Here’s a look at today’s casting news:
- Dustin Hoffman (Luck) will join director Stephen Frears’ untitled cycling project that stars Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong.
- Juliette Binoche (Words and Pictures), James Brolin and Oscar Nuñez (The Office) join Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen in The 33, director Patricia Riggen’s film about the Chilean workers trapped in a mining disaster.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
First up is The 33, with word of Binoche, Brolin and Nuñez’s addition coming via Deadline. The movie recaptures the story of the 2010 Copiapo copper mine collapse and the 33 miners who becamed trapped more than 2,000 feet underground. Binoche replaces Jennifer Lopez in a strong female role. Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino and Alejandro Goic fill out the cast. The 33 will shoot on location in Bogotá, Colombia.
Here’s the official studio note for Hoffman:
DUSTIN HOFFMAN LIMBERS UP FOR STEPHEN FREARS’ UNTITLED CYCLING PROJECT
London, 6 December 2013… Stephen Frears’ untitled CYCLING PROJECT goes up a gear as tour de force Dustin Hoffman joins the cast. Hoffman will join when the production moves to the US for the final stages of the shoot.
This marks the second collaboration between Hoffman and Frears since 1992’s THE ACCIDENTAL HERO.
Lee Pace (THE HOBBIT) has also joined the cast which includes Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons.
The film is currently shooting on location in Europe and the US.