Some quick casting bits today. Here they are in brief:
- Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) is set to join Haley Joel Osment (Sixth Sense) in the sci-fi mystery, I’ll Follow You Down.
- Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) will join Shia LaBeouf in the noir romance film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
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Deadline reports that Anderson will join Osment as well as Rufus Sewell (Dark City) and Victor Garber (Titanic) in I’ll Follow You Down. Written and directed by Richie Mehta (Amal), the film concerns the mysterious disappearance of a scientist, Gabriel (Sewell) and the effect it has on his wife, Marika (Anderson) and his young son, Erol (Osment). Years later, Erol and his grandfather (Garber) make a surprising discovery about the location of his missing father.
From Latino Review comes word that Plaza will join The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, directed by Fredrik Bond and written by Matt Drake (Project X). LaBeouf stars as an unlucky man who falls in love with woman (Evan Rachel Wood) who happens to be claimed by a deranged mob boss (Mads Mikkelsen). The film also stars Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds). Here’s the official synopsis for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman:
Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?