We’ve got a few movie casting notes for you today. Here they are at a glance:
- Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone) will star in writer/director Mark Palansky’s Rememory, in which Dinklage assists O’Hara in using her late husband’s invention to solve the mystery around his sudden death.
- Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma) is in talks to join Steven Soderbergh’s Bitter Pill. The project centers on a married doctor who is drawn into the life of an increasingly troubled patient who self-medicates to dull the anxiety related to the impending release of her husband from prison.
- Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot) joins the semi-autobiographical familial drama, Small Time, drawn from 24 co-creator Joel Surnow’s personal history.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
First up, via Deadline, the script for Rememory was written by Palansky and Mike Vukadinovich specifically with Dinklage and O’Hara in mind. O’Hara will play the wife of the late professor, a brilliant man who dies just before releasing his world-changing invention. The device, which records and plays memories, is key in discovering the reasons behind his death. The acting pair formerly collaborated with Palansky on his 2006 effort, Penelope.
Also from Deadline, Shaw is in talks to play the wife of Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), the doctor who falls into trouble with a patient (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara). Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) will play Mara’s husband who will soon be released from prison and is the cause of her anxiety.
THR reports that Moynahan will play the ex-wife of a Van Nuys used care salesman (Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni). Meloni’s character is still in love with his ex-wife and is dealing with a son (Devon Bostick of Adoration) who has no interest in college and wants to work the lot with his old man. Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) will play Meloni’s partner. All actors are in various stages of deal-making, but the project plans to start shooting in April.