Two bits of casting news for you tonight for two projects that have been adding a lot of talent lately. First up, Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) joins Denzel Washington in Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The drama stars Washington as a pilot with a history of drug and alcohol abuse who safely lands a damaged plane. As the investigation of the malfunction unfolds, an interview with the lead flight attendant (Tunie) leads to the unraveling of the heroic façade of Washington’s character. The drama also stars John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Leo. Filming begins this month in Atlanta.
The indie film Disconnect has added Hope Davis (Real Steel) as a mom with an identity crisis who is also coping with her son’s attempted suicide. Director Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball) recently added Jason Bateman, Paula Patton and Haley Ramm to the cast. Billed as “a drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world,” Disconnect also stars Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Nyqvist.