Casting : Coggins, Hemsworth, Chiklis, Rennie

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Lincoln
Walter Coggins (“Predators”, “Justified”) will play Ohio Congressman Wells A. Hutchins in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”. Hutchins is a progressive Democrat who goes against his party and votes in favor of the Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery. (More…)

Parker
Michael Chiklis (“Fantastic Four”) will play the bad guy in “Parker”, the Jason Statham starrer based on the Donald E. Westlake novel series. Taylor Hackford directs the flick – which features the same character Mel Gibson played in “Payback” – which Jennifer Lopez is in talks to play the female lead in. (More…)

The Firm
Juliette Lewis and Josh Lucas will be joined by Callum Keith Rennie (“X-Files : I Want to Believe”) when the TV spin-off of “The Firm”. Rennie will play Mitch McDeere’s (Lucas) older brother, Ray. (More…)

Rush
Chris Hemsworth will star in a film (that’s not a remake of the Jason Patric/Jennifer Jason Leigh movie) based on the life of British Formula One driver James Hunt. Ron Howard will direct the movie, based on a script by Peter Morgan. ”Talks are underway for Hemsworth to play Hunt in the story of his rivalry with Niki Lauda for Formula One circuit dominance in the 1970s. Deals aren’t done yet, but it’s all shaping up for this picture to happen early next year. ” (More…)