Casting Call: Donald Faison in Talks for KICK-ASS 2, Malin Akerman Eyes BREACHER, and Bruno Gunn Is Brutus in CATCHING FIRE

     August 8, 2012


We’ve got a few casting stories to share this afternoon.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for more details.

doctor-gravity-kick-ass-2-donald-faisonFirst up, Scrubs alum Donald Faison is looking to play a big screen doctor.  Sadly this isn’t the feature film adaptation of Dr. Acula, but Deadline reports that Faison is in talks to play the superhero Doctor Gravity in Kick-Ass 2.  The character is a physics professor who moonlights as the titular hero, and his signature weapon is a baseball bat-like pole called the “Gravity Pole.”  Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christohper Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage are all set to return with Jeff Wadlow stepping into the director’s chair for Matthew Vaughn, who is producing while he preps X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Production begins in September in Toronto and London.

Additionally, Malin Akerman is in negotiations to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in director David Ayer’s (Harsh Times) actioner Breacher.  The film is an action take on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off by an assassin.  Should her deal close, Variety reports that Akerman would play a member of the team.  True Blood star Joe Manganiello also recently entered talks to join the cast.

Finally, Lionsgate has announced that Bruno Gunn (Sons of Anarchy) has been cast as Brutus in director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The character is a former Career Hunger Games victor from District 2.  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth reprise their roles from the first film with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone and more joining the cast as newcomers.  Production begins soon for a November 22, 2013 release.

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