Some casting news to report:
- Brie Larson is in negotiations to star in The Good Luck of Right Now, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine).
- Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join the cast of the Entourage movie, written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin. Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven are set to reprise their roles.
- Felicity Jones is eying the titular role in Rosaline, a revisionist comedy based on Romeo & Juliet directed by Alex Timbers.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
The Good Luck of Right Now tells the story of four outsiders who come together to form an unlikely family while grieving. The Wrap reports Larson would play a librarian who believes she and her brother were once abducted by aliens: “She falls for a quirky young man who takes care of his dementia-stricken mother.” Mike White (Enlightened) will pen the adaptation of the novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick.
The Entourage movie sees Vinnie Chase (Grenier) making a big-budget Dracula movie. According to THR, Thornton would play “a billionaire cowboy turned film financier who puts up money for the Dracula movie and sends his 20-something son to L.A. to keep an eye on his investment.” Ellin is currently shooting the movie in Los Angeles.
Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Collins, and Allison Williams have all been linked to Rosaline over the past few years, but THR reports Jones as the latest actress to enter negotiations for the part. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer) adapted Rebecca Serle‘s novel When You Were Mine, telling the story from Rosaline’s point of view after Romeo dumped Rosaline for her cousin Juliet.