Casting Call: Mia Waskowska Joins Jesse Eisenberg in THE DOUBLE; Kate Hudson to Lead EVERLY

     February 1, 2012

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We have a couple of quick casting stories to report this morning.  First up, Mia Wasikowska will star opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Double.  Directed by Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the film stars Eisenberg as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life.  There’s currently no word on Wasikowska’s role in the comedy, but Screen Daily reports that filming is set to begin shooting in the UK in the spring/summer.  Wasikowska will be seen later this year in The Wettest County and she’s also attached to star in Jim Jarmusch‘s crypto-vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive.  In December, she was reportedly offered the lead female role in Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy.

Hit the jump for news on Kate Hudson starring in Everly.

Kate Hudson is set to lead Joe Lynch‘s action film Everly.  According to Variety, “Hudson will star as a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, who must fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss.”  If I liked Hudson more, this would sound like a fun flick, and maybe she’ll surprise me even though I haven’t seen her give a memorable performance in over a decade.

Yesterday, we reported that Hudson would be doing her first animated film by lending her voice to DreamWorks Animation’s Me & My Shadow.  Lynch’s new film, Knights of Badassdom, is set to arrive later this year.  Based on the footage I saw at last year’s Comic-Con, it can’t hit theaters fast enough.

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