Casting Net: Romeo Santos boards 'Fast & Furious 7'; Plus, Karen Gillan, more

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Latin American music star Romeo Santos is the latest addition to the Fast & Furious 7 cast. Franchise star Vin Diesel announced the news on stage Thursday night at Santos’ sold-out Staples Center concert in L.A, but details on his role are unknown. Director James Wan recently resumed production on the pic, which is set for an April 10, 2015, release. [Deadline]

• Taissa Farmiga (The Bling Ring) has boarded indie horror master Ti West‘s In a Valley of Violence. Ethan Hawke and John Travolta star in the 1890s-set pic about a drifter (Hawke) out for revenge against the guys who killed his friend. Farmiga’s character ends up helping him. [Deadline]

Doctor Who‘s Karen Gillan is also set for In a Valley of Violence. The Scottish actress recently appeared in Oculus, another Blumhouse pic. [Deadline]

• Skylar Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) will star alongside Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne in CBS Films’ dark high school comedy The DUFF. Ari Sandel is directing. [THR]

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