Casting : Untitled Doremus film, Knives Out, True, Designated Survivor

Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gary Gubler have joined Drake Doremus’ next, which gets underway in Los Angeles this week.

The screenplay, which Doremus co-wrote with novelist Jardine Libaire, is set in present day Los Angeles and follows Daphne (Woodley), a thirtysomething woman navigating love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places. (Deadline)


Ana de Armas (“Blade Runner 2049”) will star opposite Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield and Michael Shannon in writer-director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”.

Shooting begins next month on the detective murder-mystery. (Deadline)


Mark Ruffalo will star in the limited HBO series “I Know This Much is True” for director.

The six-episode series is based on Wally Lamb’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name and follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in what is described as an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness that is set against the backdrop of 20th century America. Ruffalo will play twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey. (THR)


Anthony Edwards and Julie White have joined “Designated Survivor” for it’s third season and first for Netflix.

Edwards will play Mars Harper, the President’s Chief of Staff. Harper is likable and folksy in his manner, and uses that gentility to impose his will. Savvy, experienced, and professional, Harper has served many administrations in many capacities. He is respected by all, regardless of party or ideological orientation. He’s come to impart discipline and organization to a West Wing that, from his perch, has lacked focus. He will clash with other staff when he sees that the President’s (Kiefer Sutherland) needs are not made number one, which will at times put him at odds with the new Campaign Manager, (White) who might have her own agenda. (Deadline)

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