There are a few new casting additions to attend to this afternoon. Briefly:
- Jeremy Piven has joined the already-wrapped sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow (previously titled All You Need Is Kill) starring Tom Cruise.
- Ray Liotta has taken on a pivotal role opposite Jeremy Renner in the thriller Kill the Messenger.
- Paul Reiser will star alongside Miles Teller in the low-budget drama Whiplash.
Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.
Though principal photography on director Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity) upcoming actioner Edge of Tomorrow has already been completed, Deadline reports that Jeremy Piven is making a very late addition to the cast. Piven is filming his scenes now as Col. Walter Marx in the UK as part of some reshoots that were reportedly always planned for the pic. Tom Cruise stars as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race. He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate. The pic is slated for release on June 6, 2014.
Additionally, Deadline reports that Ray Liotta has joined the cast of director Michael Cuesta’s Kill the Messenger. The thriller is based on the true story of a news reporter named Gary Webb whose life was ruined when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. After publishing his 1996 series “Dark Alliance,” Webb became the target of a smear campaign by the CIA. Jeremy Renner plays Webb, and Liotta will be playing a retired CIA agent interviewed by Webb who corroborates the CIA’s involvement in the Nicaragua situation.
Finally, Paul Reiser has joined the cast of writer/director Damien Chazelle’s drama Whiplash. The film tells the story of a talented drummer (Miles Teller) who strives for perfection under the instruction of a ruthless band conductor (J.K. Simmons). THR reports that Reiser will be play the father of Teller’s character in the pic, which is a feature-length adaptation of Chazelle’s short film that won the Sundance Jury Award.