10 Breaking Bits


1. Gabourey Sidibe has joined the spooktackular cast of “American Horror Story : Coven” (THR)

2. Speaking of, “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy has cast an unknown, Travis Tope, in his remake of the 1976 horror thriller “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”. (Heat Vision)

3. Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox are joining Daniel Radcliffe in the “Woman in Black” sequel. Kelly LeBrock isn’t reprising her role as… oh wait, wrong movie. (THR)

4. Aussie Sam Worthington is joining Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Beharie and Brit Marling in Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room”. “Set in the dying days of the Civil War, Worthington plays a soldier who has broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army and encounters women who have been left to fend for themselves.” (Deadline)

5. Deadline are calling bullshit (how ironic) on the Tom Hiddleston as The Crow rumour. Instead, they say Alexander Skarsgard’s been offered the part. Deadline, what we would do without your continuing plight to inject morals, credibility and accuracy into the online journalism world!?

6. Colin Firth has a couple of goodies lined up; first, the lead in Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service”, and secondly, he’s been lassoed into playing male lead in Woody Allen’s next. (Deadline)

7. Kevin Costner will produce and star in Indie drama “Black and White”, from “Upside of Anger” writer/director Mike Binder. “In the Binder-scripted drama, Costner plays a grandfather, widowed after the car crash death of his wife, who has raised his own bi-racial granddaughter since his daughter died in childbirth. The child’s paternal grandmother surfaces to wage a custody battle over the little girl, and the thrust becomes about race and where she should grow up.” (Deadline)

8. Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, and Archie Panjabi are set for Mikey Cahill’s “I Origins”. ”Pitt plays a molecular biologist who, together with his brilliant lab partner (Marling) uncovers startling evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.” (Deadline)

9. Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are set to star opposite Will Ferrell in ”The Spoils Of Babylon”, IFC’s six-episode miniseries produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny Or Die. “In the vein of The Thorn Birds and Winds of War, the epic story of The Spoils of Babylon chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business. As the story unfolds, the booze, the passion and the heartache lead to illegal arms deals and international espionage with the Shah of Iran (also played by Ferrell) not to mention the creation of the doomed sub-prime market. Maguire will play Devon Morehouse, who as an orphaned child was taken in by future oil magnate Jonas Morehouse, and his daughter, Cynthia (Wiig). Devon and Cynthia will go on to run Morehouse Enterprises, the seventh largest company in the world, together while fighting their feelings for each other.” (Deadline)

10. James Ponsoldt will direct Hilary Clinton biopic “Rodham” (The Wrap)