Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Masterson, and More to Lead KILLING WINSTON JONES; Lucas Till Joins Psychological Thriller KRISTY

     November 20, 2012

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We’ve got some brief casting news for you this afternoon.  First up, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, Danny Masterson, and Jon Heder will star in the dark indie comedy Killing Winston Jones.  Per Variety, the plot “centers on a sixth-grade English teacher (Masterson) who’s on a mission to get the newly constructed junior high gymnasium named after his father (Dreyfuss) despite the fact that the person so memorialized must be dead — leading to a bitter contest over the naming rights with his old rival (Glover).”  Joel David Moore, who co-starred in Avatar and previously co-directed the 2007 feature Spiral, will helm Killing Winston Jones.  The production company, RadioactiveGiant, “is planning to release the movie theatrically and across multiple platforms worldwide,” so we can probably expect a VOD release coupled with a limited theatrical release.

Hit the jump for casting news on the psychological thriller, Kristy.

According to Variety, X-Men: First Class co-star Lucas Till has joined Hayley Bennett and Ashley Greene in Kristy (which then changed its name to Satanic, and if Variety is correct, back to Kristy).  No matter what it’s called, the plot “follows a girl alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break when a random encounter with a gang of violent outcasts leads them to target her as their next victim.”  I wonder if her random encounter will lead to turn-based combat.

Till has been raising his profile ever since First Class.  He just wrapped his starring role Wolves, the directing debut of Watchmen co-writer/Solid Snake voice David Hayter.  He’s also co-starring in the thriller Paranoia and will be seen in March alongside Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman in Stoker.  There’s currently no word if he’ll be returning to play Havoc for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set to start filming early next year.

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