Here’s a bit more casting news for you today:
- Hugo co-stars Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz will reunite for The White Circus, the debut feature from the writing-directing team of Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, known collectively as Clyde Henry.
- Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) will join Zach Braff’s successfully Kickstarted movie, Wish I Was Here.
Hit the jump for more on both casting announcements.
First up from Screen Daily comes the news that Butterfield and Moretz will be joining the dark fantasy tale, The White Circus. Also on board are Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) and Christian Friedel (The White Ribbon). The movie is described as “a dark fairytale of with moments of brilliant black comedy” and it centers on a young pilot who crashes his plane in a war-torn town and “befriends a talking circus bear, falls in love with a cabaret singer and challenges a maniacal despot.” The picture will start shooting in Germany and Serbia in February of next year. Moretz will be seen in Kick-Ass 2 this August, followed by the Carrie remake in October. Butterfield will then take the screen in November with Ender’s Game.
The Wrap reports that Kendrick is the latest addition to Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The project started off on the Kickstarter website as a follow up to Garden State. Though this is an independent project with no studio backing – compared to the Veronica Mars campaign – the film did just land financing from Worldview Entertainment. The film’s budget is expected to be under $10 million with Kickstarter donations comprising about 25% of it, a nice bit of seed money that was likely instrumental in getting producers interested.
Josh Gad (Love and Other Drugs) recently joined the picture, which already stars Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) and Braff himself. Kendrick will play Janine, a young woman into Cosplay who Braff’s brother (Gad) becomes interested in. She will next be seen on screen in Rapture-Palooza, due out this June.