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Casting Net: Paul Wesley to star in and produce 'Convergence'

• The Vampire DiariesPaul Wesley will star in Convergence, a vehicle for him to star in and produce. Little is known about the plot at this time, but the film is said to follow a group of underground biotech engineers who experiment with a new technology that exceeds their expectations. Jeff Richard wrote the script. Filming is planned for next spring in Shanghai and Atlanta. [Deadline]

• Sam Huntington, of Being Human fame, has been cast as the lead in Finding Sofia. Nico Casavecchia is directing the indie comedy, which follows Huntington as a young filmmaker who buys a ticket to Buenos Aires on a whim to visit a girl he met online named Sofia (Andrea Carballo). Upon his arrival, he discovers Sofia lives with her boyfriend and his assistant. Principal photography starts Monday in Argentina. [Variety]

• Shailene Woodley is up for a role in writer-director Oliver Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden project. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the NSA contractor who leaked classified documents, with Woodley eyeing the role of his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. The film is based on two books: Time of the Octopus by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, and The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by journalist Luke Harding. [The Wrap]

• Jude Law is in talks to play the villain in Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table. The pair previously worked together in the Sherlock Holmes franchise. Charlie Hunnam stars as Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Joby Harold penned the script, and will produce with Ritchie. The story is unknown at this time. The film is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release. [Variety]

• Fury’s Jon Bernthal is in talks for The Accountant. The thriller, from Gavin O’Connor, stars Ben Affleck as an accountant by day and assassin by night. J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick are also in negotiations for the film. Details about Bernthal’s potential role are unknown at this time. Bill Dubuque wrote the script for the film, which is scheduled to begin production in January. [The Wrap]

• Richard Gere has claimed the lead in Oppenheimer Strategies from writer-director Joseph Cedar. The story follows a small-time operator, Norman Oppenheimer, who befriends a down-on-his-luck politician. Fast-forward three years: the politician has become a world leader, and Norman’s life has drastically changed in both good and bad ways. Shooting kicks off January 12 in New York. [Deadline]

• Christine Lahti has signed on for The Steps. Andrew Currie is directing and producing the indie drama, which stars James Brolin and Jason Ritter. The film follows a son, Jeff (Ritter), who spends the weekend at his father’s lake house where he meets his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding wrote the script. [Deadline]

• Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham, Zulay Henao, Rob Riley, Mo McRae, Hill Harper, and Lala Anthony have been in cast in Destined. Qasim “Q” Basir is directing the film, which follows Rasheed Smith down two different life paths: In one, he goes to prison and becomes the leader of a criminal empire; the other shows him as an ambitious college graduate, working his way up at an architectural firm. The film is currently shooting in Detroit. [Deadline]

• Olivia Cooke, known for Bates Motel and Ouija, is eyeing a central role in director Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur. The film stars Jack Huston as the titular Jewish prince who is betrayed by his friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell), and subsequently forced into slavery. Cooke is up for the role of Ben-Hur’s sister, Tirzah. Ayelet Zurer, Morgan Freeman, and Pedro Pascal also star. Keith Clarke and John Ridley wrote the script, which was adapted from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel; the novel was first brought to the screen in the 1959 Charlton Heston-starring feature. Production kicks off early next year in Europe. The film is scheduled for a February 2016 release. [The Wrap]

Jude Law fights for his share of a sunken treasure in 'Black Sea' trailer

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A submarine isn’t exactly the safest place for a fight: As soon as the boat descends, there’s no way out if something goes awry. And that’s exactly what drew director Kevin Macdonald to Black Sea, a film that follows a group of seamen on the search for treasure. “Like in space, if something goes wrong, you’re dead,” Macdonald told EW last year. And from the looks of the trailer, a lot goes wrong.

Jude Law plays the mission’s leader, a man who’s lost his job and his family before discovering what he thinks is a Russian U-Boat carrying tons of gold. He assembles a crew to join him out at sea, and together they embark on their drama-filled hunt. “What happens when one of them starts to figure out that their share gets bigger when there is less people to share it with?” one man asks Law’s character at a point of tension in the trailer. Gun violence, explosions, and floods—all inside the submarine—ensue. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Jude Law to play a literary 'Genius' opposite Colin Firth; Plus Ben Kingsley, Chace Crawford, more

• Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) will join Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) in theater director Michael Grandage’s film debut Genius. The film recounts the complex friendship between renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) and literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Perkins, adapted for the screen by John Logan (The Aviator). [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

Jude Law is Dom Hemingway, a drunken poet with anger issues -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Jude Law is a good-looking man. No doubt about it. But he’s always been more fun to watch when he plays ugly. Remember his Road to Perdition hitman, with the jungle-cat saunter and filed-down teeth?

