Casting Call: Melissa Leo and Rick Yune Set for OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN; J.K. Simmons, Kevin Dunn and More Join JOBS

     July 10, 2012


We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this afternoon.  First up, Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Rick Yune (Die Another Day) have been added to the cast of the White House actioner Olympus Has Fallen.  Not to be confused with the similarly plotted White House Down, which has Roland Emmerich directing and Channing Tatum starring, Olympus Has Fallen has Gerard Butler playing a secret service agent who becomes the country’s only hope when the White House is overrun by terrorists.  Antoine Fuqua directs, and Heat Vision reports that Leo will be playing a tough Secretary of State while Yune has landed the film’s villain role.  In addition to Die Another Day, Yune played an antagonist in the original The Fast and the Furious.  No other details are known regarding his nefarious plot or why he feels the need to break into the President’s home.

Hit the jump for details on a number of additions to the cast of the biopic Jobs

ashton-kutcher-steve-jobsAdditionally, Variety reports that J.K. Simmons, Kevin Dunn, Elden Henson, Lenny Jacobson, Giles Matthey, Ahna O’Reilly, and Victor Rasuk have been added to the cast of the in-production Steve Jobs biopic JobsAshton Kutcher plays the titular innovator (check out set photos of Kutcher’s “Steve Jobs on Acid” impression here), with a supporting cast that includes Josh Gad and James Woods.

Simmons will be playing venture capitalist and Apple investor Arthur Rock, Dunn is set as Apple chairman Gil Amelio, Henson playscomupter scientist Andy Hertzfeld, Jacobson tackles Apple engineer Burrell Smith, O’Reilly will play Jobs’ girlfriend Chris-Ann, Rasuk is Bill Fernandez, Apple’s first employee, and Matthey will portray iPod designer Jonathan Ive.

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