Casting Call: Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton and More in Talks for KNIFE FIGHT; Joey King Joins OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL; Katrina Bowden in AMERICAN REUNION

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We’ve got a few casting stories for you tonight. First up, Jamie Chung has joined Rob Lowe in the dark political flick Knife Fight, with Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader and Titus Welliver all in talks to join the cast. And yes, that’s three actors from Lost in one movie (Bowen, Mader and Welliver). Lowe plays a political crisis specialist who plays hard and tough in dealing with various October campaign surprises.

Variety reports that Chung will play his assistant, Bowen plays an ambitious TV reporter sleeping with Lowe’s character for scoops, Britton plays an earthy liberal eyeing a run for public office, Welliver plays a private investigator working for Lowe, Mader plays a masseuse/prostitute with a penchant for blackmail and Morrison plays one of her classmates. Bill Guttentag is directing, with production set to start next month with an eye towards an October 2012 release date, just in time for election season. Hit the jump for news on the casting of Joey King as China Girl in Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful and Katrina Bowden in American Reunion.

Rob Lowe to Play Tough Political Operative in KNIFE FIGHT

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One of Rob Lowe’s most famous roles was as the idealistic and brilliant communications deputy Sam Seaborn on Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing.  Now it looks like he’s going to a much darker place in the political spectrum as Deadline reports that he’s signed on to star in Knife Fight.  Lowe will play the “lead role of a political crisis specialist who plays hard and tough in dealing with various October campaign surprises.”  Lowe clearly has the versatility to make such a role come alive and I’ll be interested to see what he does with it.  In the meantime, you can still see him playing a character involved in politics (or at least governance) as he’s been killing it on Parks and Recreation all season long.

Knife Fight is set to hit theaters in October 2012 to capitalize on the reality show we call our Presidential election.

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