Kristopher Higgins for DEVIL’S KNOT; Brooke Smith, Alexie Gilmore and Lucas Hedges Join Jason Reitman’s LABOR DAY; Sonya Walger Boards ADMISSION

     June 8, 2012

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Some end-of-the-week casting notes for your enjoyment.  Here they are in brief:

Hit the jump for more on each film.

Deadline reports thatlucas-hedges-labor-day Higgins is in talks to play Jessie Misskelley, one of three Memphis teens accused of  killing three 8-year-old boys in 1993.  Despite a lack of physical evidence linking them to the crime, Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin were only set free just last year.  The script, written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman (both of The Exorcism of Emily Rose), is currently undergoing a revision by Boardman and Egoyan.  The film, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, is an adaptation of investigative reporter Mara Leveritt’s 2003 book, Devil’s Knot: The True Story Of The West Memphis Three.

From Variety comes a trio of cast additions for writer/director Reitman’s Labor Day, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s novel by the same name.  Labor Day stars Kate Winslet as a depressed single mom of a teenage son who provides shelter for escaped convict, Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin) over Labor Day weekend.  The new additions round out the cast of the film, which has already started principal photography.

Finally, from Deadline comes word that Walger will join Admission as Helen, a professor at the film’s setting of Princeton.  The Paul Weitz-directed film also stars Michael Sheen.

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