We have some brief casting news to report this morning. First up, David Morrissey (The Red Riding Trilogy) and Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) are set to co-star The Return Of Captain Nemo, a $10 million 3D sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Per Deadline, “Atwell will play Sara, while Morrissey plays her uncle, chief adviser to President Ulysses S. Grant, who frees Nemo (Downtown Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville) from prison to try and discover what the mysterious ‘sea monsters’ are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast.” The production will set up in Romania and take the 300 route by shooting entirely on green screen in order to cut costs. Atwell will reportedly leave the project if she gets offered the female lead in the Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick, Horizons. Production on Nemo is set to begin January 16th.
Hit the jump for casting news on the upcoming James Bond flick, Skyfall.
Shooting has begun on Sam Mendes‘ James Bond film, Skyfall, and new actors continue to join the cast. In addition to confirming that Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) will co-star, the 007 Twitter page has announced that Ola Rapace (Beyond) has signed on to the spy thriller. There are currently no details on what roles these actors will play.
Skyfall also stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, and Ben Whishaw. The film opens November 9, 2012.