Casting: Bullock, Liotta, Bernal, Scott

Sandra Bullock is in early talks to join the update of the classic comic turned musical “Annie” at Sony Pictures. Will Smith and Jay-Z will produce the film which Will Gluck is directing.

Bullock would play Miss Hannigan, the mean lady who runs the orphanage inhabited by Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) and her friends. Jamie Foxx will also star as a modern incarnation of billionaire Daddy Warbucks. [Source: THR]

Green Dragons
Ray Liotta, Justin Chon and Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”) have joined the Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo-directed crime thriller “Revenge of the Green Dragons”. Martin Scorsese will executive produce, and shooting begins this week.

The story is adapted from Fredric Dannen’s New Yorker article, which chronicles a murder investigation involving the New York-based Green Dragons gang. Liotta plays the New York detective leading the investigation. [Source: Variety]

The casting of Gael Garcia Bernal in the Jon Stewart-directed “Rosewater” remains uncertain as Bernal is demanding a much bigger payday than what is being offered.

The story follows an Iran-born journalist held in solitary confinement in a Tehran prison for three months. The project is budgeted at a tight $10 million. [Source: THR]

Hello I Must Be Going
Seann William Scott and Kate Walsh are set to star in Courteney Cox’s directorial debut “Hello I Must Be Going”. David Flebotte penned the script.

Scott plays a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide. Walsh plays his sister-in-law. Shooting begins in Los Angeles later this month. [Source: Deadline]