Aside from Adam Driver joining Star Wars: Episode 7, here’s some other casting that happened today:
- Jonathan Banks is the latest addition to Peter Billingsley’s crime thriller, Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, and Jordi Molla.
- Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, and Bill Sage have joined The Boy, the first film in a trilogy exploring the origins of a serial killer.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
THR reports that Banks will join Term Life, the adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow’s graphic novel. In the film, Vaughn’s character is hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter (Steinfeld). Molla plays a ruthless and debonair member of the Mexican cartel who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (William Levy). Complicating matters is the fact that the insurance policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days, so he must survive long enough to ensure the payout. There are no further details as to Bans’ character. Term Life will start shooting on March 1st.
Variety reports on the cast additions to The Boy, which stars Jared Breeze. Craig Macneill directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Clay McLeod Chapman. Production is currently underway on the first film in a trilogy that tracks a burgeoning serial killer at ages 9, 14, and 18, ultimately leading up to his status as a mass murderer. “Wilson will portray an enigmatic stranger who intrigues and beguiles the young Ted Henley (Breeze). Morse will portray John Henley, motel owner and father of the boy who will eventually grow to infamy. Vogel and Robinson play a married couple, who along with their son (Aiden Lovekamp) spend the night at the Henley motel. Sage will portray the Sheriff of the rural town in which the Henleys reside.”