Casting Net: Emily Blunt to star in thriller 'Sister', more

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Looper’s Emily Blunt is attached to star in Sister, a thriller based on Rosamund Lupton’s haunting 2011 novel. The story begins when Beatrice’s younger sister’s death is ruled a suicide, and Beatrice starts hunting for clues to prove otherwise. According to the report, Blunt’s sister is the literary agent who represents the novel. Sister does not yet have a writer or director attached. Blunt will appear next with Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (out June 6, 2014), and she’s also playing The Baker’s Wife in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Into the Woods (out Dec. 25, 2014). [The Wrap]

Colin Firth is set to lead the cast of Three To Kill, an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s thriller about a man on the run from two psychopaths. Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) will  direct. Firth is currently at work on Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service.[Deadline]

Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito will direct and star in the drama Patriotic Treason, based on Evan Carton’s 2006 book about the famed abolitionist John Brown, who will be played by Ed Harris. Esposito will portray Frederick Douglass. [Deadline]

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