Various Casting Bits : Dark Knight Rises, Odd Thomas, Wallflower, Big Sur, Liars All

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The Dark Knight Rises
Nestor Carbonell looks set to reprise his role as Gotham City’s Mayor, a role he originated in “The Dark Knight” for “The Dark Knight Rises” (More…)

Love, Scotch and Death
Michael C.Hall will reunite with his “Dexter” creator James Manos, Jr for the feature “Love, Scotch and Death”. The film, co-starring Vera Farmiga, tells of a man who “after returning from a stressful vacation, he discovers his parents have died of natural causes together in bed, which forces him to navigate his way past an unsympathetic funeral director, his bewildered children and manic wife, an eccentric priest and some over-sexed neighbors. There is also an arrest for assault and the death of his wife’s beloved dog.” (More…)

Odd Thomas
Patton Oswalt (“Caprica”) will play Oswald “Ozzie” P. Boone in Stephen Sommers’ film adaptation of Dean Koontz’ “Odd Thomas”. Boone is a sculpture designer who makes something for the title character (Anton Yelchin) to wear around his neck. Gugu Mbatha-Raw has also joined the cast. (More…)

Great Expectations
Helena Bonham-Carter and Jeremy Irvine are in talks to play Miss Havisham and Pip, respectively, in director Mike Newell’s new film version of the Charles Dickens novel. (More…)

Untitled Anna Faris Stalker Comedy
Paramount has snapped up a pitch by “Scary Movie” alum Anna Faris which is being developed as a starring vehicle for the actress. The film, somewhat of a comedic take on the “Single White Female”-style movies, tells of a woman who realizes her roommate is the stalker from hell. (More…)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“Vampire Diaries”‘ Nina Dobrev has been cast as Candace in the film based on Stephen Chbosky’s novel ”The Perks of Being A Wallflower”, which the author is adapting for ”Harry Potter”’s Emma Watson and Logan Lerman as well as Paul Rudd. (More…)

When Corruption Was King
Mark Wahlberg will produce a film based on the story of the mob’s best and most trusted lawyer, who ultimately helped take his clients down. Wahlberg may play the lead but that’s undecided at the moment. There’s also talk of Wahlberg doing a remake of “Billy Jack”. (More…)

Liars All
Matt Lanter, Gillian Zinser, Torrance Coombs and Sara Paxton are a lock for Brian Brightly’s story of a group of friends celebrating New Year’s Eve in London by playing a provocative game that ultimately gets terribly out of control. (More…)

Big Sur
Michael Polish has cast Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas in his his Jack Kerouac bio (Barr playing the author). The film, which will also feature the likes of Henry Thomas, Radha Mitchell and Anthony Edwards, covers Kerouac’s move from New York to Northern California, as he tries to rediscover himself after badly handling the fame, drugs and decadent lifestyle. (More…)