Casting Net: Julianne Hough as a bride in distress; Plus, Natalie Dormer, more

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• Julianne Hough is going the horror route. The Dancing with the Stars alum will play a bride-to-be who deliberately crashes her car to escape a hitchhiker in Curve. Iain Softley, who directed Kate Hudson in The Skeleton Key, is set to direct for horror-masters Blumhouse Productions (Insidious). [Variety]

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer is set to star alongside Adelaide Clemens, Zachary Quinto, and Veep’s Timothy Simons in The Girl Who Invented Kissing, about a mysterious female drifter who enchants two brothers. Untamed Heart writer will Tom Sierchio will make his directorial debut on the project. [Variety]

• Brady Corbet (Melancholia) has joined the Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Driver. Details on his role were not available. [Deadline]

Office alum Ellie Kemper will lend her comedic skills to the Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape, which is set for a July 18, 2014 release. [Deadline]

John Wick, a revenge thriller starring Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who has to outwit a former colleague (Willem Dafoe), has added Friday Night Lights alum Adrianne Palicki, Dean Winters (30 Rock), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), and Michael Nyqvist (Mission:Impossible — Ghost Protocol) to the cast. [Deadline]

• Due to American Idol demands, Jennifer Lopez has dropped out of the Chilean miner drama The 33, which stars Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen. [Deadline]


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