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Film Casting: CLAVIUS, Kate Beckinsale in THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM

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Clavius, The Disappointments Room, 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.

Horrible Bosses

Relativity Studios is teaming with “Horrible Bosses” writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley on prison comedy “All Day and a Night.”…which follows a TV news crew doing a story on a day in the life of two prison guards — on a day when a riot breaks out…The script was written by Paul Ruehl and the late Lester Lewis and is based on an idea from Goldstein and Daley.

Shaolin Temple

Andrew Dominik, the writer-director of Chopper and Killing Them Softly, has been set to write the script for Shaolin Temple for Fast And Furious‘ Justin Lin to direct.

The 3D film is a remake of the 1982 film which marked the screen debut of iconic martial artist Jet Li, and was based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty.

Operator

Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding…Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson.

Mission Impossible 5

Ving Rhames [is] set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:I-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner

Threshold

Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless), Derek Magyar (Phantom, No One Lives), Courtney Daniels (The Girl in the Book), and Rich Paul (Sons Of Anarchy) star in the tale of a couple who’ve struggled to conceive who adopt the ideal little boy…[the film] is directed by first-timer Jason Eric Perlman

Clavius

Peter Firth has been cast as Pontius Pilate in LD Entertainment’s Clavius, opposite Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Leonor Watling, Antonio Gil, Maria Botto, and Cliff Curtis also have joined the 1st century-set mystery thriller…Kevin Reynolds directs the film…Paul Aiello scripted with Reynolds

The Disappointments Room

Mel Raido (“The Informers”) is set to star opposite Kate Beckinsale in Relativity Studios’ dramatic thriller “The Disappointments Room,”

D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia”) is directing from an original screenplay by “Prison Break” star and “Stoker” scribe Wentworth Miller, which Caruso then rewrote.

Inspired by chilling true events, ”The Disappointments Room” chronicles one family’s terror-filled encounter within their own home. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Beckinsale), David (Raido) and their 5-year-old son Lucas move into a beautiful old rural home that’s everything the family dreams of — and more. Hidden within the attic is a secret room, and when frightening, unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to the room, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied to her own.

Fresno

Judy Greer and 2014 Orange is the New Black Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne are set for sisterly shenanigans in Fresno, the latest feature from director Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee). The comedy follows lonely but stoic lesbian Martha (Lyonne), whose sister Shannon (Greer), a sex addict with no impulse control and a long history of poor decisions, winds up back in Fresno cleaning hotel rooms with her. When they accidentally kill a guest, the sisters are forced to confront their unpleasant co-dependent relationship.

Fresno is scripted by Community and Portlandia writer Karey Dornetto

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Source: Deadline, Variety, Thewrap

 

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