We have two pieces of casting news for you this morning. To start off, True Blood star Stephen Moyer has landed roles in two projects. First up, he’ll be starring alongside Richard Gere and Topher Grace in the spy thriller The Double. Co-written and directed by Michael Brandt, the film “centers on a retired CIA operative (Gere) forced to partner with a young FBI agent (Grace) to hunt down the killer of a senator in Washington.” Heat Vision doesn’t mention what role Moyer will play.
The actor has also signed on to star opposite Jessica Lange in The Big Valley. The film is an adaptation of the 1960s ABC western-drama TV series that starred Barbara Stanwyck as the matriarch of the Barkleys, a family of ranchers in 19th century California. Lange is playing the Stanwyck role while Moyer will play “Jarrod Barkley, the family’s respected attorney who represents ranchers fighting to keep their land from being taken by railroad companies.” Daniel Adams (The Lightkeepers) wrote the screenplay and will direct.
Hit the jump to learn about Dania Ramirez’ casting in Premium Rush.
Variety reports that Dania Ramirez (Heroes) will star opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in David Koepp’s Premium Rush. The action-thriller is about a bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who is being chased down by a “dirty cop who is desperate to get his hands on an envelope picked up by the messenger.” Ramirez will be seen later this year in the thriller Brooklyn to Manhattan. Here is another photo of her being attractive for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.