Here are some casting tidbits for you to enjoy today:
- Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) is set to topline Long Nights Short Mornings, an erotic indie for director Chadd Harbold (Revenge for Jolly!).
- AMC’s The Killing star, Mireille Enos will join Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot, a drama about the West Memphis Three.
- Disney’s Maleficent has crowned Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away) to play the prince in the Robert Stromberg-directed adaptation.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Game of Thrones fans will recognize Madden as Robb Stark, true King of the North, from the spectacular HBO miniseries. Variety reports that Madden will embark on a conquest of a different sort in Long Nights Short Mornings, an indie which takes his character on a week-long tour of New York City as he sleeps with a different woman every night. Not a bad deal for Madden. The film is scheduled to shoot in New York City later this year.
Deadline reports that Enos is set to play Vicki Hutcheson, a mother with an eight-year-old boy who lives in a ramshackle house in West Memphis. Hutcheson plays a crucial role as a witness in the murder trial of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. The trio was accused of murdering three eight-year-old boys, hog-tying them and leaving them in a drainage ditch. The drama from The Sweet Hereafter director is based on the investigative reporter Mara Leveritt’s 2003 book, “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three.” Enos can next be seen alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad and in 2013’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.
Deadline also reports that Thwaites has been cast in the role of the prince for Disney’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie in the title role. Thwaites is a relative newcomer stateside, but made his bones in the Australian TV series, Home and Away. Maleficent also stars Elle Fanning in the role of Princess Aurora and Juno Temple as a pixie with Imelda Staunton and Leslie Manville joining in. The cast also includes Sharlto Copley, Miranda Richardson, Kenneth Cranham, Sam Riley, and India Eisley.