Casting: Akerman, Braun, Malone, Schreiber

Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”) has been cast in Showtime’s new drama pilot “Billions” alongside Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Akerman plays Lara Axelrod, a former nurse who is now married to billionaire Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Lewis).

The story is a fictional tale of the high finance world, examining what happens when Lewis’ brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king character collides with hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti). Filming is now underway in New York. [Source: THR]

Fun House
Nicholas Braun (“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”) will join Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in “Fun House” at Paramount Pictures. Braun will play the cameraman who works with Fey’s character.

An adaptation of Kim Barker’s wartime memoir “Taliban Shuffle,” Fey plays a journalist and self-confessed adrenaline junkie who recounts her six years of reporting on terrorism and international affairs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. [Source: Deadline]

Things You Missed While You Were Gone
Jena Malone has signed on to play a lead role in Nina Ljeti’s indie feature “Things You Missed While You Were Gone”. She joins a cast that includes Lyndie Greenwood, Thomas Mann, Soko and Shane West. Details of the story are unknown, but filming begins in the spring in South Carolina. [Source: Deadline]

13 Hours
Pablo Schreiber (“The Wire,” “Orange is the New Black”) is in final negotiations to join John Krasinski in Michael Bay’s Benghazi thriller “13 Hours” for Paramount Pictures. The story recounts the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Libya on September 11th 2012.

Schreiber will play one of the members of the six-man security team that fought to defend the many Americans stationed at the compound. Chuck Hogan penned the script based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book and filming begins in the Spring. [Source: Variety]