Here’s the latest casting news of the day:
- Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.
- Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt.
- Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton’s Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker.
- Sean Mewshaw’s Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, and Blythe Danner.
Hit the jump for more on each film.
Deadline reports that Reedus will spend his hiatus for The Walking Dead filming Triple Nine. Scripted by Matt Cook, the thriller sees a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob into executing a near-impossible heist. In order to pull it off, they cook up a 999, police code for “officer down.” When the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack instead, their plans are upended, “triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.”
Heat Vision has word that Lee, Gladis, and Holt are the latest additions to Terminator: Genesis. Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, and Arnold Schwarzenegger star in the sci-fi reboot, with J.K. Simmons and Dayo Okeniyi playing supporting roles. The roles for all three newcomers are being kept under wraps with Lee’s being under extra security in what’s being called a “key role.”
Weston, who was recently seen alongside Gerard Butler in Chasing Mavericks, will now join Taken 3, says Variety. The report also confirms Whitaker as being on board. Weston will play the part of Grace’s boyfriend, but beyond that, little else is known about the threequel.
The Playlist reports that have Agron, Dunne, Masur, and Danner have joined the indie comedy, Tumbledown. “The movie centers on a woman (Hall) unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician. Struggling to write his bio, she meets a brash New York academic (Sudekis) who has a different take on her husband’s life—and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to craft the famous singer’s story and begin to write the next chapter in their lives together.” Joe Manganiello also stars.