Casting: Blood, Bullies, uwantme2killhim

Blood Ties
Zoe Saldana, Mark Wahlberg and Marion Cotillard are all linked to “Blood Ties”, Guillaume Canet’s English-language remake of 2008 French film “Rivals” (aka. “Les liens du sang”) for Wild Bunch.

Set in the 1980’s, the story follows two brothers – one a pimp and the other a cop – with the former being the family favourite. Canet started in the original and will work with James Gray on the script of the remake. He may also have a small role. [Source: Screen Daily]

Danny McBride is expected to star in Randy Krallman’s comedy “Bullies” for Mandate Pictures and Rough House Pictures.

Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul penned the script about two brothers who have been bullies all their lives get their comeuppance.

[Source: Deadline]

Due to a delay, the cast for the new UK thriller “uwantme2killhim?” has undergone a shake up with Jamie Blackley, Toby Regbo, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Jaime Winstone and Mark Womack now making up the cast.

Based on a real-life story of teenagers who met online with violent results, Andrew Douglas directs from Mike Walden’s script while Bryan Singer is producing. Shooting started last week in the UK. [Source: Screen Daily]