We have a few casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) is set to star in A Monster Calls, the new film from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible). The story, written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, “tells the tale of a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.” According to Deadline, Jones will play “Mum”, and Liam Neeson is being courted to play the Monster. Jones will next be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is co-starring opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Emily Browning (Pompeii) and Mark Strong (Low Winter Sun).