We have a couple of quick casting stories for you this afternoon. One of the break-out stars from this year’s indie film scene is actress Brit Marling. She has played critically acclaimed roles in Zal Batmanglij’s Sound of My Voice and Mike Cahill’s Another Earth and now she tells Movieline that she’ll co-star in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage. The film stars Richard Gere stars as “a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.” The film also stars Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. Filming is expected to begin in April. Marling, who co-wrote Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, also says she plans to reunite with Batmanglij and Cahill for future projects.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Gabriele Muccino’s Playing the Field.
Dennis Quaid will star alongside Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, and Jessica Biel in Playing the Field. The film has Butler playing a single father who coaches his son’s soccer team but has to fight the temptation to sleep with a bored housewife played by Thurman. Biel will play the estranged wife of Butler’s character while Noah Lomax will make his feature film debut as Butler’s son. Blackfilm reports that Quaid will play a coach on an opposing soccer team.
Quaid recently did a fine job playing Bill Clinton in the HBO drama The Special Relationship. He will be seen in theaters later this year in the drama Soul Surfer, Craig Brewer’s remake of Footloose, and the indie thriller Beneath the Darkness.