Casting: Badgley, Whannell, Hall, Smith

Parts Per Billion
Penn Badgley, Teresa Palmer, Alexis Bledel and Hill Harper have joined the ensemble cast of Brian Horiuchi’s “Parts Per Billion”. Filming will take place through Christmas in Detroit.

The story follows three couples dealing with the same reality shaking event that threatens to tear them apart. Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Rosario Dawson and Josh Hartnett also star. [Source: Deadline]

Insidious Chapter Two
Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson are set to reprie their roles as Specs and Tucker in the upcoming sequel “Insidious Chapter Two”.

The sequel will reportedly feature flashbacks of various characters in the film that lead up to the events in the first. [Source: Horror Movies]

Rebecca Hall, Emily Blunt and Rooney Mara are all said to be up for the role of the wife of Johnny Depp’s character in “The Dark Knight” cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut “Transcendence”. Shooting kicks off in early March.

Depp plays a scientist trying create the first self-aware computer. Somewhere along the way, he dies and his consciousness is uploaded into this supercomputer by his wife. Then that computer is connected to the internet. [Source: Deadline]

Powder Room
Sheridan Smith and Jamie Winstone are leading the all-female cast of M.J. Delane’s micro-budget UK comedy “Powder Room” at DJ Films. Shooting is currently underway at London’s 3 Mills Studio.

Smith plays a woman whose life is turned upside down on a big night out with old college friends. Damian Jones and James Cotton will produce. [Source: Variety]