Casting: Bounceback, Identity, Dawn, Noir

The Bounceback
Michael Stahl-David, Sara Paxton, Zach Cregger and Addison Timlin have all joined the cast of Bryan Poyser’s indie rom-com “The Bounceback”.

The story chronicles two former couples that end up in Austin, Texas on the same emotionally fraught weekend. Trace Sheehan and Megan Gilbride are producing and shooting kicks off this month. [Source: Deadline]

Identity Theft
“Footloose” actresses Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Mary-Charles Jones have been cast as Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet’s daughters in Seth Gordon’s Universal comedy “Identity Theft.”

Bateman stars as a man whose life falls apart after his identity is stolen. When he corners the perpetrator (Melissa McCarthy), he gets a wake-up call he wasn’t expecting. [Source: Variety]

They Die By Dawn
Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and Erykah Badu are all set to star in a 45-minute film companion piece to The Bullits frontman Jeymes Samuel’s upcoming album “They Die By Dawn And Other Short Stories.”

The short, a ‘black Western’, is entitled “They Die By Dawn”. Shooting will take place at Melody Ranch Studios in L.A. where they shot “Deadwood”. [Source: Okay Player via The Playlist]

L.A. Noir
“The Walking Dead” alum Jeffrey DeMunn and Andrew Rothenberg are re-teaming with that series’ former show runner Frank Darabont for the TNT drama pilot “L.A. Noir”.

The true story series follows the decades-long conflict between the LAPD and the city’s criminals. Fellow ‘Dead’ star Jon Bernthal has scored the lead role of LAPD cop Joe Teague. [Source: The Live Feed]