Casting Call: Josh Lucas to Play Charles Lindbergh in J. EDGAR; Farmiga and Wasikowska Join A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

     January 18, 2011


We have a couple of quick casting stories for you this afternoon.  First up, Josh Lucas has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar.  According to Deadline, Lucas will play famous pilot/Nazi-symathizer/baby-misplacer Charles Lindbergh.  The biopic will star Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.  The cast also includes Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Damon Herriman (Justified), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), and Dame Judi Dench.  Eastwood is also reportedly considering Amy Adams and Naomi Watts for the role of Hoover’s secretary now that Charlize Theron has passed on the flick.  As we previously reported, Lucas is also rumored to be in the running to play Abraham Lincoln in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Hit the jump for casting news regarding Robert Connolley’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s 1955 play A View from the Bridge.

Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska have joined the cast of A View from the Bridge.  The drama will also star Anthony LaPaglia, Sam Neill, and Sebastian Stan.  Per Variety,

LaPaglia will play the role of Eddie in the 1950s Brooklyn-set pic, while Farmiga plays his wife, Beatrice, and Wasikowska plays their young niece Catherine, whom they have raised since childhood. When the arrival of Beatrice’s cousins from Italy enchants young Catherine, Eddie is consumed by jealousy and obsession that ultimately ends in tragedy.

Moral of the story: don’t invite your Italian cousins to hang out, at least I assume that’s what Miller was going for when he wrote the play.  Filming is expected to begin in June in Melbourne and New York.


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