Casting Net: Tim Burton adds Krysten Ritter to 'Big Eyes'; Plus, 'Downton Abbey's' Dan Stevens, more

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Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 may be over, but lead actress and television veteran Krysten Ritter isn’t letting that get in the way of her career. She’s been cast in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes alongside Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz to play Margaret Keane’s (Adams) supportive friend. Ritter is currently filming the comedy Search Party with Alison Brie and Adam Pally. [Deadline]

• Dan Stevens, who recently departed Downton Abbey, is set to star in Adam Wingard’s (V/H/S) independent feature The Guest. The dark story follows a man on leave from the military and his relationship with a family he meets. It is expected to film this summer. The English actor also stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Bill Condon’s WikLeaks film The Fifth Estate (in theaters October 11). [Variety]

• Speaking of Downton Abbey, Sophie McShera, who plays Daisy on the show, is in talks to go upstairs to play a wicked stepsister in Disney’s Cinderella. Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) will play the other stepsister to Lily James’ Cinderella. Director Kenneth Branagh is expected to begin shooting this fall in London. [THR]

Community’s Donald Glover and Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past) have joined the cast of Reawakening, about a group of researchers who figure out how to bring people back from the dead. Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass also star. Jason Blum (The Purge) is producing the David Gelb-directed thriller for Lionsgate. [The Wrap]

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