We’ve got a few interesting casting stories to get to this afternoon. Briefly:
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be leading the next live-action feature from director Robert Zemeckis, the biopic To Reach the Clouds.
- Emile Hirsch has joined the young ensemble cast of American Splendor directors Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman’s coming-of-age indie Ten Thousand Saints.
- Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave) has joined the impressive cast of Todd Haynes’ latest film Carol.
Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned films and casting.
The folks over at Twitch are reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take the lead of director Robert Zemeckis’ memoir adaptation To Reach the Clouds. The film tells the story of high wire walker Philippe Petit, the subject of the 2008 documentary Man on Wire. Further information is unknown, but this could very well serve as Zemeckis’ follow-up to Flight.
Additionally, Variety reports that Emile Hirsch will join Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Ethan Hawke in the coming-of-age comedy Ten Thousand Saints. Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman are directing the pic, which takes place in the Lower East Side of New York City in the 1980s and revolves around “three screwed up young people and their equally screwed up parents.” Filming is slated to begin Monday, January 27th.
Variety also reports that American Horror Story: Coven star Sarah Paulson has signed on to star in director Todd Haynes’ (I’m Not There) drama Carol, which is adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. The film already has Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara set to star, and Paulson will play Blanchett’s ex-lover and current confidante.