In Dom Hemingway, which opens April 2, Law plays a notorious safe-cracker who’s suffered some bumps and bruises along the way. His nose is crooked, his hair is retreating, and when confronted, he clearly leads with his chin — or some other part of his face. After 12 years in prison, he’s back out — loud and brash — expecting some payback from the gangster gents he protected. But his triumphant return to the glamorous high life is disrupted by several turns, notably his pangs of obligation to his practically orphaned daughter (Emilia Clarke).

It’s a complicated story, but then, Dom Hemingway is a complicated man. Or maybe it’s a rather simple story and Dom is a very simple man. Either way, he’s not boring. “[The movie] is like going down to the pub with him, for an hour and a half,” says Jude Law. “It’s worth it.”

Click below for an exclusive featurette about the man, the myth, and self-styled legend, Dom Hemingway. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Jude Law in talks to join Melissa McCarthy in spy comedy; Plus, Idris Elba, more

• Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is in talks to join Melissa McCarthy (The Heat) and Rose Byrne (Insidious: Chapter 2) in the upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper. Jason Statham (The Transporter) has also been confirmed to co-star in the upcoming film, which centers on the adventures of a James Bond-esque female spy. [The Wrap] READ FULL STORY

'Grand Budapest Hotel': Take a peek inside Wes Anderson's inn -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Grand-Budapest-Hotel-02When Wes Anderson thinks “hotel,” he doesn’t think bed bugs and low-pressure showers. He thinks luxury, in the way the best hotels used to be run.

“In those days, it was the hotel’s job to take care of all of your needs — before you even knew you needed them,” says Bob Balaban, one of the many familiar faces gracing Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

In the exclusive behind-the-scenes video below, see Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, and many more Anderson first-timers and favorites talk about why they needed to inhabit this world: READ FULL STORY

Jude Law beefs up to play a blue-collar mariner in 'Black Sea' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

Jude Law is a handsome man. He’s got the look of a wealthy, privileged playboy and has been cast as such more than a few times in his career. So when The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald started looking for a blue-collar guy to take on the lead role in his submarine thriller Black Sea, it’s easy to understand why he was hesitant to even consider the golden boy.

“I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy,” Macdonald told EW. “If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.’”

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Jude Law channels his inner-mobster in 'Dom Hemingway' trailer -- VIDEO

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Making his comeback to the big screen as a foul-mouthed, safe-cracking gangster, Jude Law stars in the London-based crime comedy Dom Hemingway.

Alongside Foster actor Richard E. Grant and Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Law’s Dom Hemingway is a bad-tempered, overweight thief who, after serving a 12-year prison sentence on behalf of his boss, is eager to collect the cash he feels is owed to him for keeping his mouth shut. While Hemingway returns to the extravagant lifestyle that landed him behind bars, he is forced to deal with another part of his past he left behind: reconnecting with his estranged daughter Evelyn (Clarke).

Dom Hemingway opens in U.K. theaters Nov. 15 and in the U.S. on April 4, 2014. Watch the U.K. trailer below:
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Casting Net: J. Lo in Chilean miner drama, 'Harry Potter' actor joins 'Eliza Graves,' more

Jennifer Lopez may be the latest network exec, but she’s still a movie star. The triple-threat singer is set to star opposite Antonio Banderas in The 33, a film based on the true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a mine for 69 days in 2010. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro have also joined the cast of the Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna)-directed drama. [THR]
Argo actor Scoot McNairy will join Jude Law in Black Sea, about a search for sunken treasure aboard a submarine in the — you guessed it — Black Sea. Kevin MacDonald is directing the Focus Features film. [Deadline]

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Fox Searchlight checks in to Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Fox Searchlight has acquired Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and is eyeing a late 2013/early 2014 release date, EW has confirmed. If you need 11 incentives to see the movie: Ralph Fiennes, Jason Schwartzman, Ed Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson are all in it.

Screen Daily first reported the news with this plot summary ”The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.”

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