Casting Net: Gwyneth Paltrow may join Johnny Depp; Plus, Andrew Garfield, Abigail Breslin, more

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3) and Ewan McGregor (The Impossible) are in negotiations to join Johnny Depp‘s Mortdecai. The story follows Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer racing to uncover a Nazi bank account full of gold. The project is expected to start production later this year. [Variety]

99 Homes, a story of a man who loses his home due to foreclosure, has snagged Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) for the lead role. Garfield’s character will find himself so desperate that he starts working for the man who took his home, going so far as to assist him in illegal activities. [THR]

• Abigail Breslin (The Call) will be returning to the world of the walking dead in Maggie, where she’ll play the titular role — an unfortunate young woman who is infected by a virus that is sweeping the globe. Arnold Schwarzenegger will play her father. [THR]

• The Jersey Boys movie has its first (and possibly only) big name — Christopher Walken will be playing Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo. Clint Eastwood, who is directing the project, has said that he will be casting the stage actors who have been playing the roles of the young musicians. [Deadline]

Juliette Lewis (Open Road) and Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks) will play opposite each other in Kelly and Cal, about a suburban mother and a man in a wheelchair who bring out the best in each other. Filming begins next month in New York. [Variety]

Nikki Reed (Twilight) will be leading a team to victory in Intramural, a story of a fifth-year senior who decides to leave college with an intramural football victory before joining the real world. The film hopes to be to intramural sports what Pitch Perfect was to a cappella. SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharaoh also star. [The Wrap]

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