Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) is in final negotiations for If I Stay, an adaptation of the 2009 Gayle Forman novel. MGM has picked the film up from its former turnaround status at Summit.
- Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) will lend her voice to DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations for director Anthony Leondis.
Hit the jump for more on both casting announcements.
Variety reports that Moretz is in final talks for If I Stay, a story of a relationship between an accomplished 17-year-old cellist destined for Julliard and her indie rock-star boyfriend; their lives are derailed when a car accident sends her into a coma. Director R.J. Cutler (Nashville) was previously attached and will reportedly stick with the picture despite the studio change. Moretz will next be seen in Kick-Ass 2, followed by MGM’s reboot, Carrie.
From Deadline comes word that McCarthy will partner up with Rogen to lend their voices to B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. Scheduled for a June 5, 2015 release, B.O.O. centers on a secret government agency composed of ghosts who are dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings. “Two new agents, Jackson Moss (Rogen) and his oddball partner Watts (McCarthy) uncover a plot by the agency’s Most Wanted Haunter to destroy B.O.O. They must use every trick in their arsenal to defeat his powerful ghost army and save Earth from a ghostly fate.” McCarthy will next star in the buddy cop comedy The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock and is currently filming the road trip comedy, Tammy.