Casting : Vaughn, Fishburne, Huppert, Fassbender


Vince Vaughn will reunite with “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School” co-star Will Ferrell in “Daddy’s Home”, a Paramount comedy about “a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Vaughn) arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.” Etan Coen directs, with Ferrell’s production shingle on producing duties. (Coming Soon)

“Hannibal” star Laurence Fishburne will headline “The Signal”, Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller gearing up for a New Mexico shoot next week. The film, also starring Brenton Thwaites, Sarah Chalke, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye and Robert Longstreet, will tell of “three college freshmen becoming the targets of a rival computer hacker and being lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert.” (Variety)

Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg have signed for Joachim Trier’s English-language debut ”Louder Than Bombs”. “The family drama revolves around the character of a famous, late war photographer played by Huppert. On the eve of a retrospective of work, some three years after her untimely death, her husband and two sons discover an unsettling secret from her past.”
Byrne will play the husband and Eisenberg one of the sons. ”Louder Than Bombs is a character-driven piece so I am obviously thrilled to have such incredible actors working with me on this,” Trier commented. “Isabelle, Jesse, and Gabriel are all actors I have wanted to work with for a long time, so having them play together as one family feels remarkable.” (Screen Daily)

Michael Fassbender is circling “Slow West”, a western from writer-director John Maclean, that is tentatively scheduled to shoot in New Zealand and the UK at the end of the year. The film would reunite the “Prometheus” actor with Film4, who he’s recently signed to play ‘Macbeth’ for in a new film from Justin Kurzel. (Screen Daily).