Casting: Armitage, Thorne, Strathairn, Cooke

Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland have all joined the Irish action thriller “Pilgrimage” for XYZ Films. A seven-week shoot is set to commence next month on the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes region of Belgium.

The story follows 13th century monks whose faith is tested when they escort a monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. Brendan Muldowney will direct from a screenplay by Jamie Hannigan, while Conor Barry, John Keville and Benoit Roland will produce. [Source: Screen]

Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
Bella Thorne (“The DUFF”) has joined the cast of Walt Becker’s upcoming animated/live-action sequel “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” at 20th Century Fox.

In the film, a series of misunderstandings has led chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York and dump them. Thorne will play Ashley. [Source: Deadline]

November Criminals
David Strathairn is set to join Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener in Sacha Gervasi’s thriller “November Criminals” at Lotus Entertainment. Beth O’Neil and Erika Olde are producing and filming began this week in Rhode Island.

Steven Knight penned this adaptation of Sam Munson’s novel which follows two teenagers into the dangerous underbelly of Washington, D.C., as they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time. [Source: Variety]

Katie Says Goodbye
Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) has signed on to star as the title character in Sean Durkin’s indie drama “Katie Says Goodbye”. Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, Jim Belushi and Mary Steenburgen also star.

Cooke plays a 17-year-old waitress who attempts to overcome the hardships of poverty by prostituting herself in order to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco. Filming begins at the end of March in New Mexico. [Source: THR]