Here’s the latest casting news:
- Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to star in John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, which already boasts Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, and Teresa Palmer in its cast.
- Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew join Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman in Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline.
- Kyle Bornheimer will join the low-budget indie comedy The D-Train, which is the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and stars Jack Black and James Marsden.
- Michael Vartan has landed the lead in Crawlspace, a genre film from director Phil Claydon that’s set to begin production in Los Angeles in just a few days.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
You’ve probably seen him flying across the screen for his role in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Variety reports that Mackie is looking ahead to Triple Nine. The Matt Cook script centers on “a crew of dirty cops [who are] blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.” There are no details as to Mackie’s potential character at the moment, but Harrelson will star as Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen, the uncle to Affleck’s cop character.
Baker and Crew join The Age of Adaline, which follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century she embarks on an epic but isolated worldwide journey keeping her secret until she meets a man who forever alters her life. Baker next stars opposite Robin Williams in the indie drama Boulevard, while Crew will appear in the HBO series, Silicon Valley.
THR reports that Bornheimer will join The D-Train. The story “centers on a Middle America high school reunion committee chairman (Black), still searching for high school acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school — now a failed actor working in commercials (Marsden) — to show up to their 20-year reunion.” Bornheimer will play Randy, a high school friend of both characters. This role may have previously been attributed to producer Mike White, or perhaps it’s a new part altogether. Bornheimer can currently be seen in a guest arc on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and will lead the upcoming comedy series, Family Tools.
Finally, from Deadline comes news of Vartan leading Crawlspace. He’ll play “a widower with a daughter who gets remarried and, after going through a rough patch of unemployment, gets the opportunity for a new start in a new house in the suburbs. Trouble is the house has a very disturbing secret from the past that rears up.” Vartan can currently be seen on Bates Motel.