the plot, the title of the film, and how we can score a set visit. [Deadline]

• Armie Hammer can’t get enough of classic television remakes. The Lone Ranger star is set to join Tom Cruise in the Guy Ritchie-directed update to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Social Network actor will play the role originated by fellow blondie David McCallum. In addition to his role in The Lone Ranger (in theaters July 3), Hammer is also about to start work on the thriller By Virtue Fall with Kerry Washington and Connie Britton. [Deadline]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has picked up steam once again now that Jennifer Garner is in talks to star opposite Steve Carell in the Disney adaptation. They’d play parents to Alexander. Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) is set to direct the film off of a script from Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and Rob Leiber. Garner was recently cast in Ivan Reitman’s football comedy Draft Day, and can be seen next in The Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey. [THR]

• After her stint as a hypnotherapist in Danny Boyle’s intense thriller Trance, Rosario Dawson is considering a lighter follow-up. Dawson is currently in talks to star with Chris Rock in a new comedy that he wrote and plans to direct. The still title-less “showbiz-themed comedy with romance” is expected to shoot in New York this summer. [Deadline]

• Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day has added two more exciting cast members — Sean Combs and Terry Crews, of Old Spice fame. The report did not specify their roles, but we’re excited to see Crews on the big screen again. Hopefully his part will be a little bigger than his Boot Camp Instructor appearance in Bridesmaids. [Variety]

• Christine Lahti (Running on Empty) is set to play Katie Holmes’ mother in the independent film Mania Days, the Spike Lee produced drama about a manic-depressive poet who discovers she’s pregnant with the child of a depressed rapper. [Deadline]

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