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Casting Net: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart to voice animated pets; Plus, Jesse Owens biopic, more

• Louis C.K. (American Hustle), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), and Kevin Hart (Ride Along) will all provide voices for the next animated film from the creators of Despicable Me. Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures will produce the action comedy set in a Manhattan apartment building, which is currently being called Untitled Pets Movie. Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) will direct with Yarrow Cheney from a script by Despicable Me writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Stonestreet and Louis C.K. will voice rival dogs, while Hart will play bunny Snowball, the leader of an army of abandoned pets. The film is scheduled for a February 2016 release. [Deadline]

• Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria) will star in two upcoming independent films, shooting them back to back. Warren will first co-star with Max Burkholder (The Purge) in the comedy Babysitter from writer-director Morgan Krantz and then in The Sphere and the Labyrinth from writer-director Michael Robertson Moore, playing a science-fiction author. [The Wrap]

On the scene with Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Louis C.K., and David O. Russell at the 'American Hustle' premiere

Damn, it must feel good to be a hustler. Coming off a  New York Film Critics Circle best picture win and whispers of Oscars buzzing in the air, the stars of American Hustle celebrated the film’s world premiere Sunday night at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater.

Inspired by the 1978 Abscam scandal in which the FBI set up a sting operation to capture corrupt political officials, the dramedy started off as a kernel of an idea in the mind of screenwriter and executive producer Eric Warren Singer 15 years ago. But for him, the movie all started with one character — irresistibly charming con man Irving Rosenfeld, played by Christian Bale. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Louis C.K. aiming to team up with director David O. Russell

Louis C.K. is in negotiations for an unspecified role in Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell‘s upcoming drama that once held the title American Bulls—. Costarring Christian BaleBradley CooperJeremy Renner, and Amy Adams, the film is based on the true story of a con artist to who aided the F.B.I. in a massive corruption sting operation. Eric Singer (The International) wrote the screenplay. [THR]

• Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & PrejudiceRobin Hood) will star in Epic, a U.K. comedy about a touched-in-the-head filmmaker who teams up with the head of the (fictitious) Autonomous Republic of Karastan to make a sweeping epic movie about the medieval architect of the country. Macfadyen is taking over the role from Ethan Hawke. Ben Hopkins (The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz) is directing from the script he penned with Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love). [Variety]

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Casting Net: Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay join new Woody Allen film. Plus: Ashley Tisdale, Elijah Wood, Johnny Galecki

• Here’s something you don’t see every day. Director Woody Allen announced today that he’s cast comedians Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay in his latest, untitled film, which will be shot in New York and San Francisco. The stand-ups will join Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins, and Peter Sarsgaard.

• Frankly, it’s surprising it took this long for a High School Musical alum to do a movie like this. Ashley Tisdale will play the lead in the horror flick parody Scary Movie 5. Malcolm D. Lee (Soul Men) will direct. [Deadline]

• A small town pawn shop in the American South will be the nexus for the impressive ensemble cast writer-director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared) has assembled for his black comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles. Joining actor-producer Paul WalkerMatt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Vincent D’Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Norman Reedus, Ashlee Simpson, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, DJ Qualls, Michael CudlitzPell James, and Kevin Rankin. Phew! [Deadline]

The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and actress Mickey Sumner (The Borgias) have all joined CBGB, about the renown New York punk rock club. Galecki will play band manager Terry Ork; Hawkins will play Iggy Pop; and Sumner will play Patti Smith. They join Alan Rickman (as club owner Hilly Crystal), Malin Akerman (as Debbie Harry), and Rupert Grint (as guitarist Cheetah Chrome). Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) will direct. [Deadline, THRVariety]

• Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and Douglas Booth (The Pillars of the Earth) have been cast in director Darren Aronofsky‘s Biblical epic Noah as Noah’s sons Ham and Shem, respectively. Russell Crowe will play the famed ark builder. [Deadline]

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