Casting Call: Angela Bassett Joins THIS MEANS WAR; Dougray Scott to Co-Star in UNITED

     November 29, 2010


We have a couple casting stories to report to you this morning.  First up, Angela Bassett has joined the cast of McG’s action-romantic-comedy This Means War.  The film centers on a couple of best friends/international spies (played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who wage black-ops warfare on each other when they both fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).  According to Variety, “Bassett will play the boss to Pine and Hardy’s characters who has dedicated her entire life to the spy business and has no life outside the CIA.”  Bassett will next be seen in the wedding comedy Jumping the Broom on May 6th and as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern on June 17th.

Hit the jump for casting news regarding Dougray Scott signing on to star in the sports drama United.

We have received a press release announcing that Dougray Scott (Hitman) will star in the real-life sports drama United.  The film is “based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary ‘Busby Babes’, the youngest side ever to win the Football League, the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.”  Scott will play Manchester United Manager Matt Busby (the source of the team’s nickname). As we previously reported, David Tennant (Doctor Who) will play coach Jimmy Murphy.  The film also stars Jack O’Connell (Skins) as youngest player Bobby Charlton and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as star player Duncan Edwards.

Scott is currently filming on Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn where he’s playing famous playwright Arthur Miller.  The film stars Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.


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  • Anonymous

    Great, good to see Angela landing a good role, underrated talent, I hope she is well used in this film

  • lea

    This Means War has been shooting for over 2 months and they are still casting people? I guess Bassett will only have a cameo.

  • pgitt

    Why doesn’t Angela Bassett get more roles? She should’ve been Storm in X-Men. As for Dougray Scott–there were two good things about Mission: Impossible 2: 1) it made me appreciate Mission: Impossible more and 2) it kept Dougray Scott busy so he couldn’t be Wolverine in X-Men. Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, thankfully we got Hugh Jackman instead. Wow, I never thought I’d write those words.

  • Fake

    It seems that Angela Bassett is playing Viola Davis.

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