We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly:
- Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer is in talks to take on the female lead in the Point Break remake.
- Fresh off last night’s season four finale, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been tapped to star in the psychological thriller Voice from the Stone.
- Anna Kendrick will take on the lead voice role in DreamWorks Animation’s musical comedy Trolls, based on the popular dolls.
- Albert Brooks is in talks to join Illumination Entertainment’s animated “Untitled Pets Project”, as Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), and Ellie Kemper (The Office) have all signed on.
Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.
Alcon Entertainment has announced that Teresa Palmer is in talks to join director Ericson Core’s (Invincible) Point Break remake. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey are already set in the leads, taking over the roles played by Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in the original. This new film takes place in the world of extreme sports and finds a young FBI agent (Bracey) going undercover to infiltrate a criminal organization known for elaborate heists. Palmer also starred in the sci-fi pic I Am Number Four and will be seen in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. She’s currently filming the star-studded drama Triple Nine.
Additionally, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has signed on to director Eric D. Howell’s psychological thriller Voice from the Stone. The film takes place in 1950s Tuscany and revolves around a nurse aiding a boy who is traumatized about his mother’s sudden death. She soon comes into contact with a malevolent force trapped inside the family’s castle. Filming will begin in November, at which time Clarke will have presumably wrapped season five of Game of Thrones. During the most recent hiatus, Clarke is shooting the lead role in Terminator: Genesis.
In voice casting news, the vocally inclined and wonderfully talented Anna Kendrick will voice the lead character in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, per The Wrap. Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) is directing the animated musical feature, which is based on the colorful dolls of the same name. Kendrick will voice Poppy, a “relentlessly upbeat princess” who is at the center of the adventure pic, which is slated for release on November 4, 2016.
Finally, Illumination Entertainment—the studio behind the Despicable Me franchise—is firming up its cast for its untitled pets project. Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) have previously been announced as castmembers, and now The Wrap reports that Albert Brooks is in talks to sign on, with Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Ellie Kemper also onboard. The film takes a Toy Story approach to a Manhattan high rise, as the pets of the building start going about their own daily lives once their owners leave the building to go to work and school. The pic will open in theaters on February 12, 2016.