Casting Net: Robert Pattinson joins 'The Childhood of a Leader', more

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• Robert Pattinson is attached to star in The Childhood of a Leader, the directorial debut of Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene). Juliette Binoche and Tim Roth also star in the WWI-era pic, which Corbet co-wrote with Mona Fastvold. Pattinson currently has two films in post-production that will likely hit theaters in 2014: David Cronenberg’s Hollywood drama Maps to the Stars, and The Rover with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy. [Variety]

• Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is in talks to star in Ten Thousand Saints. Based on Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel, the story is about Jude, a Vermont teen sent to live with his father in New York in 1988 after his friend Teddy overdoses. In New York, he takes up with a clean punk crowd (no drugs, meat, or sex). Steinfeld will play Eliza, who is pregnant with Teddy’s child. The Oscar-nominated directing team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) will helm the adaptation. [Deadline]

• Omar Epps (Love & Basketball) is set to star in the tiller One Small Mistake about a man on the hunt for justice in a small (and small-minded) town. Alexander Harvey is directing the adaptation of author Jean Francois Coatmeur’s La Bavure. [Deadline]

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