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Casting Net: Alicia Silverstone to star in 'Who Gets the Dog?'

•  Who Gets the Dog? has found its lead in Alicia Silverstone. Steven C. Miller will direct from a script by Matt J.L. Wheeler and Rick Rapoza. The romantic comedy follows a divorcing couple that fights for custody of their pet. [Variety]

•  Sharon Stone has been cast as the lead in Darknet. Jacques Malaterre will direct the psychological thriller, which also stars Billy Zane, Gina Gershon, and Caterina Murino. Set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, the film takes a deep dive into the world of organ trafficking. It centers on Stone’s character whose husband is murdered when he nearly uncovers a local police officer (Zane) and his involvement in the trafficking that is organized by a blogger (Gershon). Filming kicks off in New Orleans this spring. [Variety]

•  John Malkovich and Toni Collette are joining Noomi Rapace in Unlocked. The story follows Rapace as a CIA interrogator who unintentionally gives information to terrorists. As a result, she must stop an eminent attack on London. Michael Apted is directing from a script by Peter O’Brien. Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom also star. [Deadline]

•  Guillermo del Toro has signed on to voice a part in Extraordinary Tales. The film, from Raul Garcia, is based on the novel by Edgar Allan Poe. It’s broken into five parts, each with a different animation style that takes inspiration from various artists, including Egon Schiele. Del Toro will be featured in a segment, The Pit and the Pendulum, which centers on a man being tortured during the Spanish Inquisition. Christopher Lee, Julian Sands, and Roger Corman round out the voice cast. [Variety]

•  Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, and Stephen Amell are in talks for Whatever Makes You Happy. The film marks Cindy Chupack’s directorial debut. Based on the novel by William Sutcliffe, and an earlier draft by Mark Andrus, the story follows three suburban mothers, all long-time friends, who spontaneously visit their grown sons in New York City. The film is expected to start shooting in New York City in June. [Variety]

• Noah Wyle is set to star in Shot, an indie film from director Jeremy Kagan. The film explores the aftermath of an accidental shooting by a teenager against an innocent bystander. William Lamborn and Anneke Campbell penned the script, based on a story by Kagan. Production kicks off this February. [The Wrap]

Newcomer Zephyr Benson is joining Chris Cooper in Coming Through the Rye. Benson will play Gerry, the brother to one of two teenagers determined to find author J.D. Salinger. Jim Sadwith is writing and directing the film, which is currently in production. Alex Wolff and Stefania Owen also star as the aforementioned teens. [The Wrap]

•  She’s All That’s Rachael Leigh Cook will star as a neuropsychologist in Mindgate. Based on a script by Spanish sci-fi novelist Juan Miguel Aguilera, the story centers on a scientific project that would create a mental connection between healthy volunteers and quadriplegic patients, in effect allowing the patients into gratifying sexual relationships. Aguilera is directing, marking his foray into feature film. Mindgate is scheduled to shoot this May. [THR]

'RED 2' trailer: Yes, Helen Mirren kicking ass still looks awesome -- VIDEO

A glibly violent lark about retired government secret agents — played by, among others, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren — who find themselves thrust back on the job, the first RED had a great deal of fun staging action sequences with “older” actors at the center of them. Which is to say, they gave Helen Mirren a giant machine gun, and it was kinda amazing.

The sequel has a new director (GalaxyQuest‘s Dean Parisot), the same screenwriters (Jon and Erich Hoeber, based loosely on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis), and, as the new trailer makes clear, the same basic plot: Bruce Willis is retired (this time with his younger, thrill-seeking girlfriend played by Mary-Louise Parker), and finds himself the target of another seeming conspiracy to kill him. This time, it appears to involve Catherine Zeta-Jones (as an old flame) and Anthony Hopkins (as, well, the trailer barely features him, but we know he’s a missing Cold War scientist). And, yet again, Helen Mirren looks awesome kicking ass.

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'RED 2' gets greenlight, Catherine Zeta-Jones joining cast, including Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren

The geriatric gang is getting back together — and getting some new (i.e. young) blood. Summit Entertainment announced today that Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker have all signed on for RED 2, a sequel to the studio’s modest 2010 hit. (It grossed $199 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo.)

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) have joined the cast, and Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) will take over directing reins from the first film’s director, Robert Schwentke. (SPOILER ALERT: RED co-star Morgan Freeman isn’t returning due to the vexing fact that his character died in the first film.) Screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber are officially returning for the second installment; they began penning the script last year.

As is often the case with franchise sequels, RED 2 will take place largely in Europe. It’s set for release on Aug. 2, 2013.

Read more:
EW’s review of ‘RED’
‘RED’: Action Mathematics?
‘RED’ writers working on a sequel. I’m okay with that.

Casting Net: Owen Wilson back in action; Armie Hammer and Ben Kingsley head west for 'Cut Bank'

Cut Bank, from a script that made the 2009 Black List, now has a few bold-faced names to count amongst its cast. Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, and Michael Sheen have joined the crime thriller about a former high school football star looking to break out of his small town in Montana. TV director Matt Shakman (House, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will make his feature film debut with Cut Bank. Teresa Palmer (I am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight) has also been cast. [Deadline]

Ever-expanding horror movie Jessabelle has added two more to its gory numbers. Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down) and Amber Stevens will join the latest from Saw 3D and Saw VI director Kevin Greutert. [Deadline]

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