Casting Roundup: De Niro finds Dark Fields, McAdams joins Woody, Gosling teams up with Carrell, & Sean Bean enters the Death Race
We've got a few little casting tidbits to share with you all today. These casting roundups are just to give you a quick little update on who is being cast in what.
Robert De Niro has joined the cast of Neil Burger's film Dark Fields. Bradley Cooper has already been cast in the film as the lead, and it's rumored that Elizabeth Banks has a role in it as well, but it's not confirmed. De Niro will play a brilliant financial mogul who begins pursuing Cooper’s character. Cooper character is a New York writer who comes into possession of a designer drug that gives him newfound intelligence and success.
Woody Allen is currently prepping up for a new untitled film that will star Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard. Now is looks like Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of this movie. All we know about the film other than who is being cast is that it's a romantic drama that will start shooting in Paris this summer. This will be the first time McAdams and Wilson starred in a movie together since Wedding Crashers.
It looks like Ryan Gosling is going to team up with Steve Carell in a new comedy that was written by Dan Fogelman (Bolt and Cars). The movie is being directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who are the same guys that directed Jim Carrey's I Love You, Philip Morris. The movie is about a father whose life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children. Not sure how this is going to turn out, but I like the idea of Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell teaming up.
Sean Bean will star opposite Luke Goss in the direct to DVD prequel for the film Death Race. They join the already cast of characters that include Lauren Cohan, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, and Frederick Koehler. The prequel is serving as the origin story for the character named Frankenstein, a convicted cop killer (Goss) in a declining American Empire where a racing reality show is about to be born in the country’s corrupt prison system. Should be a fun film, I enjoyed the Paul W.S. Anderson remake, it was good, stupid, action packed fun.