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Big Hero 6, Genius, Anti-Claus, The Snowman, Sick Day, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Grimsby (Sony Pictures)

British actress Annabelle Wallis has been set as one of the female leads opposite Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in Grimsby, the Louis Leterrier-directed comedy for Sony Pictures. Strong plays a British black ops agent who’s forced to team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Baron Cohen. Wallis has been cast as one of his suitors.


Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku, Brandon T. Jackson and PJ Byrne are set to start production on Eloise, the Robert Legato-directed psychological thriller… Four friends break into the abandoned institution in hopes of finding a death certificate, which will provide Jacob (Crawford) with the rights to a sizable inheritance. While inside the asylum, the group not only finds that the institution houses a horrifying history but also the truth about their own tragic pasts.

Some Kind of Hate

Ronen Rubinstein (It Felt Like Love) and Disney stars Grace Phipps (Teen Beach Movie) and Sierra McCormick (A.N.T. Farm) will lead the cast of indie horror Some Kind Of Hate, from first-time helmer Adam Egypt Mortimer. Michael Polish (Big Sur), Noah Segan (Looper), Lexi Atkins (Zombeavers), Spencer Breslin (The Happening), Maestro Harrell (Suburgatory), Jasper Polish (The Astronaut Farmer), music producer Jeremy Hawkins aka JHawk, and Brando Eaton (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) also star in the slasher about a bullied teenager who’s sent to a desert reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.

Grey Lady

Natalie Zea (The Other Guys) has taken a lead role in indie feature Grey Lady. She stars as Melissa, a vulnerable aspiring artist who’s targeted by killers seeking vengeance on a Boston detective played by Eric Dane.

Sick Day (Screen Gems)

Johnny Knoxville has come attached to star in Sick Day, the comedy that Jeremy Garelick will direct for Universal Pictures. Jordan Cahan will rewrite the script originated by Garelick…Knoxville will play one of three thirtysomething friends who uphold a tradition of calling in sick one day a year to fulfill fantasies while not getting caught…Garelick’s Screen Gems pic stars Josh Gad and Kevin Hart

Big Hero 6 (The Walt Disney Company)

Maya Rudolph [and Jamie Chung have] signed on to voice [two] of the lead roles in Disney’s upcoming animated movie “Big Hero 6,”

The Snowman (Universal Pictures)

Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel “The Snowman”…Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup.

Anti-Claus (WME Global)

the yuletide horror movie will reunite [director Kevin Smith] with Tusk stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks.

Max Steel

Andy Garcia has been cast in Max Steel, Dolphin Films’ live-action film based on the Mattel toy line. The story centers on teenager Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and his alien companion Steel, who combine special turbo-energy powers to become the superhero Max Steel. Garcia will play Dr. Miles Edwards, a brilliant and mysterious scientist.


Dejon LaQuake has joined the family adventure film Max, about a dog working with Marines in Afghanistan who returns from service after his handler is killed. The man’s devastated family adopts the dog, who ends up bonding with their troubled son (Josh Wiggins). Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death. Thomas Haden Church and Miles Mussenden also star… LaQuake…will play Chuy.

Monster Trucks

Rob Lowe is the latest cast member to join Paramount’s live-action/animation hybrid pic Monster Trucks, which already has set Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till, Holt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, and Barry Pepper.

San Andreas (Warner Bros., Village Roadshow)

Ioan Gruffudd is set to join Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino in New Line’s disaster actioner San Andreas. Johnson stars as a former Special Ops firefighter scouring a post-quake California for his ex-wife and daughter. Fantastic Four star Gruffudd will play Daniel Reddick, a wealthy real estate developer who’s engaged to Johnson’s ex-wife (Gugino).

Don’t Mess With Texas (MGM)

Michael Mosley has joined MGM’s action-comedy “Don’t Mess With Texas” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

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Source: Rotoscopers, Deadline, Thewrap, Variety, Hollywoodreporter

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