A couple of casting stories for you this evening. Amanda Seyfried has joined Summit’s thriller Gone. Directed by Heitor Dhalia, the film tells the story of a girl who returns home after the night shift to find her sister’s bed empty. She’s convinced that the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. Allison Burnett (Untraceable) wrote the screenplay. Seyfried will next be seen in Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood which opens on March 11th.
ER alum Goran Visnjic has joined the cast of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Visnjic will play Dragan Armansky, the CEO of the security firm that employs the protagonist Lisbeth Salander. His character appears in all three books of the trilogy, and Deadline reports that Visnjic has signed on for the two subsequent film adaptations as well. Dragon Tattoo stars Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgaard, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Joley Richardson. Filming is currently underway, with the film set to be released on December 21st.