Casting: Akira, Dog, Frozen, Home

Akira
Gary Oldman has been offered the role of Colonel while Helena Bonham-Carter has been offered Lady Miyako in Jaume Collet-Sera’s US remake of anime “Akira”.

“Tron: Legacy” star Garret Hedlund is still in early talks and is said to not be as far along as the other two. [Source: Twitchfilm]

Dog Fight & Frozen Ground
Veteran TV actress Katherine LaNasa (“Two and a Half Men,” “Big Love”) has been cast as Will Ferrell’s wife in Warner Bros.’ political comedy “Dog Fight” and John Cusack’s wife in the serial killer thriller “The Frozen Ground.” [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Home Run
Scott Elrod has signed on to star in David Boyd’s indie feature “Home Run”. Elrod will play a professional baseball player with a substance abuse problem who finds redemption coaching a Little League team.

Melanie Wistar, Brian Brightly, Eric Newman and Candace Lee penned the script and shooting is currently underway in Oklahoma. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]