Noah Emmerich Joins JANE GOT A GUN, Tom Holland Set for Ron Howard’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, and Hailee Steinfeld Added to THE HOMESMAN

     April 10, 2013


We’ve got casting news for every taste this evening. Here’s the latest:

  • Noah Emmerich will be teaming up with Warrior director, Gavin O’Connor once again. This time for the production-troubled Western Jane Got a Gun.
  • Tom Holland (The Impossible) has joined the ensemble of Ron Howard’s whaling drama In The Heart Of The Sea.
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is ready for another frontier round, as she joins the cast of Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman.

Hit the jump for more details on each casting.

After encountering a bit of a rough patch – losing the director, followed by the antagonist’s exit – the production of Jane Got a Gun seems to be back on its feet and doing quite well.  Per Deadline, Noah Emmerich is the latest addition to the cast already comprised of the recently-announced Bradley CooperNatalie Portman, and Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty).  Emmerich is joining the Western in the role of the leading lady’s (Portman) outlaw husband, whose gang is out to kill him.  The film center’s around Portman’s character, as she enlists help from her ex-lover (Edgerton) in order to protect her husband and her farm.

From a rural, country farm we head straight to the ocean blue for Ron Howard’s next directorial project In the Heart of the Sea.  The film, starring Chris Hemsworth, has added another male to its cast in the form of British rising star Tom Holland.  The young actor is best known for his portrayal of Naomi Watts’ son Lucas, in last year’s The Impossible. Holland is set for the role of Young Nickerson, an aspiring whaler on board the ship Essex.  The film tells the story of an 1820 whaling expedition gone wrong, as the team gets stranded in the ocean after being attacked by a vicious sperm whale.  The ordeal is said to have influenced Herman Melville’s renowned novel, Moby-Dick.  Details about filming and a release date have yet to be announced.

Lastly, also from Deadline, we get word that Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) has recently been added to the Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier drama The Homesman.  Steinfeld is set to play Tabitha Hutchinson, a “poor, simple, and barefoot teenager.”  The film centers around a claim jumper and a pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who teams up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.  Besides directing, Jones is producing and starring in the pic.  Steinfeld will be joining seasoned actors Swank, Meryl Streep, and John Lithgow.  The film is currently scheduled for a 2013 release.

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