Here’s the day’s latest casting news:
- Charlize Theron is in talks to star in and produce director Nash Edgerton’s indie movie, American Express.
- Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki will join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s romantic drama, The Dressmaker.
- Matt Walsh and Parker Mack are set to join the Blumhouse thriller 6 Miranda Drive, from writer-director Greg McLean.
Hit the jump for more on each casting story.
First up from The Wrap is word on Theron’s involvement with American Express, an indie which has kept its plot details a secret. More is likely to be known on this picture when it’s shopped around during the Cannes Film Festival. Theron can next be seen in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, opening later this month.
Screen Daily reports that Hemsworth, Fisher, and Debicki will join The Dressmaker. Winslet stars as “an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother … She liberates and empowers the town’s women with her quick wit and beautiful clothing [and] unexpectedly finds love and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who wronged her.” Here’s what Moorhouse, who adapted the Rosalie Ham novel, had to say about the casting:
“The cast is extraordinary. Kate Winslet is perfect for Tilly. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and deeply mysterious on screen. Judy Davis is amongst the great contemporary actresses and she will bring powerful wit and charm to the role of Molly. Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with.”
The film is expected to begin production in Victoria, Australia on October 13th, after being shopped at Cannes.
Word on the latest casting for 6 Miranda Drive comes courtesy of Heat Vision and The Wrap. The thriller, which stars Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell, follows “the Taylor family, who bring home a powerful supernatural force from their Grand Canyon vacation that threatens both their sanity and their lives.” The Carter Family will happen across the path of the Taylors on their trip, with Walsh playing the father, Gary – described as “a guy’s guy, quick with a bad joke and a cold beer – and Mack playing the son, Andrew.