Random casting news and notes from the last few days . . .
-Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Amy Brenneman and Jess Weixler have officially joined Look of Love. The film centers on a widow (Bening) who, several years after the death of her husband, meets a man (Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased spouse.
-Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Shepard are set to star in Scott Cooper‘s Out of the Furnace. The film centers on Russell Baze (Bale), who is released after serving four years in prison only to find that his younger brother, Rodney Baze Jr. (Affleck) has been brutally murdered. He sets out to avenge the death and track down the killer.
-Disney and Marvel Studios have scheduled Captain America 2 (tentative title) for April 4, 2014. The -Taylor Lautner events of the film will take place right after The Avengers.
-Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to star in The Judge. The film centers on an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral. He learns that his estranged father, a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, is suspected of murder.
-Taylor Lautner will be join Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2. Enough said . . .
-Variety is reporting Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson have joined Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for The Tomb. The story follows a structural security expert (Stallone) who is framed for a crime and put in a high-security prison of his own making. He then begins a mission that will not only help him escape his tomb, but find the person responsible for putting him there.