Check out the latest and greatest casting news below:
- Kurt Russell (Death Proof) is in negotiations to star in James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7.
- Kathleen Turner (The Perfect Family) will join Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in the Bobby and Peter Farrelly-directed comedy sequel, Dumb and Dumber To.
- Richard Gere (Arbitrage) has signed on to star in the indie drama, Fanny, from writer-director Andrew Renzi.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
First up in a trio of casting gets for Variety is news that perennial badass Russell is eying a role in Wan’s upcoming seventh installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. The report has no details on the role itself, except to say that Universal previously offered it to one Denzel Washington. The plot of the picture will return (non-exclusively) to Los Angeles after a world tour of location shoots during the previous five films. Stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return and are joined by newcomers Ronda Rousey and Tony Jaa.
In other sequel news, Variety reports that Turner has joined Dumb and Dumber To, making her the first major casting addition beyond the return of Carrey and Daniels. Unfortunately, no other details are available from the script most recently turned in by John Morris and Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses). Update: According to Peter Farrelly:
Kathleen Turner is officially in Dumb an Dumber To. She plays Fraida Felcher–the legendary hose-hound from Cranston! #dumbto P
Finally from Variety is news that Gere will re-team with his Arbitrage producer, Treehouse Pictures for Fanny. The indie drama centers on “a hedonistic philanthropist (Gere) who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to recreate the life he once had.”