Casting Net: Ben Stiller in talks for 'I Am Chippendales'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more

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• Ben Stiller is in talks to star in I Am Chippendales, the true story of the fraught ascent of the male stripper revue, based on Rodney Sheldon’s book. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty star would play Nicolas de Noia, a former choreographer who helped usher the show into the mainstream. The story will focus on founder Steve Banerjee. Alan Ball, best known for his work as an executive producer on shows like True Blood, Banshee, and Six Feet Under, will direct. [Variety]

The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus has boarded the cast of John Hillcoat‘s Triple Nine about corrupt cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob and forced to attempt an impossible heist. Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate WinsletAnthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot also star. [Deadline]

• Dianna Agron (Glee), Richard Masur (The Thing), and Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club) have joined Tumbledown, a romantic comedy about a woman trying to write the biography of her late musician husband, with some help from a cocky New York academic. Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall star in the Sean Mewshaw-directed pic. [Deadline]

• Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), and Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) have boarded Terminator: Genesis, which stars Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Jason Clarke (John Connor)and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing. [THR]

• Neve Campbell will lend her voice to the animated fairy tale Bremen Town Musicians. [THR]

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