Casting Call: Jacki Weaver to Star in STOKER, Sarah Wright Joins 21 AND OVER, and Blair Underwood, Pam Grier and More in ON THE SEVENTH DAY

     July 27, 2011


We’ve got a few casting stories for you this evening. First up, Deadline reports that Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) is set to star in Fox Searchlight’s thriller Stoker. Directed by Chan-wook Park, the film centers on a young girl who encounters her mysterious uncle while mourning the death of her father. Weaver joins Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska. The script was penned by actor Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) under his pseudonym Ted Foulke, with Ridley and Tony Scott producing.

Additionally, Sarah Wright has landed the lead role in the R-rated comedy 21 and Over. Marking the directorial debut of The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the film centers on two friends who take their buddy out for his 21st birthday, which naturally spirals into an all-night adventure. The friends must ensure that the birthday boy makes his all-important med school interview the next day. Wright joins Skylar Astin, Justin Chon and Miles Teller in the cast. Hit the jump for the casting news of On the Seventh Day.

blair-underwood-imageActors Blair Underwood, Pam Grier, Nicole Beharie, Sharon Leal, Jaqueline Fleming and Bruce Gerard Brown Jr. have joined the indie thriller On the Seventh Day. Showblitz reports that the plot centers on a couple whose past secrets come back to haunt them when their six-year-old daughter is kidnapped. Underwood and Leal will play the couple, with Grier taking on the role of a detective. Neema Barnette is directing.

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