Casting: Anderson, Elizabeth, Braga, Weaving

Great Expectations
Gillian Anderson is to star as a ‘sexually charged and alluring’ Miss Havisham in a radical three-part BBC1 television reworking of Charles Dickens’s classic “Great Expectations.”

Douglas Booth plays Pip while Ray Winstone is Magwitch in this take which will remain faithful to Dickens’s story but give things a contemporary tone – aiming to capture the spirit of the “Bleak House” which Anderson scored great acclaim for. [Source: The Daily Mail]

American Reunion
Shannon Elizabeth has signed on to reprise her role of Czech exchange student Nadia in the upcoming “American Reunion” for Universal Pictures.

The actress is slated to start filming her role next week in Atlanta. [Source: Deadline]

Alice Braga (“Predators,” “I Am Legend”) has been cast in “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi feature “Elysium”.

Details of her role in the top secret project are being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

Cloud Atlas
Though we already know he’s been cast, Hugo Weaving has revealed that he’ll play more than one character in the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s “Cloud Atlas”.

He said in a recent interview “That’s a project that’s really exciting because all the actors will be playing more than one role. I actually have six characters in the same film and they are all different people in six different stories”. [Source: The Herald Sun]