Casting: Richard Dreyfuss Joins Ensemble in Indie SQUATTERS, Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates Star in THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET

     May 16, 2012


More casting news for you today.  Here it is at a glance:

  • Richard Dreyfuss has joined the indie pic, Squatters, along with Lolita Davidovich, Nancy Travis, Evan Ross, Luke Grimes and Andrew Howard.
  • Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates have joined Amelie director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious Spivet.
  • Max Greenfield of Fox’s New Girl has joined the Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler comedy, They Came Together, directed by David Wain.

Hit the jump for more.

Variety reports that Dreyfuss and the ensemble cast are set for Squatters, an indie film directed by Martin Weisz (The Hills Have Eyes II) from a script by Justin Shilton.  The pic follows a homeless couple from Venice Beach who move into a mansion in the Pacific Palisades, only to have the homeowners complicate matters when they return from vacation early.  Squatters also stars Thomas Dekker and Gabriella Wilde.

The Playlist reports that young-and-prodigious-spivet-book-coverCarter and Bates are set to join The Young and Prodigious Spivet, formerly titled The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. In taking another stab at an English-language film (the first happened to be Alien: Resurrection ), Jeunet will adapt Reif Larson’s debut novel that “tells the story of a 12-year-old cartographer’s cross-country adventure from Montana to the Smithsonian Museum. Project fits into Jeunet’s body of work as it explores the imaginative mind of a child, mixing realism and fantasy.” Kyle Catlett has been cast in the starring role with Callum Keith Rennie (Memento) playing his father.  Amelie screenwriter Guillaume Laurent is also on board.  Filming is set to begin in Alberta, Canada on June 20th with an October 2013 release date being eyed.

Finally, Deadline is reporting the addition of Greenfield to They Came Together. Greenfield will star as Rudd’s “wayward, couch-surfing brother” in the romantic comedy parody that reunites Rudd, Poehler and Wain (Wet Hot American Summer).

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