Today’s casting updates include:
- Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) joins Nick Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, and Isabel Lucas (Immortals) in Careful What You Wish For. Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine) will be directing from a script by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz.
- Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) has been added to the already stellar cast of David O. Russell’s untitled Abscam movie. The rest of the cast includes Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, and Louis CK.
- Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson are set to headline the dark comedy North of Hell. Anthony Burns (Skateland) will be writing and directing.
Hit the jump for more on each casting.
The Wrap reports that Mulroney will be playing the husband of Lucas’ character in the film. While the husband dies rather early on in the film, he plays an integral role in the relationship of his wife and the high school student that lives next door, played by Jonas. While Jonas and Lucas don’t inspire much with this weird sounding premise, maybe the presence of Mulroney provides a little bit of faith. Mulroney has had solid recurring roles on New Girl and the now-cancelled Enlightened, and can be seen in August: Osage County later this year.
Huston joins a stacked cast for Russell’s Abscam Project, detailed by Deadline. Most recognizable for his role in Boardwalk Empire, Huston has yet to have a real breakout into the film realm. The untitled Abscam project, formerly American Bullshit, revolves around a con artist and his mistress working with a federal agent to help snag other cons. No details on what Huston’s role will be in the film, but working with a great ensemble cast of veteran and hot ticket actors, as well as a renowned director, can only help bump up Huston’s credibility. Huston has Kill Your Darlings opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan coming out later this year.
Via Deadline, the dark comedy North of Hell has found its two leads in Heigl and Wilson. The film tells the story of a man who seemingly has all he could want out of life, but that also includes having his over controlling wife. It’ll be interesting seeing these two in a dark comedy setting. Heigl has been known to stick to the lighter fare and trying to make herself a rom-com staple, while Wilson has done pretty well at creating a diverse resume of projects. Heigl can next be seen in the ensemble comedy The Big Wedding with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton; Wilson stars opposite Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring and will be reprising his role for Insidious: Chapter 2.