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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• We wouldn't mind getting snowed in with this trio! The Hollywood Reporter calls for stormy weather as "Project X" star Miles Teller will star opposite Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr in "Two Night Stand," a romantic indie that centers on a pair of twentysomething strangers who awaken after an ill-advised one-night stand to find themselves snowed in by a blizzard that’s put all of Manhattan on ice.
• After playing a victim in "Straw Dogs," Kate Bosworth is looking to be the rabble-rouser this time around. Heat Vision reports that the "Blue Crush" beauty will be playing James Franco's revenge-minded (and meth-addicted) sister in "Homefront," the action thriller starring Jason Statham and written by Sylvester Stallone.
• Speaking of inclement weather, Casey Affleck better buy himself a winter coat (or two!). The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the "Ocean's Eleven" star is attached to "Race to the South Pole," the true story of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen and their pursuit to be the first person to reach the South Pole in the early 1900s. Casey's brother Ben and pal Matt Damon will produce the film via their Pearl Street banner.
• Will Melissa McCarthy soon be nursing a "Hangover"? Variety serves up a bit of news involving the "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer (and Oscar nominee) being in talks to take on a small role in "The Hangover Part III." Details of the part are being kept under wraps, though we imagine it will probably involve inflicting some sort of bizarre humiliation and/or confusion upon the members of the Wolf Pack.
• Nothing like a failed suicide to put a spring back in your stride! Variety reports that Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike have joined Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in "A Long Way Down," the screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's darkly comic novel about four strangers who meet on New Year's Eve on the top of a London skyscraper and make a pact to help each other rather than plunge to their deaths.
• Let it forever be known as the movie that brought together the worlds of "Doctor Who" and "Battlestar Galactica." Deadline reports that Katee Sackhoff is joining Karen Gillen in "Oculus," a horror film about a haunted antique mirror.
• "Game over, man, just game over!" Heat Vision brings word that "Aliens" star Bill Paxton is in talks to join Tom Cruise in "All You Need Is Kill," director Doug Liman's sci-fi tale of a soldier stuck in a time loop.
• Gong Li is also who we'd cast if anyone ever made a movie called "The Last Goddess." Deadline reports that the "Miami Vice" beauty will be playing the title role in "The Last Empress," an epic biopic that tells the story of Empress Cixi and her complex relationships with Emperor Guang Xu and Imperial advisor American Costa, both of whom shared a desire to modernize China.
• Well, at least we know she's used to working with a whole lot of fake blood! Heat Vision brings word that "Dexter" actress Aimee Garcia will be assisting Gary Oldman as a scientist who helps bring Officer Alex J. Murphy back from the dead in the "RoboCop" remake.
• Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will soon be feeling a bit more ... animated. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the two actresses have joined Ashley Benson and Big Time Rush members Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson as part of the voice cast of "The Great Migration," an animated film about a group of characters that encounter a mutated predator threatening to destroy the balance of their environment.
• Heh-heh-hello, Monaco! Variety reports that the original "Party Girl" herself, Parker Posey, has joined the cast of "Grace of Monaco," the chronicle of Grace Kelly's (Nicole Kidman) complicated and politcially charged marriage to Monaco's Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth). Posey will play Madge Tivey-Faucon, Kelly's scheming lady-in-waiting.