Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke to Star in TARZAN, Rashida Jones Joins CUBAN FURY, Ashley Bell to BOUNCEBACK, Renee Olstead Plays MIDNIGHT GAME

     May 3, 2012


Casting news for you today:

  • Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) look to play Tarzan and Jane in the Constantin Films production of Tarzan 3D.
  • Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man) and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) join Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) in dance-revenge comedy, Cuban Fury.
  • Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) is set to join the romantic comedy, The Bounceback.
  • Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) has been cast in the indie horror film, The Midnight Game.

Hit the jump for more.

kellan-lutz-tarzanFirst up, Deadline reports that Lutz has signed on to play the motion-captured, vine-swinging hero in Constantin Film’s Tarzan 3D. Locke is reportedly in talks to play Jane in the fully-animated CGI feature.  Reinhard Kloos (Animals United) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jessica Postigo (The Moral Instruments) and Yoni Brenner (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs).

Per THR, Jones and Colman are set to join Cuban Fury, the feature directorial debut of James Griffiths. We previously reported that, in the original comedy he dreamed up, Frost would star as a former salsa prodigy who was upstaged by a rival dancer (O’Dowd) and thus lost his confidence.  This casting news adds that Frost’s character attempts to regain his previous swagger in an attempt to impress his attractive American boss.

Bell joins Michael Stahl-David, Sara Paxton, Zach Cregger, and Addison Timlin in the indie romantic comedy, The Bounceback. The plot follows two former couples who return to their hometown of Austin for a weekend only to find a Texas-sized amount of angst waiting for them.  THR reports that Bell will play Stahl-David’s ex-girlfriend who flies in from New York and does her best to keep her distance from him.  Director Brian Poyser will begin production this month from a script he co-wrote with Steven Walters and David Shotwell.

Finally, Variety reports that Olstead has joined the indie horror flick, The Midnight Game, directed by A.D. Calvo (The Other Side of the Tracks).  The story follows a group of teenagers whose decision to play with witchcraft ends in tragedy.  The film is currently being shot in Connecticut.


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