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Jessica Lange joins Elizabeth Olsen, 'Harry Potter' vet Tom Felton in 'Therese Raquin'

Two-time Oscar winner and American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange will return to the big screen alongside Elizabeth Olsen in Charlie Stratton’s remake of Emile Zola’s erotic thriller, Therese Raquin. Lange replaces Glenn Close as Madam Raquin, the overbearing aunt to Olsen’s Therese, who is having an affair with her bland husband’s (Tom Felton) best friend (Oscar Isaacs). No release date is set.

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'They're all gonna laugh at' who? The new 'Carrie' search narrows

The recent Off-Broadway musical revival of Carrie may have gone down like a gym on fire, but that seemingly hasn’t delayed Kimberly Peirce’s remake of the Stephen King classic. According to Vulture, the Boys Don’t Cry director has narrowed her search to fill Sissy Spacek’s two-inch heels as the titular telekinetic heroine down to two frontrunners — Chloë Grace Moretz and Haley Bennett. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Abigail Breslin gets 'The Hives,' 'Hitchcock' behind-the-scenes flick picks up four more stars

 Toni Collette, Danny HustonMichael Wincott, and Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Stuhlbarg are in talks to join Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. [Variety]

Cate Blanchett, Mia Wasikowska, and 300‘s David Wenham are being placed behind the camera for a change. The three actors will make their directorial debut in a film based on the short stories of Aussie author Tim Winton’s The Turning. [THR]

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Amy Poehler-Adam Scott comedy 'A.C.O.D.' taps Adam Pally of 'Happy Endings'

Happy Endings‘ Adam Pally will join Parks and Recreation‘s Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in the big-screen indie comedy A.C.O.D., EW has learned exclusivelyShort for Adult Children of Divorce, A.C.O.D. features Scott as a subject in a study about the offspring of divorced parents, while Poehler (who, like Pally, is a veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade) stars as the new and third wife of his father, played by Richard Jenkins. (Yes, that means that Poehler is serving as Scott’s stepmother, which sounds like a far cry from the love nerds that the pair embody on Parks.)

“They asked me and I was like, ‘Yeah, I will do whatever you guys want! I will show up as a key grip,” Pally quips to EW. Luckily, Pally was asked to stay in front of the cameras in a supporting role. Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, and Catherine O’Hara are among the other actors in the film, which has begun filming in Atlanta.

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Lily Collins set to star in 'The Mortal Instruments'

Looks like Lily Collins will continue her forays into fantasy film: The Mirror Mirror actress will star in the highly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, based on Cassandra Clare’s best-selling YA series. Collins will play Clary Fray, a New York teenager who joins forces with the demon-fighting Shadowhunters. Also tapped for the film is Norwegian director Harald Zwart, whose past credits include the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther 2.

“Lily Collins is the perfect Clary,” said producer Robert Kulzer in a statement. “Harald Zwart really understands the visuals and heart of The Mortal Instruments. That was crucial to us. Of course, having Cassandra Clare’s support throughout and collaborating with her on this project has been especially rewarding.” READ FULL STORY

Rodrigo Santoro returns as Xerxes in '300: Battle of Artemisia'

EW has confirmed that Rodrigo Santoro will be reprising his rule as villainous, golden ruler Xerxes in the 300 sequel Battle of Artemisia.

As previously reported, Eva Green will play the title role, with Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton taking the lead, and Snow White and the Huntsman‘s relative newcomer Jamie Blackley playing a pivotal role.

Artemisia follows Blackley’s Calisto as he leads a group of soldiers to battle. Details are being closely guarded, though it’s expected to begin filming this summer. Noam Murro (Smart People) is directing, and 300 scribe Kurt Johnstad stayed on to pen the sequel.

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Casting Net: Leonardo DiCaprio no longer alone on 'Wolf,' Halle Berry thrills in 'The Hive'

Leonardo DiCaprio is officially set to step into the loafers of ’80s wheeler-dealer-turned-federal-inmate Jordan Belfort for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street now that the film has acquired its financing. For more information on Wall Street, see Adam Markovitz’s post.

DiCaprio is also eying Alejandro González Iñárritu-helmed The Revenant, about an 1820s bear mauling. [Vulture]

• Emergency responders have never been so sexy! Halle Berry picks up the phone as a 911 call center operator in The Hive. TV stalwart Brad Anderson (Fringe, Boardwalk Empire) will direct Berry, whose character must overcome her fears to save a teen from a psycopath. [Variety]

Hugh Jackman is also getting his thrills in Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies). Jackman’s character is a small-town carpenter who seeks vigilante justice when his daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. READ FULL STORY

Gerard Depardieu will play Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'because I don't like him'

French actor Gerard Depardieu said on Thursday he would play the “arrogant, smug” former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about his fall from grace in a series of sex scandals. “I will do it, because I don’t like him,” said Depardieu, best known for his larger-than-life swashbuckling roles like warrior poet Cyrano de Bergerac or comic book hero Asterix’s huge sidekick Obelix. “He’s not lovable. I think he’s a bit like all the French, a bit arrogant. I don’t much like the French in any case,” he told Swiss television. “He’s very French: arrogant, smug. He’s playable.” READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Tom Hardy revs up for biker movie, Jake Gyllenhaal 'Motor City' deal stalls

• Just a day after Jake Gyllenhaal seemed set to visit Motor City, talks have fallen through due to scheduling. Gary Oldman and Amber Heard are still on board. [Deadline]

Viola Davis turns back the clock again for a Barbara Jordan biopic. Looking to produce the pic with husband Julius Tennon, Davis hopes to play the pioneering politico, the first African-American woman from the South to be voted into the House of Representatives and a major figure in the Watergate hearings. [Variety]


Casting Net: Nicole Kidman replaces Rachel Weisz, Bruce Willis lands action role with a 'Bullet'

Bruce Willis gets some action as a bodyguard to a Mexican politician whose father was murdered by a drug cartel in the new popcorn flick Five Against a Bullet from Alex Litvak (Predators). [Variety]

Scarlett Johansson goes behind the shower curtain as Janet Leigh in The Terminal scribe Sacha Gervasi’s upcomiming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of PsychoAnthony Hopkins portrays the eponymous auteur, with Helen Mirren as his wife and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. [EW]

Mila Kunis will go to Hell & Back in the upcoming underworld animation buddy flick starring Nick Swardson and T.J. Miller. Kunis plays half-human-half-demon. Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani round out the stop-motion comedy’s ensemble. Do we even need to mention it’s R-rated? [Deadline]

Mamie Gummer, Sarah Paulson, and India Muenez (Something in the Air) play estranged, resentful sisters in L.A.-set dramedy Claire’s CambodiaMary Kay Place also joins previously announced cast members Casey Wilson and Wendi McLendon-Covey. [Deadline]

• Life after American Horror Story is anything but for Taissa Farmiga. Vera’s younger sister is joining Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola‘s Bling Ring about the headline-grabbing crime co-op who stole from celebrities in 2008 and 2009. Post-Bling, Farmiga will play the love interest of a teenage murderer (Spencer Lofranco) in Trevor White’s indie Jamesy Boy, also starring Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, and Ving Rhames. [Variety]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead wraps up her Thing- and vampire-slaing spree by playing Adam Scott’s girlfriend in A.C.O.D. Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch also star. [Deadline]

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