A few casting notices:
- Writer/director J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost) cast Albert Brooks and Catalina Sandino Moreno opposite Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, and Alfred Molina in A Most Violent Year.
- Emily Mortimer and Julianne Nicholson join Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld in Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman‘s adaptation of Ten Thousand Saints.
- Gabriel Byrne signed on to star alongside Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Martin Sheen, and Rodrigo Santoro in The 33, a story about the 2010 Chilean mining accident that trapped 33 miners for 69 days.
More on each project after the break.
A Most Violent Year is set in 1981, a year marked by violent crime in New York: “The film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.” According to Deadline, Brooks will play Isaac’s attorney in a neat Drive reunion. The Wrap provides no details on Sandino Moreno’s role in their report. Chandor will begin shooting soon in New York.
Ten Thousand Saints is also set in 1980s New York, a coming-of-age story about “three screwed-up young people and their equally screwed-up parents in the age of CBGB’s, yuppies and the tinderbox of gentrification that exploded into the Tompkins Square Riots.” According to THR, Mortimer will play Hawke’s ballerina girlfriend, while Nicholson is Hawke’s hippie ex-wife. Production began this week in New York.
Deadline reports Byrne will play Andre Sougarret, “the engineering genius who masterminded the miraculous rescue,” in The 33. James Brolin, Oscar Nuñez, Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino, and Alejandro Goic also star. Director Patricia Riggen (Girl in Progress) is set to shoot on location in Colombia.