Casting: Bettany, Baker, Cook, Malone

Paul Bettany is in negotiations to star opposite Johnny Depp in the Wally Pfister-directed “Transcendence” at Alcon Entertainment.

The story is being kept under wraps, and Bettany will play a scientist. Shooting kicks off in the spring. [Source: Deadline]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Dylan Baker and Meagan Good are set to join the cast of the upcoming sequel to the comedy “Anchorman”.

John C. Reilly is also rumored to be making an appearance in the film. Good is set to play Ron Burgundy’s boss. [Source: Deadline]

Dane Cook will star in Disney’s upcoming animated feature “Planes” in the role of a small plane named Dusty.

In the story, Dusty dreams of being a pro racing plane but must overcome both a lack of experience and a fear of heights. [Source: THR]

Jena Malone (“Hatfields & McCoys”) has scored the lead role in the Mitchell Lichtenstein-helmed, Victorian-era London set psychological thriller “Angelica”. The story is based on the novel by Arthur Phillips.

Malone will play Constance, a young shop girl who falls for and marries Dr. Joseph Barton. After the difficult childbirth of their daughter, a doctor-ordered celibacy creates a rift in the Bartons’ marriage and a ghostly force enters their home. [Source: Deadline]