The latest actor to join the film is “Lost’s” M.C. Gainey. He will play Big John Brittle, an overseer at Carrucan Plantation. The movie follows Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, a freed slave who becomes a bounty hunter and goes to track down his slave wife and liberate her from her evil plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. “Django Unchained” also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Kurt Russell and Laura Cayouette in its cast.
Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!
Derek Luke Will Now “Sparkle”
Deadline has learned that “Antwone Fisher” star Derek Luke is set to star as the male lead in Sony Tristar’s remake of “Sparkle.” He will play Stix Warren, a songwriter who is the love interest to Sparkle. The film also stars Jordin Sparks in the title role, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps and Cee Lo Green. Salim Akil is directing the flick.
Pink Says “Thanks For Sharing”
Get ready for another pop star to make her big screen debut. Pink, who previously had a small role in the horror movie “Catacombs,” will be headlining the upcoming sex addict dramedy “Thanks For Sharing.” Pink — real name Alecia Moore — will be joining Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo in the film according to CinemaBlend. She will play Dede, a “kindred spirit” to “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad’s character, Neil.
Toby Kebbell Heads To “The East”
Twitch has learned that “Rock’N’Rolla” star Toby Kebbell is the latest actor to join Zal Batmanglij’s “The East.” He’ll be joining the exciting cast of Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Brit Marling. “The East” follows a woman tasked with infiltrating an eco-terrorism group, only to fall in love with it’s leader (played by Skarsgard). Kebbell is playing a character named Doc.
Zach Gilford Takes “The Last Stand”
Deadline has learned that Zach Gilford, best known for his role as quarterback Matt Saracen in “Friday Night Lights,” has joined Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback movie “The Last Stand.” He will play the young small-town cop who works under Schwarzenegger’s sheriff character. The movie is being directed by Kim Jee-woon, and is already starting to shoot in Albuquerque.
Val Kilmer And Radha Mitchell Join “The Goats”
D.J. Caruso is working fast on casting his new indie drama, “The Goats.” Variety has learned that Val Kilmer and Radha Mitchell have already signed on to the project. The movie will follow two kids at a summer camp who end up getting stranded on Goat Island after being the victims of a cruel prank. They end up running away together on a “three-day journey of self-discovery.” “The Goats” is slated to start shooting today in Georgia.
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