• Kristen Wiig is reportedly in early talks to join Nasty Baby, a Brooklyn drama from Crystal Fairy director Sebastian Silva. The story follows a gay couple played by Silva and Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married) who are trying to have a kid. Their friend Anna (Wiig, potentially) would carry the baby. The Bridesmaids star can be seen next in Anchorman: The Legend Continues (out Dec. 20) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (out Dec. 25). [The Wrap]
Tag: Left Behind (1-2 of 2)
Casting Net: Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Michael Fassbender's band in 'Frank.' Plus: Ashley Tisdale, Stephen Lang, Vinnie Jones
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been a quiet week in Hollywood, so here’s the top casting news of the last few days:
• Maggie Gyllenhaal will star opposite Michael Fassbender in Frank, an indie comedy about a wild band lead by the titular character (Fassbender) and his fearsome right-hand woman (Gyllenhaal), as seen through the eyes of the group’s newest addition (Domhnall Gleeson, Anna Karenina). Scoot McNairy (Argo), and Jack White drummer Carla Aza costar. Leonard Abrahamson (Adam & Paul) is directing from a script by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare At Goats). [THR]
• Ashley Tisdale will play Nicolas Cage‘s daughter in Left Behind, a remake of the popular faith-based novel series about what happens after the Rapture removes all Christians from the Earth. Longtime stunt coordinator and second unit director Vic Armstrong (Thor, I Am Legend) will direct. [Deadline]
• Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand) have signed up for The 34th Battalion, an Australian production about an Aussie army unit during World War I. Luke Hemsworth, Emilie de Ravin (Lost), and Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives) costar. First-time director Luke Sparke penned the script with his father, Ian Sparke. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Ricky Gervais in talks to star in ‘The Muppets’ sequel. Plus: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Eddie Redmayne, Berenice Bejo
Casting Net: Mireille Enos, Scott Speedman sign on for ‘Queen of the Night.’ Plus: Jon Bernthal to play Robert De Niro’s son
Casting Net: Penn Badgley signs on for drama ‘Parts Per Billion.’ Plus: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Scott Bakula
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