Casting Net: Albert Brooks to voice a villain in 'The Little Prince'; Plus, Cate Blanchett, more

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• Albert Brooks, known in the animated world for voicing the part of Marlin in Finding Nemo (and its upcoming sequel), will lend his voice to Paramount’s animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. He’ll be joining James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion CotillardBenicio Del Toro, Rachel McAdams, and Paul Giamatti in the Mark Osborne-directed pic. [Deadline]

• Cate Blanchett will narrate the IMAX documentary Journey to the South Pacific, which explores the islands of West Papua. The IMAX-only documentary, directed by Greg MacGillivray, will be released on Nov. 27. [THR]

• Willem Dafoe, who recently scored the part of Peter Van Houten in The Fault in Our Stars, will team up with Keanu Reeves in John Wick. He’ll play a hitman out on assignment to kill his friend (Reeves), also a former contract killer. [Deadline]

• Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer have a Man from U.N.C.L.E villain: Italian actor Luca Calvani (The Bold and the Beautiful). He’ll play a nuclear weapon-hawking billionaire in the Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation of the 1960s TV show. Production recently began in London. [The Wrap]

Workaholics actress Jillian Bell has joined the cast of 22 Jump Street, which brings Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum back to reprise their 21 Jump Street roles when they take on an undercover mission at a college. [The Wrap]

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