Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn to Star in THE AGE OF ADALINE; Craig Roberts Joins 22 JUMP STREET; BOOK OF LIFE Sets Channing Tatum and More for Voice Cast

     October 16, 2013

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A few casting notices tonight:

  • Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn signed on to lead the romantic drama The Age of Adaline about a young woman who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
  • Craig Roberts will take a supporting role in 22 Jump StreetJonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at college in the sequel.
  • Speaking of the Jump Street star, Channing Tatum joins the voice cast of the Guillermo del Toro-produced cartoon Book of Life along with Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and many more.

More on each project after the jump.

21-jump-street-posterLast we heard in 2012, Isabel Coixet came on board to direct The Age of Adaline after it passed through the hands of Gabriele Muccino and Andy Tenant, and just as Katherine Heigl left the project.  According to Deadline, Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste and Jesse Forever) is the latest director attached to the rich premise.  Adalade (Lively) stops aging after an accident at 29 years old: “Over the 20th century she embarks on an epic, but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.”

Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, and Wyatt Russell join Roberts in the 22 Jump Street supporting cast.  All THR knows is Roberts will play a character named Spencer.  Principal photography began earlier this month with Phil Lord and Chris Miller returning to direct.

Deadline also lists Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, and Danny Trejo for the Book of Life voice cast.  Book of Life follows a Romeo and Juliet-style love story set during Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead).  Jorge Gutierrez will direct the October 17, 2014 release.

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