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Casting Net: Shia LaBeouf courting Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac.' Plus: Ryan Reynolds, Malin Akerman, Kim Basinger

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• Shia LaBeouf — apparently undeterred by the onslaught of "Shia LaBuff" jokes in the wake of his full-frontal appearance
in a recent Sigur Ros music video — is in talks for an unspecified role in director Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac. As the title implies, the film follows the erotic adventures of a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) from her first sexual experience through age 50, with von Trier shooting both explicit and not-as-explicit versions of the film. Stellan Skarsgard will play the woman's husband, but likely not her only sexual partner, because that would be a bit of a let down, frankly. [THR]

• Ryan Reynolds is going spooky, starring in the psychological thriller Queen of the Night, about a father who begins to think is missing daughter is still alive eight years after she was abducted thanks to a series of unnerving clues. Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) also penned the script with David Fraser. They’ll start shooting in February. [Deadline]

• Malin Akerman is negotiating to join the expanding cast of the thriller Breacher, about a team of DEA agents who start dying off one by one after they use an official operation as cover for a robbery. Arnold SchwarzeneggerSam WorthingtonTerrence Howard, and Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) costar, with Joe Manganiello also recently in talks for a role. David Ayer (Harsh Times) is directing. [Variety]

• Kim Basinger has signed up for the indie drama One Square Mile, as the mother of a troubled teenager (Kelly BlatzProm). Richard JenkinsCam Gigandet, and Analeigh Tipton costar. Charles-Olivier Michaud (Snow & Ashes) is directing. [THR]

• Donald Faison (Clueless, NBC’s Scrubs) is in talks to join Kick-Ass 2 as Dr. Gravity, a heroic compatriot (and Columbia University English major) to the title masked vigilante. Aaron JohnsonChloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all returning for the sequel. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is writing and directing; original helmer Matthew Vaughn is producing. It starts shooting this fall. [Deadline]

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Casting Net: Adam Shankman comedy eyeing all-star cast. Plus: Jude Law, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, Taran Killam

Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to play Robert DeNiro‘s wife in the dark comic thriller Malavita, about a mob family that moves to France under witness relocation, and falls back on old habits. Director Luc Besson adapted the script from Tony Benacquista’s unfortunately titled book Badfellas. [Variety]

Jude Law is being eyed to play silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks in a biopic about his equally famous wife, Mary Pickford. Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) is attached to play Pickford, with director Jennifer DeLia (Billy Bates) also producing with Julie Pacino (yup, the daughter of Al Pacino). [Forbes/Roger Friedman]

• Gillian Anderson will play Haley Joel Osment‘s mother in the sci-fi mystery I’ll Follow You Down, which costars Rufus Sewell as Osment’s missing scientist father, and Victor Garber as his sleuthing grandfather. Director Richie Mehta (Amal) penned the script. [Deadline]

• Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam is set for a very busy hiatus. Already signed for a supporting role in Steve McQueen‘s Twelve Years a Slave towards the end of the summer, Mr. Cobie Smulders will also star opposite Amber Tamblyn in the comedy Growing Up (and Other Lies), directed by Danny Jacobs and Darren Grodsky (Humboldt County). Then Killam will co-star as the romantic rival to Happy EndingsAdam Pally in Killer Rebound Guy, which will serve as the feature directing debut for Funny or Die contributors Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez. [Variety]

• Parks and Recreations‘s Aubrey Plaza has joined the cast of the Shia LaBeouf romantic comedy The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. She’ll join Evan Rachel WoodRupert Grint, Melissa Leo, Til Schweiger, and Mads Mikkelsen. [Latino Review]

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