Corey Stoll in Negotiations for Marvel’s ANT-MAN; Damian Lewis Joins OUR KIND OF TRAITOR; Mamie Gummer Takes a Slice of CAKE with Jennifer Aniston

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Here’s the latest casting news:

  • Corey Stoll is in negotiations to join Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in an undisclosed role.  The Marvel movie, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Patrick Wilson and Evangeline Lilly, is due out July 17, 2015.
  • Damian Lewis has joined the John le Carré novel adaptation, Our Kind of Traitor, for director Susanna White.  Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris star.
  • Mamie Gummer has joined director Daniel Barnz’s Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston.

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Ralph Fiennes and Mads Mikkelsen Join Ewan McGregor in John LeCarre’s OUR KIND OF TRAITOR; SMILEY’S PEOPLE Still in Development

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John Le Carre novels have always been ripe for Hollywood adaptation.  Anton Corbijn (The American) is working on an adaptation of A Most Wanted Man, and a couple years ago we got Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which sadly was a bit of a disappointment.  Hopefully, director Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders) will have more success with his adaptation of Le Carre’s Our Kind of Traitor.  The adaptation is moving in the right direction with Ralph Fiennes and Mads Mikkelsen signing on to co-star.

Per Screen daily, “Ewan McGregor will star in the international spy thriller as one half of a couple who gets mixed up with a Russian oligarch and major money launderer (Mikkelsen). Caught up in his plans to defect, they are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service.”  Fiennes will play U.K. government fixer Hector Meredith.  Jessica Chastain was rumored for the female lead back in November, but it looks like she has passed, and casting for the role is still underway.  Filming is set to begin this summer.  Hit the jump for an update on the adaptation of Le Carre’s Smiley’s People, and click here for Steve’s interview with producer Eric Fellner.

Chris Hemsworth Out for AMERICAN ASSASSIN, Ty Burrell Joins SKELETON TWINS, Mads Mikkelsen Eyed for John le Carre Adaptation OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

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Some (un)casting news today.  Check out the highlights below:

  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is reportedly out of American Assassin, the CBS Films’ adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel.  A source cited scheduling conflicts.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family) will join Adventureland duo Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins as Hader’s lover.
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) is in consideration for Our Kind of Traitor, an adaptation of the John le Carre novel. Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Jessica Chastain (Lawless) are also rumored.

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