Casting: Beckinsale, David, Alexander, Mullan

Cate McCall
Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell are starring in Karen Moncrieff’s “The Trials of Cate McCall” for Sunrise Pictures and Pitbull Pictures with filming currently underway in Los Angeles.

Beckinsale plays a former hotshot prosecutor who threw her career away after becoming an addict. Hoping to regain credibility and win custody of her estranged daughter, she takes on the appeal of a wrongly convicted murderess and takes on both the system and her own inner doubts. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Larry David Film
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is set to star in a new untitled improv-based comedy from Fox Searchlight.

“The Dictator” writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel are penning the script while Greg Mottola (“Superbad,” “Paul”) is in negotiations to direct. [Source: Digital Spy]

Lucky Stiff
Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James, Dominic Marsh and Jayne Houdyshell have been cast in Christopher Ashley’s film adaptation of the stage musical farce “Lucky Stiff” which begins shooting mid-June in Southern California.

The story centers on a lonely English bachelor who stands to inherit a fortune from his recently deceased uncle. Unfortunately, this involves squiring his uncle’s corpse on a whirlwind vacation to Monte Carlo, where several other parties have their eyes on the same inheritance. [Source: Variety]

Sunset Song
Peter Mullan (“Tyrannosaur”) and Agyness Deyn (“Clash Of The Titans”) have joined Terence Davies’ new adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel “Sunset Song”.

The story follows an impoverished farmer’s daughter living in North-East Scotland whose mother dies, her father suffers a stroke and starts making incestuous advances towards her, and her new husband is conscripted to fight in the Great War. [Source: The AP]