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Casting Net: Edgar Ramirez in final talks for David O. Russell's 'Joy'

• Edgar Ramirez is in final talks for JoyDavid O. Russell is directing the biopic, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the true story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), the inventor/entrepreneur behind the Miracle Mop. De Niro will play Mangano’s father, with Ramirez as her then husband, Tony. Annie Mumolo wrote the script for the film. [THR]

• Natalie Portman has left discussions for the female lead in Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. Danny Boyle is directing the film. Aaron Sorkin adapted Walter Isaacson‘s biography for the screen. It stars Michael Fassbender as the titular character with Seth Rogen as Steven Wozniak. No reason was given as to why Portman passed, but other actresses are currently meeting for the part. [Variety]

 Fast & Furious 6‘s Gina Carano has signed on for the Kickboxer remake. The cast also includes Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Georges St. Pierre, Sara Malakul Lane, and original star Jean-Claude Van Damme. The story follows Kurt Sloane (Moussi), a man who travels to Thailand and learns to kickbox in order to take on his brother’s killer, Tong Po (Bautista). Carano takes the role of a fight promoter. [THR]

Casting Net: Xavier Samuel cast as The Monster in contemporary 'Frankenstein'

• Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic FrankensteinDanny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]

• Michael Peña is in early talks to join Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi action film The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the movie will star Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on Mars trying to make it back to Earth alive. Peña, who will soon be seen in the film Fury and the Fox TV event Gracepoint, could also be joined by Jessica Chastain, who is currently in negotiations for the picture as well. [Variety]

• Kate Bosworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) have all boarded the ensemble heist pic Bus 657 starring Robert De Niro. Morgan and Bautista will costar as co-workers attempting to rob a casino owned by De Niro’s character in order to pay for Morgan’s daughter’s medical treatment and end up hijackacking a bus full of hostages in the process. Bosworth will play De Niro’s estranged daughter with Carano as a police officer in pursuit of the bus. Scott Mann (The Tournament) is directing the action thriller that will begin filming in Alabama next month from a script by Stephen Sepher and Max Adams. [Deadline]

• Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer will star in the action thriller Patient Zero about an unprecedented global pandemic that allows an aggressive form of rabies to turn victims into predators. Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) is directing from a script written by Mike Le. [Deadline]

• Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield may be entering Tim Burton‘s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Though no official offer has been made, Burton has his eyes on Butterfield to play the coveted role of 16-year-old Jacob Portman, a boy who encounters a group of peculiar children with special abilities and their female guardian in a time loop while seeking answers for his grandfather’s murder. Eva Green is set to star in the title role with production beginning in February for a March 4, 2016 release. [The Wrap]

• Ann Dowd (The Leftovers) has been cast opposite Sandra Bullock in the political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis. Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green is at the helm with Peter Straughan (Frank) writing the adaptation based on the 2005 documentary of the same name about American political tactics used in a South American campaign. Scoot McNairy and Anthony Mackie have already signed on for the film produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov‘s Smokehouse Pictures. [Variety]

• Sarah Gadon (Belle) will join Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornan as the female lead in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. The Canadian actress will play Natalie, the mother of the young boy who suffers a a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. Actor Max Minghella (The Mindy Project) will make his screenwriting debut with the adaptation of Liz Jensen’s best selling novel that will be directed by Alexandre Aja. Minghella also appears in Aja’s upcoming fantasy horror flick Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe. [Deadline]

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Casting Net: Britt Robertson heads to 'Tomorrowland'; Plus, Max Greenfield, Gina Carano, and more

• Britt Robertson (Under the Dome) scored the lead in Disney’s Tomorrowland, alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. The film — which will be directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and written by Bird, Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Entertainment Weekly’s own Jeff “Doc” Jensen — is about “a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology” who “is launched on a journey to reclaim her future,” according to a Disney press release. The movie is due December 12, 2014.

• Max Greenfield (New Girl) is officially back as Detective Leo! While the actor spilled the beans about his involvement in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie last month, director Rob Marshall sealed the deal in a Kickstarter backer email Thursday. “When I first reached out to Max about being in the movie, he said he’d do the movie for free and pay for his own travel,” Marshall wrote. “This is only one of the many reasons I love Max. It’s also why actors have agents. (Don’t worry, SAG! We are paying Max!)” Greenfield also recorded a video message for his fans before he started filming.
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Casting Net: Tom Hardy eyeing the peak of 'Everest.' Plus: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachelle Lefevre

• Speaking of Dark Knight Rises stars, Anne Hathaway is circling Robopocalypse, Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi spectacular about a near future in which humanity’s increasing reliance on robotics proves our undoing. Based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson and adapted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the WoodsCloverfield), the film also reportedly stars Chris Hemsworth. Former Fox chief Tom Rothman has signed on to produce the film after officially stepping down Jan. 1. [THR, Deadline]

• Speaking of Brokeback Mountain stars, Jake Gyllenhaal is negotiating to join Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Prisoners, about a blue-collar guy trying to find his daughter and best friend after they’re both kidnapped, and frustrated that the police can’t seem to crack the case. Gyllenhaal would play one of those detectives. Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) is directing from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband). [Variety]

• Speaking of…um…actors with dreamy blue eyes, Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) has signed onto two action films. The first: White House Down, starring Channing Tatum as a secret service agent tasked with protecting the president after the White House is taken over; Lefevre will play his ex-wife. The second: Homefront, starring Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent forced to take on a small town meth king (James Franco); Lefevre will play a school psychologist who attempts to explain to Statham’s character that maybe a town ruled by a drug lord isn’t an ideal place to move to. [THR]

• Speaking of Haywire stars only known for action flicks, Gina Carano is attached to an untitled distaff action pic being sold as a female version of The Expendables. Screenwriter Dutch Southern is currently penning a draft of the script, but no director is yet attached. [Variety]

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