The “X-Men: First Class” actress will be replacing Greta Gerwig as the wife of Bradley Cooper’s character, a police officer turned politician, Vulture is reporting. “The Place Beyond The Pines,” which also stars Ryan Gosling, is currently filming in Schenectady. “Blue Valentine’s” Derek Cianfrance is directing the crime drama.
Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!
Three More For “Game Of Thrones”
The casting news for “Game of Thrones” season two continues with one major and two minor roles being filled. Author George R.R. Martin announced that Michael McElhatton will be playing Roose Bolton, who has a major role to play in Arya’s storyline in season two. Martin also revealed that Ben Crompton will be playing the role of Dolorous Edd Tollett, a man of the Night’s Watch who is friends with Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly. In other casting news, Access Hollywood learned that Karl Davies will be playing the role of Alton Lannister, a character who was not in the books.
John C. McGinley Joins “I, Alex Cross”
Variety has learned that “Scrubs” boss John C. McGinley will be headed to Summit Entertainment’s “I, Alex Cross.” He will be playing Chief of Police Richard Brookwell, a “vigorous, ambitious man — the opposite of Cross’s gentle, empathetic approach to solving homicides.” Tyler Perry plays the title role of Cross. Filming begins this month in Cleveland.
“The Killing” Gets Embroiled In More Crime In “Gangster Squad”
Mireille Enos of “The Killing” is the latest actress to join “Gangster Squad,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She will be playing the wife of Josh Brolin’s character, John O’Mara, who is one of the few cops not being paid by gangster Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn. THR says that Enos’s character is afraid her husband may die doing his job but helps him pick out his squad anyways.
Matt Dillon Joins “Imogene”
Kristen Wiig’s “Imogene” has gathered a very impressive cast for itself since it was announced. The latest to join the indie is Matt Dillon, who will play the love interest of Annette Bening’s character. According to Deadline, Dillon’s character says he is in the CIA, but he might just be crazy. Darren Criss and Natasha Lyonne are also set to star in the flick.
Vera Farmiga And Mark Strong Head “Closer To The Moon”
Deadline is reporting that Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong are set to star in the period drama “Closer to the Moon,” which is set in communist Romania. Strong will play a former head of a criminal investigation unit in Bucharest who is implicated in a bank robbery. Farmiga will play his former lover and mother of his child. Nae Caranfil is directing, and production begins on location in Bucharest in the early fall.
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