Here’s some casting news for the following leading men:
- Armie Hammer is set to star in co-writers/directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s psychological thriller, Mine.
- Rob Lowe is the latest addition to the live-action/animation hybrid picture, Monster Trucks, also starring Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till, Holt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, and Barry Pepper.
- Step Up Revolution and Pretty Little Liars star Ryan Guzman has joined Jon M. Chu’s 80s cartoon adaptation, Jem and the Holograms.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
First up from Variety is news that Hammer will star in Mine, a psychological thriller produced by The Conjuring’s Peter Safran. Hammer will play a soldier stranded in the desert after a failed assassination mission. In order to survive, he must battle exposure to the elements while resisting the psychological damages brought on by his precarious situation. Production is expected to begin this fall. Hammer will next appear in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. alongside Henry Cavill.
Deadline reports that Lowe is the latest to join Monster Trucks. We don’t know much more about the film other than its previously announced cast and the fact that it will open on May 29, 2015. Chris Wedge directs.
THR brings us word on Guzman’s addition to Jem and the Holograms. The movie will follow Jerrica, an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation named Jem. Though adapted from the 80s toon and toy line, the feature is being reimagined “for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media age.” The cartoon also featured Rio Pacheco (Guzman) as the road manager technical engineer, and love interest for Jem. Aubrey Peeples stars as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, and Aurora Perrineau as Shana.