Here’s a look at the latest casting news:
- Bryan Cranston and Edgar Ramirez will join Errol Morris’ feature directorial debut, Holland, Michigan, the 2013 Black List topper penned by Andrew Sodroski and starring Naomi Watts.
- Lily Collins is in negotiations to join New Line’s comedy, How to Be Single, based on the Liz Tuccillo novel.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
First up from The Wrap is news of Cranston and Ramirez joining Holland, Michigan. Morris revealed the news during a recent reddit AMA to promote his documentary film, The Act of Killing, on which he was an executive producer. The dark-humored suburban thriller “stars Watts as a teacher who begins to suspect that her docile husband (Cranston) is a serial killer as she starts an affair with a co-worker (Ramirez) who has a violent past.” Production is planned to start this spring.
Variety reports that Collins is in negotiations for How to be Single, which “centers on a woman living in New York and searching for love.” Adapted by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, with a recent draft by Dana Fox, How to Be Single will be directed by Christian Ditter and produced, in part, by Drew Barrymore. Here’s a look at the synopsis from Tuccillo’s novel (via Amazon):
Julie Jenson is a single thirty-seven-year-old book publicist in New York. When her friend Georgia’s husband leaves her for a samba teacher, she forces Julie to organize a single girls’ night out to remind her why it’s so much fun not to be tied down. But the night ends up having the opposite effect on Julie. Fed up with the dysfunction and disappointments of singledom, Julie quits her job and sets off to find out how women around the world are dealing with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reyjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. All the while her friends at home are grappling with their own issues—bad blind dates, loveless engagements, custody battles, single motherhood, and the death of a loved one.