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Casting Bits: Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton, Reese Witherspoon

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 05/15/2013


Casting Bits: Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton, Reese Witherspoon, Al Pacino, Samuel L Jackson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine and Amanda Seyfried



Scarlett Johansson Joins Downey Jr In Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’

Scarlett Johansson will have a supporting role in Jon Favreau’s next directorial project ‘Chef.’ The film, written, directed and starring Favreau, will also star Robert Downey Jr., Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.



Michelle Williams & Joel Edgerton Set To Star In A Remake Of ‘The Double Hour’

Word out of the Cannes Film Festival is that Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are pegged to star in a remake of Giuseppe Capotondi’s Italian film, ‘The Double Hour.’ Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) will both write and direct the project.



Philip Seymour Hoffman To Star In John Slattery’s ‘God’s Pocket’

Park Pictures Features send word that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star in ‘God’s Pocket,’ the upcoming feature directorial debut from Emmy-nominee John Slattery (Mad Men, Flags of Our Fathers). Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro will co-star.



Samuel L. Jackson Joins Hailee Steinfeld In ‘Barely Lethal’

Variety are reporting that Samuel L. Jackson has joined Hailee Steinfeld in Kyle Newman’s ‘Barely Lethal’ The action comedy features Steinfeld as a 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a “normal” adolescence.



Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green’s ‘Manglehorn,’ Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

 Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on “Manglehorn,” which will see Pacino as “an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life.”



Reese Witherspoon Joins Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro In Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Deadline are reporting that Reese Witherspoon is joining Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice.’ Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute and finance the film, which Anderson has adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s soft-boiled crime novel.


Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine & Amanda Seyfried Join ‘Z for Zachariah’

Material Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks send word that Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine and Amanda Seyfried have joined director Craig Zobel’s (Compliance) ‘Z for Zachariah.’ Nissar Modi is providing the screenplay for the post-apocalyptic thriller, adapting Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 novel. The film is a psychological thriller set after an apocalyptic event.


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