Lee Pace Joins Ben Foster in Lance Armstrong Picture; Asa Butterfield in Talks to Join Clive Owen in KING OF THE KASTLE; Famke Janssen Boards KICKBACK

     November 14, 2013

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Lee Pace (Lincoln) will join Ben Foster in the untitled Lance Armstrong picture scripted by John Hodge and directed by Stephen Frears.
  • Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) is in talk to join Clive Owen in co-writers and directors Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka King of the Kastle.
  • Famke Janssen (Hemlock Grove) has joined John Cusack in the crime thriller Kickback.  The picture also stars Sean Astin, Misha Barton, Michael Biehn, John Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stelio Savante, Tom Sizemore and Sean Young.

Hit the jump for more on each story.

famke-janssen-kickbackFirst up from The Wrap is news that Pace will join Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong picture, but the details of the role remain undisclosed.  Hodge adapted journalist David Walsh’s book “Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong” for the picture, which finds Foster playing the disgraced cyclist.  Chris O’Dowd co-stars as Walsh; Jesse Plemons and Guillaume Canet have key supporting roles.

The Wrap also reports that Butterfield is in talks to star opposite Owen in the indie comedy, King of the Kastle.  Owen stars as a philanderer blackmailed by a teenager, a role that would be played by Butterfield; Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) is attached to co-star in an unspecified role.  Gatewood and Tanaka will make their feature directorial debuts having previously written the Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, the upcoming Jackie Chan movie Skiptrace, and Paramount’s Baywatch movie.

As for Janssen in Kickback, written and directed by Raza Mallal, the film follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. Based on a true story, the espionage themed thriller is due to start filming in March in Canada and Europe through Talking Lens Productions.

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