Casting Net: Robert De Niro might play Reese Witherspoon's intern; Plus, Kit Harington, more

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• Oscar-winners Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II) are in negotiations to star in The Intern for writer-director Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated). In the story, the founder of a thriving fashion website (Witherspoon) clashes with a man in the company’s Senior Internship Program (De Niro). Despite the generational differences, the two eventually bond. None have worked together on a feature film before. Tina Fey was attached to star in the project in 2012. [Deadline]

• Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) will co-star in Spooks: The Greater Good, an adaptation of the British TV spy show. Spooks director Bharat Nalluri is set to helm the big screen take, which will also feature actor Peter Firth. [THR]

Peter Firth (Equus) is also joining Alex Kingston (E.R.) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) in the indie comedy-drama If You See Her from director Joan Carr-Wiggin (A Previous Engagement). The story about “secrets and weddings, and best friends forever” follows friends who reconnect when one of them, a documentary filmmaker, returns to their hometown to care for her sick father.

• Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) will play the love interest of Guy Pearce’s (Iron Man 3) character in Mis-Fits, a comedy about a Brooklyn detective who finds dead relatives. This is the first feature for writer-director L.D. Napier. [Variety]

• Kate Bosworth (Big Sur) and Thomas Jane (LOL) will co-star in the thriller Somnia for director Mike Flanagan (Oculus). In the movie, an orphaned child’s (Jacob Tremblay) dreams and nightmares become a reality while he sleeps. [Variety]

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