Casting Net: Tina Fey developing 'Untitled Witch Project' with Disney, more

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Tina Fey is in early development on a “supernatural-themed feature” with Disney known as the Untitled Witch Project, but it is decidedly not a Hocus Pocus sequel (as was the rumor early Wednesday). According to the report, the project will be in the vein of Ghostbusters, and Fey will star and produce. Next up for Fey is the Jonathan Tropper adaptation This is Where I Leave You, out Sept. 19. She’s currently filming the comedy The Nest, alongside Amy Poehler.  [Deadline]

David Dastmalchian (Prisoners) has joined the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man in an unspecified role. [Deadline]

• Irish actor Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) is in negotiations to star alongside Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Omar Sy in Chef. John Wells (August: Osage County) is directing the pic, which tells the story of a Paris chef who is trying to redeem himself and regain his status after his career suffered from a hard-partying lifestyle. [Deadline]

• Olga Kurylenko (To The Wonder) is set to star in Lota, a French Guiana-set dramedy described as a variation on Lolita from director Benoit Philippon (Lullaby). Kurylenko will play a woman whose childhood abuse and traumas impact her ability to maintain healthy adult relationships. [Variety]

• Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) and Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm) will co-star in Chronic, about a depressed nurse practitioner who is attempting to reconnect with the family he left behind. Chronic is the English-language debut for After Lucia-helmer Michel Franco. [Deadline]

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