Check out the latest casting news below:
- Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) is set to produce and star in The Other Typist, an adaptation of Suzanne Rindell’s debut novel, for Fox Searchlight.
- David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Shaun Toub (Iron Man) have joined Joe Carnahan’s low-budget action-comedy, Stretch, also starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine and Ed Helms.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
First up from THR comes word that Knightley will produce and star in The Other Typist. Set in 1920s New York, “the novel revolves around Rose, a lonely and isolated typist in a police precinct, who strikes up a friendship with a beautiful and mysterious co-worker who introduces her to a glamorous and forbidden underworld.” Next up for Knightley is Paramount’s Jack Ryan, starring Chris Pine in the title role and set for a Christmas release.
Speaking of Pine, The Wrap reports that Hasselhoff, Liotta and Toub will join Stretch, which sees the Star Trek actor playing a “reclusive billionaire with deviant appetites.” Wilson stars in the title role, a limo driver who’s down on his luck and sees this new client as a way to pay off his gambling debts. Stretch bends to the billionaire’s every request in hopes of landing a big tip, but the night goes from strange to dangerous to deadly as the trip progresses.
Toub will play “the no-nonsense owner of the limo company that employs Stretch, while Liotta and Hasselhoff are expected to cameo as themselves” according to the write-up. Stretch also stars James Badge Dale and Brooklyn Decker. Universal will release in North America on March 21, 2014, with production to begin June 30 in Los Angeles.