Casting Call: Ethan Hawke Counts THE NUMBERS STATION, Matthew Goode is a BURNING MAN, Ralph Fiennes Dons a CORONET with Olga Kurylenko, More

     May 15, 2010


Ethan Hawke (Daybreakers) has signed on to star and co-produce the spy thriller The Numbers Station under the direction of Kasper Barfoed (The Candidate).  According to Variety, F. Scott Frazier’s Script centers around a “disgraced black ops agent tasked with a dead-end job of protecting a 20-year-old woman in the middle of the Nevada desert.”  The film will begin lensing in September at the low budget of $10 million.

Hit the jump for details on Matthew Goode (Watchmen) joining the otherwise female cast of Burning Man, the pairing of Ralph Fiennes (The Hurt Locker) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) for Coronet, and how the excellent title Man is Wolf to Man convinced Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers) to sign on.

As written and directed by relative newcomer Jonathan Teplitzky, Burning Man will cast Matthew Goode alongside Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths, Essie Davis, Kerry Fox, Kate Beahan and Gia Carides.  THR reports that Goode will play Tom, “an English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.”  The lucky actors will reap the benefits of a location shoot in Sydney, Australia.

Storyboard artist Temple Clark will make his directorial debut with Coronet, a romantic drama he scripted.  According to THR, Fiennes will play “an English graphic designer working in Prague, who begins an affair with his cleaner Maryska ” ; Kurylenko will play the cleaner.  More fortunate actors: the autumn shoot will is slated for locations in London and Prague.  Brothers Dominic and Lee Santana have produced several shorts and British television series, but Coronet will be among their first entries into feature films.

The same article announces another Santana casting, as Damian Lewis will star in their action-thriller Man Is Wolf to Man.  Set in 1934 French Guyana and inspired by true events, the film details the adventures of “a group of foreign prisoners escape from a penal colony only to be tracked down by a ruthless bounty hunter.”  The cast also includes the Finnish Pihla Viitala and the German Vinzenz Kiefer.

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