Casting News : Evil Knievel, Pines, Arrow, More


Evil Knievel
Ric Roman Waugh will direct an adaptation of the Leigh Montville biography “The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend.” Waugh’s pics for Knievel? Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy or Chris Hemsworth – so yeah, basically whoever was on the “Mad Max Fury Road” wishlist. (More…)

Crooked Arrows
Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) will star in the Steve Rash (“American Pie Presents : Band Camp”) directed LaCrosse film. The story follows a rag-tag Native American high school lacrosse team that is forced to join the local prep school league, which is comprised of better trained and equipped rivals. Routh will play the tribal chairman’s part-Native American entrepreneurial son who is tasked with coaching the reservation’s motley lacrosse team in the hopes that he’ll reconnect with his fellow tribe members. An unlikely and uplifting journey to the prep league’s championship game ensues. (More…)

Place Beyond the Pines
Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover 2″) is in talks to join Ryan Gosling in the multi-generational crime drama. Gosling will portray a pro motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, when he crosses paths with an officer, played by Cooper, in a confrontation that spirals into a generational feud. Derek Cianfrance directs (More…)

More As This Story Develops
Sam Waterson (“Law & Order”, “The Killing Fields”) has joined the cast of the new Jeff Daniels/Aaron Sorkin series about a cable news division. Waterston will play Charles Skinner, the president of the news sector. (More…)