Casting Call: Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd Dance the CUBAN FURY and Michael Nyqvist Cast in THE SEAGULL

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We have some casting additions for you today.  Here they are at a glance:

  • Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) will square off in the salsa-dancing revenge comedy, Cuban Fury.
  • Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has joined the untitled adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney and More in Talks for Retelling of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL

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Actor Christian Camargo, whom many remember from a crucial arc in the first season of the Showtime series Dexter, is gearing up to make his directorial debut with an ambitious modern retelling of Anton Checkhov’s The Seagull, and he’s got a stellar cast in tow.  Variety reports that Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Russell Means, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance and Juliet Rylance are all in various stages of negotiations to join the ensemble cast.  The film will take place in rural New England “where reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love.”

West Wing vet Janney will play a movie star based on the Seagull role of Irina, Hurt will play her ailing brother, and Holmes will play “the temperamental daughter of the estate’s caretaker.”  I haven’t read The Seagull, but I’m impressed by the cast Camargo has assembled here and I’m eager to see what this re-imagining has in store.  Camargo wrote the script himself and production is set to get underway this summer.  Hit the jump to read a synopsis for The Seagull.

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