Thank You for Your Service
Haley Bennett (“The Equalizer”) is in talks to play a love interest of Miles Teller in Jason Hall’s post-traumatic stress disorder drama “Thank You for Your Service” for DreamWorks Pictures. Bennett is the top choice but no offer has been made as yet.
Based on David Finkel’s 2013 book of the same name follows up the fate of a battalion chronicled in an earlier Finkel book which engaged in a 15-month tour of Baghdad during the surge of 2007-08. [Source: Variety]
Chanel Celaya (“21 Jump Street”) is set to join Richie Keen’s comedy “Fist Fight” at New Line. Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell and Dean Norris are also on board to star in the film which Evan Susser and Van Robichaux penned.
Ice Cube and Charlie Day play two teachers who work in a broken-down school system and wind up in a fist fight with each other. Celaya will play Katie, a fellow teacher at the school. [Source: Variety]
Skyler Gisondo (“Vacation”) has joined the cast of Gerard Johnson’s “Godmother” whcih is in pre-production in Puerto Rico. Catherine Zeta Jones, Olivier Martinez, John Leguizamo and Jordi Molla also star.
Zeta Jones stars as the late drug kingpin Griselda Blanco. Gisondo will play an ambitious frat boy who gets in over his head within the cocaine trade. Nicholas Pileggi and Daniela Cretu are producing. [Source: Variety]
Chad Lindberg (“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Manson’s Lost Girls”) has joined the cast of the indie action thriller “Security” for Millennium Films. Shooting begins next month in Bulgaria.
Lindberg will play a shopping mall security guard who finds himself unwittingly caught up in a battle to help a new guard (Antonio Banderas) protect an innocent girl against a deadly gang that wants to keep her from participating as a trial witness against their boss (Ben Kingsley). [Source: Deadline]