Casting : McCallany, Hader, Steinfeld, Oz, Wilde, Garner, Caine, Brody, Leigh, Welling, Rapace and more…


Holt McCallany (“Gangster Squad”) will join Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis in the untitled cyber terrorism flick being directed by Michael Mann. ”he plot is being kept quiet, but McCallany will play a street-smart U.S. Marshal charged with the custody of Hemsworth’s character” (Deadline)

Bill Hader (“Adventureland”) will star in “Lawless”, an indie comedy being produced by Mike White and David Bernad via their RipCord Productions.Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, who wrote the script, make their feature directorial debuts on the picture. ”The story centers on a high school reunion committee chairman in Middle America, still searching for acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20th reunion. Unfortunately, that guy is now an actor in commercials, so the committee chairman flies to L.A. and finds himself in the arcane world of celebrities.” A Summer shoot in Atlanta is being eyed. (The Hollywood Reporter)

“True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld will star opposite Sam Worthington in “For The Dogs”, an Oren Moverman-scripted flick that “centers on a solitary assassin (Worthington) who agrees to help a precocious teenager (Steinfeld) exact revenge on those who murdered her parents and younger brother. His guidance unleashes events that ultimately stoke her thirst for vengeance while he desperately seeks peace and absolution.” (Deadline)

Frank Oz will direct Billy Crystal in “Winter’s Disconnect”, an adult comedy starring the legendary funnyman as “a widower who moves into a reputed, active mature community in an attempt to reinvigorate his sex life.” Producer Chuck Roven said, “We’re thrilled by the way this project is coming together. We are big believers in the humor and the emotion in this story and we think that Frank and Billy have a terrific take on the material that will connect with audiences everywhere.” (Deadline)

Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass will star in the Lionsgate thriller “Reawakening”, a David Gelb film about ”a research team that discovers a way to bring the dead to life. When the lead doctor’s daughter dies, she is given the serum, which leads to horrifying results.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Former “The OC” star Adam Brody has joined the cast of Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man Too”. “His character Isaac is a former frat brother of Kevin Hart’s Cedric who shows up and, to everyone’s surprise, is white. The movie, like the first 2012 Screen Gems film, is based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling relationships book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. ” (Deadline)

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, and David Thewlis are set to lend their voices to the film version of stage play “Anomalisa”, which Charlie Kaufman will co-direct with Duke Johnson. “The film follows Michael, a man who is struggling with his inability to connect with people. Everyone in the world seems the same to Michael until he meets Lisa.” (Screen Daily)

Jennifer Garner and Michael Caine have joined Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale in Dan Fogelman’s “Imagine.” The pic “centers on a rocker (played by Pacino) who decides to change his life after discovering a letter written to him by John Lennon — prompting him to track down his biological son, whom he’s never met.” (Variety)

“Shameless” star Jeremy Allen White will star in the new found-footage project “Glimmer” for Dreamworks. The film “revolves around a group of teenagers that takes a camping trip to investigate a series of missing persons. The teens end up discovering a portal that takes them back in time and traps them during the 1970s. White will play the lead boy, haunted by the disappearance of his brother.” A Summer start is being planned for Atlanta. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Former “Smallville” star Tom Welling has joined the cast of Kevin Costner’s next “Draft Day”. ”Welling will play Brian Drew, a veteran quarterback in the crossroads of his career, in the story about a Cleveland Browns GM (Costner) who attempts to trade up for the first pick in the NFL Draft and save football in the city.” Ivan Reitman directs. (Deadline)

Matthias Schoenarts and Noomi Rapace will play the leads in Protagonist/Thunder Road’s “Alive Alone”, a thriller that focuses on the relationship between an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay, and a woman who is on the run from a crime boss. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Khurram Longi (Deadline)