Casting Net: Jessica Chastain in talks to join Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar', more

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Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is reportedly in talks to join Christopher Nolan’s (The Dark Knight Rises) time-travel epic, Interstellar. She’d be joining a cast that currently includes Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey. Since she’s started getting more significant roles, Chastain has never really ventured into pure science fiction territory (we’re not counting Take Shelter). She famously dropped out of Oblivion when offered the Zero Dark Thirty role, so we’re excited for her to take on a new kind of film. The two-time Oscar nominee (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) is currently filming Liv Ullmann’s adaptation of Miss Julie and will soon start work on Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak [Deadline]

• Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset) has signed on to join Neil LaBute’s (Possession) thriller The Geography of Hope. The film will tell the story of two crooks (Hawke and Ed Harris) in the 1970s who are hiding out in Baja after messing up a job. They find two women to keep them interested while they’re in hiding, but eventually things get complicated. Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) and Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) star as the women. [Screen Daily]

• Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) is in talks to star in Burr Steers’ (Igby Goes Down) adaptation of the bestselling book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. David O. Russell was originally attached to direct with Natalie Portman starring, but that fell apart due to scheduling conflicts. The Silver Linings Playbook director wrote the original script, but it’s unclear whether or not Steers will use that version for his shoot. [Variety]

The OC’s Adam Brody, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, and Community’s Gillian Jacobs have all signed on to star in a the comedy Life Partners, with Abby Elliott and Gabourey Sidibe. The story is about a pair of girlfriends. One is gay (Meester), one is straight (Jacobs). Paige (Jacobs) declares that she won’t get married till Sasha (Meester) is afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples, but then a guy (Brody) enters the picture. Susanna Fogel will make her directorial debut on the feature off of a script she co-wrote with Joni Lefkowitz and that was accepted into the Sundance Institute January Screenwriters Lab the same year as Fruitvale and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. [Deadline]

• Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) and Bobby Cannavale (Win/Win) are in talks to join Al Pacino in Imagine, about a past his prime rock star who changes his life when he discovers a lost letter that John Lennon wrote to him. Dan Fogelman, who wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love, wrote Imagine and will make his directorial debut on the film. [THR]

• Reese Witherspoon‘s recent run in with the law doesn’t seem to have hurt her work opportunities. She is in talks to star with Keanu Reeves in Brian Kirk’s sci-fi romance Passengers. In the film, a ship full of cryogenically frozen passengers is on the way to a new colony. One man (Reeves) wakes up when something malfunctions and, in order to avoid being alone for a century, decides to wake up a fellow female passenger. [THR]

• Dermot Mulroney (New Girl) joined the cast of the independent thriller Sacrifice. Michael Cohn (When the Bough Breaks) will direct the film off of a script he wrote about four Texas teenage boys dealing with a tragic accident. Mulroney will play one their fathers. Mulroney is also starring in August: Osage County and another indie thriller, Careful What You Wish For. [Variety]

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