Casting: Brody, Strahovski, Emmerich, Steinfeld

Harry Houdini Biopic
Adrien Brody is attached to star in a potential period miniseries based on the life of master illusionist Harry Houdini for the History Channel.

Brody would play the magician in what would be his first scripted TV appearance since the 1990s. Gerald W. Abrams will executive produce.[Source: The Live Feed]

Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”) will reprise her role of serial killer florist Hannah McKay in a multiple-episode arc in the upcoming eighth season of Showtime’s “Dexter”.

In the seventh-season finale, Hannah was seen escaping from the hospital and leaving a black orchid on Dexter’s doorstep. [Source: The Live Feed]

Jane Got A Gun
Noah Emmerich (FX’s “The Americans”) has scored the final major lead role in Gavin O’Connor’s western “Jane Got A Gun”.

Emmerich will play the outlaw husband of Natalie Portman’s Jane.

Knowing that his gang will come to kill her husband, Jane hires her ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) to stop them. [Source: Deadline]

The Homesman
Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) has joined the cast of Tommy Lee Jones’ upcoming western “The Homesman”. Meryl Streep, James Spader, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and David Dencik also star.

Jones helms and stars in the film as an untrustworthy man who teams up with a spinster school teacher (Hilary Swank) to transport three woman deemed crazy via ox-drawn wagon across the Western plains. [Source: Deadline]