Casting: Bond, Paul, Reunion, Cool, Glutton

Bond 23
“Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Miami Vice” actress Naomie Harris has confirmed she has been talking with “James Bond 23” producers but wouldn’t reveal for which role or even if she will take it or if she’s been offered the part. [Source: The Playlist]

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Next
Rami Malek (“24,” “Night at the Museum”) and Madisen Beaty (“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”) have joined the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama.

Malek will play Clark, the son-in-law of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) the creator of a new faith that closely mirrors Scientology. Beaty’s role is unknown at present.

Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Lena Endre also star. [Source:]

American Reunion
“Chuck” actor Vik Sahay has joined the cast of “American Reunion”, the new “American Pie” movie from Universal currently shooting in Atlanta.

Sahay will play the boss to Stiffler (Scott). Sahay’s character was the nerdy kid in high school who grows up to be your boss and takes great pleasure in dishing it back now that the tables have turned. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

As Cool As I Am
Jon Tenney has replaced Clark Gregg in “As Cool As I Am” for Identity Films and Wind Dancer Films. Tenney will play the character of a motivational speaker

The coming-of-age story follows a Montana teen girl dealing with her self-centered parents trying to recapture the youth they feel they missed.

Claire Danes, James Marsden, Peter Fonda, Alanis Morissette, Mario Batali, Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, Rhys Cairo, Jeremy Sisto, Anika Noni Rose and Will Peltz also star. [Source: Variety]

David Arquette has cast his older sister Patricia in his second directorial effort – the psychological thriller “Glutton”.

Abraham Benrubi will play a 1200 pound bed-ridden old man while Arquette will play his sister [Source: Variety]

Bop Decameron
Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari and Sergio Rubini are in advanced negotiations to join Woody Allen’s Rome-set project which has a working title of “Bop Decameron.”]

The film consists of four separate vignettes. Two are stories with American characters set in Rome, while the other two involve Italian characters, also set in Rome. The vignettes never intersect.

Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin also star while Roberto Benigni is expected to have a major role. Shooting kicks off July 11th. [Source: ]