Here’s the latest casting news:
- Corey Stoll is in negotiations to join Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in an undisclosed role. The Marvel movie, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Patrick Wilson and Evangeline Lilly, is due out July 17, 2015.
- Damian Lewis has joined the John le Carré novel adaptation, Our Kind of Traitor, for director Susanna White. Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris star.
- Mamie Gummer has joined director Daniel Barnz’s Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
First up from The Wrap is word that Stoll is in negotiations to star in Ant-Man. Rudd and Douglas are set to star as Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively, which are two iterations of the title superhero created by Stan Lee in 1962. Pym was a biochemist who discovers subatomic “Pym” particles that allow him to drastically manipulate his size; he also develops a helmet that lets him communicate with ants. In the comics, Lang originally stole Pym’s technology to become the superhero in order to pull off an even bigger heist. Co-written by Wright and Joe Cornish, Ant-Man is set to start production in April in Atlanta.
THR has some movement on Our Kind of Traitor, which adds Lewis to the ranks. The spy thriller, adapted by Hossein Amini, centers on “a vacationing English couple in Antigua that becomes entangled in the dealings of a Russian mobster desperate to defect. Soon enough, the British Secret Service is involved and the suspense kicks in.” Lewis is set to play a member of British Intelligence when the film kicks off production in London this month.
Also from THR comes word that Gummer will join Cake, which sees Aniston playing “a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a member of her chronic pain support group.” Gummer will star as Aniston’s character’s personal trainer, Bonnie.