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Geek Casting: Kristen Bell and Lilly Collins - WRITERS, Casey Affleck - OUT OF THE FURNACE

It's been a big week in casting for Kristen Bell. Yesterday it was announced that she will be joining Disney's animated film Frozen. Today it's been announced that she has been cast along side Lilly Collins in the movie Writers. The film is a dramady that, according to Deadline, "follows the members of the Borgens family and their love interests over the course of one tumultuous year. Greg Kinnear plays Bill Borgens, a famous novelist obsessed with his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly)." Collins will play their daughter Samantha, "who is pursued by a fellow writing student (Logan Lerman). Nat Wolff plays Samantha’s teenage brother, who is experiencing first love with Kate (Liana Liberato)." Bell will take on the role of Tricia, "Bill’s friend with benefits who tries to help him get over his ex-wife." Sounds like a good time!

Then there's the talented Casey Affleck, who has joined the revenge thriller Out of the Furnace. He joins Zoe Saldana and Christian Bale as an ex-con who is released from prison and is given no choice but to avenge the death of his brother. According to Deadline, Affleck will play the unfortunate brother. It's described as being a gritty throwback to films of the 1970s. It will be directed by Scott Cooper, who previously directed Crazy Heart. Affleck is a much more talented actor than his brother, so he'll do fine in this movie.

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