Linda Ge writes for Bleeding Cool.
Lots of big and small casting news today. Guardians of the Galaxy is apparently still adding cast members, Marc Maron is going to be on the big screen, Adrien Brody is not, and more in today’s roundup.
• James Gunn regular Gregg Henry makes it three for three, joining the director’s biggest movie yet – Guardians of the Galaxy. He now joins the rest of the cast – Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro and more – already filming in London. [Twitter]
• Comedian Marc Maron, along with Oliver Platt, Jane Levy and Johnny Simmons are set for indie Frank and Cindy, which tells the true story of Frank Garcia, bassist of early 1980s one-hit wonder band OXO, and his wife Cindy Brown. [THR]
• Emmy and Tony nominated actor Bobby Cannavale is joining Sony’s remake of musical Annie. Quvenzhane Wallis plays the little orphan, Jamie Foxx her bald benefactor, and Cameron Diaz the villainous orphanage matron. Will Gluck is directing for a Christmas 2014 release. [Deadline]
• The Newsroom’s John Gallagher, Jr. and indie actress Katie Lyn Sheil began filming The Heart Machine today in New York. The two play a couple in an online, long-distance relationship which is threatened when he suspects she’s been living in his city the whole time. [Deadline]
• Mud breakout star Tye Sheridan is joining Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Dark Places. This is one of the ones that’s not Gone Girl. [Deadline]
• On the TV side of things, Sarah Clarke has landed the female lead role in AMC’s drama pilot Line of Sight, about a man’s quest for truth after surviving a mysterious plane crash. Clarke will play his wife (but of course). [Deadline]
• Another pilot, Bryan Fuller’s High Moon, which will air on Syfy, has cast two leads in Dana Davis and Peter Macon. The show explores what happens when a new form of life is discovered on the moon. [Deadline]
• Adrien Brody probably still hasn’t figured out how his career disappeared after winning an Oscar for The Pianist, but at least he’ll learn a few of Houdini’s tricks when he plays the famous magician in a four-hour miniseries for The History Channel. [THR]
• James Marsden and Nick Frost are taking a Business Trip with Vince Vaughn. The comedy about an American’s business trip shenanigans in Europe will be directed by Ken Scott and also stars Dave Franco. [The Wrap]
• Rodrigo Santoro, soon to be seen reprising his role as Xerxes in sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, is joining grifter rom com Focus. Will Smith plays a veteran con man whose romantic entanglements with a younger newcomer (Margot Robbie) complicates his game. Santoro will play a rich rival for Robbie’s affections. [THR]