EW can exclusively reveal that David Arquette and Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario have joined the cast of the action movie Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins. Arquette will play the role of lead villain “Lordy P” and you can exclusively see a shot of the Scream star in-(gloriously freakish)character above. Other newly-announced Chuck Hank cast members include Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Noah Segan (Looper), Michael Paré (Streets of Fire), and Andrew Bryniarski, who played Leatherface in the 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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• Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is set to time travel to World War II for Universal’s adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, about Olympian and prisoner of war Lou Zamperini and his incredible story of survival. Angelina Jolie is directing the adaptation, which stars Jack O’Connell in the lead role. Hedlund will play a fellow POW in the Japanese camp where Zamperini ends up after surviving on a raft in the Pacific for 28 days. Joel and Ethan Coen, who directed Hedlund in Inside Llewyn Davis, are the latest writers tasked with revising the script which has also passed by the desks of William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra). Unbroken will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2014. [Variety]
Casting Net: Amber Tamblyn teams up with Bob Odenkirk for greeting card comedy; Plus, Aaron Eckhart, more
• Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) is set to star opposite Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) in Girlfriend’s Day, a comedy Odenkrik wrote about things spiraling out of control at a competitive greeting card company as the writers attempt to create the perfect card for the new holiday. Odenkirk will play the part of Ray, a past-his-prime writer. Tamblyn, who is married to Odenkirk’s Mr. Show co-creator David Cross, will portray a greeting card writer fan (a “Cardie”) who helps him. Michael Stephenson (Best Worst Movie) is set to direct. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Rob Lowe signs on for 'Sex Tape' comedy; Plus, 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Gone Girl' updates
• Rob Lowe continues to poke fun at himself and his scandalous past. The 80′s heart throb has joined the cast of Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple who attempt to film themselves and then lose the tape. Lowe will not be participating in the tape — he’ll play the part of a high-powered CEO who comes across the tape in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy. [Deadline]
• Albert Brooks, known in the animated world for voicing the part of Marlin in Finding Nemo (and its upcoming sequel), will lend his voice to Paramount’s animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. He’ll be joining James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Rachel McAdams, and Paul Giamatti in the Mark Osborne-directed pic. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Djimon Hounsou boards 'Fast & Furious 7'; Plus 'Downton Abbey' actress heads to 'Frankenstein', more
• Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) has joined the cast of Fast & Furious 7 in an unknown role. Other newcomers to the franchise include Kurt Russell and Ronda Rousey, who will be joined by Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jason Statham – all returning for Insidious director James Wan’s Fast & Furious debut. In addition to roles in Seventh Son and the upcoming rom com Baggage Claim, Hounsou is also playing Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy. [Variety]
• While We’re the Millers continues to score at the box office, star Jason Sudeikis has lined up another comedy — Sleeping with Other People, from Bachelorette writer-director Leslye Headland. Sudekis would play a womanizer who befriends a chronic cheater, played by Headland’s Bachelorette star Kirsten Dunst. They find solace in one another, and, of course, things get complicated. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Bruce Willis is 'The Prince'; Ellen Page may play a British spy in a comic book adaptation, more
• With a title like The Prince, die-hard Bruce Willis fans might worry that he’s decided to go from blue collar to blue blood. Thankfully, it’s a little misleading. Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist) will tell the story of a retired Las Vegas mobster who must return to the city when he discovers that his teenage daughter is missing. Willis will play the man who has been cautiously awaiting the return of the mob enforcer. Filming will begin in New Orleans in October. Willis’s next scheduled release is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which hits theaters Aug. 22, 2014. [Deadline]
• Emma Watson (Harry Potter, The Bling Ring) is set to star in an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir, Your Voice in My Head, about her descent into mental illness as she struggles to pursue relationships and a writing career, and how one doctor saved her life. Francesca Gregorini, who directed Rooney Mara in the prep school coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall, will direct Watson in the project.Forrest is writing the script. In the press release announcing the news, producer and International Film Trust co-founder Michael Benaroya said, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Emma Forrest as she is one of the most sought after writers right now. Her story is intensely personal, with moments of humor just at the right time.” IFT president Ariel Veneziano added that Emma Watson “is perfect for this role.”
• We might still be lamenting the fact that Tom Hiddleston will not be appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron as the tormented Loki, but at least it frees him up to work with some other actors. Hiddleston has signed on to replace his War Horse co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in Guillermo del Toro’s thriller Crimson Peak, alongside Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam. [THR]
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