In today’s casting news:
- Andrew Garfield is in negotiations to join Helen Mirren in The Woman in Gold, previously titled The Lady in Gold. Daniel Brühl is also in talks.
- Kevin Bacon is set to star in the Blumhouse production 6 Miranda Drive; Radha Mitchell is in talks to star opposite him.
- Jordi Molla will take a villainous turn in the indie feature Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailee Steinfeld.
- It looks like Liam Neeson will have a cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie, as he was recently seen on set filming a short scene.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
First up from the Daily Mail is word that Garfield is in negotiations to join The Woman in Gold. The film centers on “Maria Altmann (Mirren), who joined forces with lawyer Randol Schoenberg to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works that once belonged to her family but were stolen by the Nazis, including Gustav Klimt’s The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Altmann’s aunt.” Garfield will portray Schoenberg. Brühl is in talks to play an Austrian official.
Heat Vision reports that Bacon is set for writer-director Greg Mclean’s 6 Miranda Drive, with Mitchell in talks to join. The pair would play the parents in “a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force with them when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation.” The film is expected to shoot in L.A. this March.
Variety has Molla antagonizing Vaughn’s character in Peter Billingsley’s Term Life, from a script by A.J. Lieberman, who wrote the graphic novel source material with Nick Thornborrow. “Vaughn’s character is hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter, played by Steinfeld. Molla will portray a ruthless and debonair member of the Mexican cartel who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (played by William Levy).”
Finally, The Wrap reports that Neeson was on set of Doug Ellin’s Entourage movie with one Jeremy Piven. Neeson plays himself in the picture, but the story behind his appearance remains undisclosed. Word has him driving a gold Bentley while Piven’s Ari Gold drives a red Ferrari. The original cast returns, “joined by Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father-and-son film financiers.” Entourage opens June 12, 2015.