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Film Casting: YELLOW BIRDS, INTERN’S HANDBOOK, RUNNER, AMERICAN SNIPER

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The Yellow Birds, The Intern’s Handbook, The Runner, American Sniper, 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.

My All American

Robin Tunney and Sarah Bolger have joined the cast of inspirational football drama My All American. Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock star in director Angelo Pizzo’s true story of 1960s University of Texas football great Freddie Steinmark and his relationship with legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal. Tunney will play Gloria Steinmark, Freddie’s loving, supportive mother. Bolger plays Linda Wheeler, Steinmark’s high school sweetheart who follows him to college.

The Tourist

Brett Dalton has booked a role in the indie drama The Tourist for writer-director Evan Oppenheimer. He will play Eric Lazard, a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman (Alessandra Mastronardi). Stana Katic and Emil Atack also star.

Selma

Tessa Thompson has joined the cast of Selma, Ava DuVernay’s drama about the often violent 1965 marches in Selma, AL, that marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights movement. She will play Diane Nash, a civil rights activist and adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) who is connected to his day-to-day operations. Tom Wilkinson and Carmen Ejogo also star.

American Sniper

Joel Lambert has secured a role in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. He’ll play a Delta sniper who is sent on a mission with his partner (Owain Yoeman) as they join legendary marksman Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper).

The Yellow Birds

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter have come aboard the Iraq war drama…The pic revolves around a 21-year-old (Poulter), who promises the mother of a teen he meets in boot camp (Sheridan) that he will watch over the soldier as they are deployed to Iraq. Cumberbatch will play Sgt. Sterling, who takes the young men under his wing.

The Runner

Nicolas Cage is set to star as an idealistic but flawed New Orleans congressman in Austin Stark‘s (Infinitely Polar Bear) The Runner…Cage stars as New Orleans congressman Colin Price, who is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed by a sex scandal

Sleeping With Other People

[Sleeping With Other People] has added Amanda Peet,…Jason Mantzoukas, and Natasha Lyonne to its cast…Sleeping With Other People stars Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as a womanizer and a serial cheater who form a platonic relationship to overcome their infidelity issues…Adam Scott, who has also joined the cast.

The Intern’s Handbook

Sony Pictures has nabbed the rights to The Intern’s Handbook: A Thriller, with plans to turn the project into a vehicle for actor Dave Franco.

Oren Uziel…is on board to write the script, based on a novel by Shane Kuhn.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur of Original Film…will produce along with Circle of Confusion’s Brad Mendelsohn and David Alpert.

Will

Michel Hazanavicius…will next direct “Will,” Paramount’s comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Zach Galifianakis is attached to topline the project

Voyage of Time

Terrence Malick[‘s]…documentary Voyage of Time has been brewing for several years already, with Brad Pitt revealed as the narrator…Now, as the film inches closer to theaters, Malick’s added another big name to the cast. Cate Blanchett will also lend her voice to the movie, which does nothing less than attempt to cover “the whole of time.”

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Variety, Slashfilm, Deadline

 

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