Laura Dern and Nat Wolff Join FAULT IN OUR STARS, Dave Franco Set for BUSINESS TRIP, Imogen Poots Replaces Brie Larson in Showbiz Comedy

     July 23, 2013

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We’ve got a number of new castings to report on today.  Briefly:

  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) and Nat Wolff (Admission) have joined Shailene Woodley in the cast of director Josh Boone’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.
  • Dave Franco will star opposite Vince Vaughn in the comedy Business Trip.
  • Imogen Poots (Fright Night) has replaced Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) in an untitled showbiz comedy produced by Wes Anderson, previously titled Squirrels to the Nuts.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.

laura-dern-the-fault-in-our-starsThe feature film adaptation of author John Green’s incredibly popular (and emotional) novel The Fault in Our Stars has made two more additions.  The Wrap reports that Laura Dern will be playing Shailene Woodley’s mother in the film, while EW adds that Admission star Nat Wolff has signed on to star as Isaac.  Woodley plays a young cancer patient who strikes up a relationship with another cancer-striken teen (Ansel Elgort) after they meet at a support group.  Isaac plays an integral role in the story, as he is the best friend of Elgort’s character.  Dern also has plenty to chew on as Woodley’s mother, and she seems to be pitch perfect for the role.  Production begins next month in Pittsburgh.

Variety reports that Dave Franco has signed on to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the New Regency comedy Business Man.  The story follows a titular business man who travels to Europe “where chaos follows.”  Vaughn’s Delivery Man director Ken Scott is set to helm from a script by Steve Conrad.

Imogen Poots has joined the cast of director Peter Bogdonovich’s in-production comedy, which was previously titled Squirrels to the NutsThe Wrap reports that Poots has replaced Brie Larson as a hooker-turned-Broadway-thesp and follows the recurring intersection between these two facets of her life.  Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach are producing, and the impressive cast also includes Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Cybill Shepherd, and Richard Lewis.  Filming is underway in New York.

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