Here’s the day’s latest casting news:
- Hailee Steinfeld (Ender’s Game) is in talks to star in Ten Thousand Saints, from writers-directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor).
- Juliette Binoche (Words and Pictures) and Tim Roth (Arbitrage) will topline Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader, with Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis) co-starring.
- Omar Epps (House M.D.) will lead the neo-noir thriller, One Small Mistake, for director Alexander Harvey.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
First up from Deadline is news that Steinfeld is in early talks to join Ten Thousand Saints, a feature adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel set in 1980s New York City, an age encapsulated by CBGB, yuppies and gentrification, all leading to 1988′s Tompkins Square Park riots. The film follows “Vermont teenager Jude, who moves in with his hippie dad in NYC after his best friend Teddy overdoses. There he falls in with the no drugs, no sex, no meat straight-edge hardcore punk scene of the East Village.” Steinfeld would star as “Eliza, who becomes pregnant with Teddy’s child and leans on his brother Johnny and Jude for support.”
Variety reports that Binoche and Roth will lead The Childhood of a Leader, which unsurprisingly focuses on the childhood of a post-World War I leader. Pattinson will co-star, but no character details have been revealed at this point. The film is expected to shoot in Europe this coming May.
Deadline also reports that Epps will lead One Small Mistake, a thriller “about a man searching for truth and justice in a bigoted small town.” The script was adapted by Guy Bennett from French author Jean Francois Coatmeur’s “La Bavure”.