Casting Call: Aubrey Plaza Joins CHARLIE SWAN, Paul Walker Toplines HOURS, and Michael Angarano Enrolls in THE ENGLISH TEACHER

     October 5, 2011


We’ve got a few casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Aubrey Plaza (who regularly kills it on NBC’s Parks and Recreation) has joined the cast of Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III. The indie stars Charlie Sheen (essentially playing himself) as a successful graphic designer whose fame and fortune have made him irresistible to women. His life goes south quickly when his girlfriend breaks up with him, and he starts having delirious fantasies about his long list of exes. Variety reports that Plaza will play a producer who works with Sheen at his design company. The cast also includes Jason Schwartzman, who shared some screen time with Plaza in Judd Apatow’s Funny People.

Hit the jump for the casting news of the Hurricane Katrina thriller Hours and the Julianne Moore indie comedy The English Teacher.

paul-walker-image-2Additionally, Paul Walker has been tapped to star in the thriller Hours. The film centers on a father who fights to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned New Orleans hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Heat Vision reports that Eric Heisserer, the screenwriter behind the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, The Final Destination, and the upcoming The Thing prequel, is making his directorial debut with the non-horror project. Peter Safran (Buried) is producing.

Last but not least, Ceremony star Michael Angarano has joined the cast of Craig Zisk’s indie The English Teacher. The film stars Julianne Moore as a high school English teacher whose life takes a turn when a former star student returns after failing as a playwright in New York City. Variety reports that Angarano will play the cougar-friendly scribe. Nathan Lane is also set to star, and we had previously reported that Greg Kinnear would be part of the cast but this latest report has no mention of the actor. Angarano recently starred in Kevin Smith’s Red State, and will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire.

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