Casting Roundup: Another Blumhouse Thriller Gets Its Victim, The Hunger Games Gets Its Boggs

34th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet Blumhouse terrorizes Julianne Hough, Vince Vaughn protects Hailee Steinfeld and Reese Witherspoon cheats on a Newsroom star in today’s roundup.

• Seems like every other day there’s a new Blumhouse thriller in the works, and we’ve got another one today. Julianne Hough will star in Curve, playing a bride-to-be who deliberately crashes her car in an attempt to escape a dangerous hitchhiker, only to end up trapped. Sounds horrifying. I’ll probably never see this. [Variety]

The Newsroom star Thomas Sadoski will play loving and forgiving husband to Reese Witherspoon in true life drama Wild, about one woman’s 1,100 hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to rediscover herself after losing her mother and downward spiraling. [THR]

Keanu Reeves-Willem Dafoe assassin rivalry flick John Wick has added Michael Nyqvist, Adrianne Palicki, Dean Winters and Alfie Allen. Reeves and Dafoe play former friends and hitmen who have to battle each other when the latter is hired to kill the former. No word on who the new cast additions will play. [Deadline]

• Busy indie actor Brady Corbet has booked two new roles, in Noah Baumbach’s currently filming While We’re Young with Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, and HBO miniseries Olive Kittridge starring Frances McDormand. He’ll play husband to Zoe Kazan in the HBO mini. [Deadline]

Hailee Steinfeld, who’s only 16 but almost always signed on to maybe a dozen movies at any given time, has added another to her plate. She will play daughter to heist-for-hire con man Vince Vaughn in actioner Term Life. He sets up a life insurance policy for her, but has to stay alive for the 21 days it takes to take effect. Easier said than done, naturally. [The Wrap]

The Office is over but that funny cast probably won’t be hurting for work for long. Ellie Kemper, aka receptionist Erin, has joined Cameron Diaz-Jason Segal comedy Sex Tape, which is about, what else, a homemade sex tape that gets into the wrong hands. Rob Lowe also stars. [The Wrap]

House of Cards’ shadowy lobbyist Remy Dalton, Mahershala Ali has signed on for the role of Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Boggs is a slightly bigger role than the periphery characters cast in recent weeks, as he’ll play right hand man to Julianne Moore’s President Coin before becoming protector to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. [Lionsgate]

• Don’t despair too much, Fringe fans, looks like Walter Bishop will be back on a Fox show near you soon. John Noble has booked a guest spot on the network’s new hit series Sleepy Hollow, described as a major recurring arc, as a man with supernatural powers who may be able to help the displaced-in-time Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in his ever-waging battle against the headless horseman. [Deadline]

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