• Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent), John Cusack (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), and Jason Patric (Speed 2: Cruise Control) will team up with Bruce Willis for The Prince, a Las Vegas-set thriller about a former mob boss who must return to the city when his daughter goes missing. Brian A Miller (House of the Rising Sun) is set to direct. Cusack and Jackson recently appeared together in The Frozen Ground. [Deadline]
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• 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]
• Matthew Modine will appear in the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS alongside Ashton Kutcher. Modine will play former Pepsi-Cola CEO John Sculley, whom Jobs recruited to lead Apple in 1983. It was previously announced that The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad will also join the cast as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the film, due out this fall.
• Paul Giamatti (Rock of Ages) and Sarah Paulson (Game Change) have joined the cast of Twelve Years a Slave, the Steve McQueen-directed drama based on Solomon Northrup’s 1853 historical recounting of a free man who was sold into slavery. The film’s previously announced stars include Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who will play the book’s author. [Variety]
• And in more Civil War-era casting news, Jason Patric is out and The Killing‘s Billy Campbell is in on the upcoming Civil War feature Copperhead, which centers on two feuding families in 1883. Patric was asked to leave the film over disputes with director Ron Maxwell, according to reports. [Deadline]
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