Casting: Cannavale, Marsden, Starr, Forsythe

Bobby Cannavale is set to star in Will Gluck’s new adaptation of “Annie” at Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment. Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne also star.

Cannavale will play a bulldog political adviser to Foxx’s character as he makes a mayoral run in New York. Gluck is currently revising the film’s screenplay, with a Christmas Day 2014 release planned. [Source: Deadline]

Business Trip
James Marsden and Nick Frost are in negotiations to join the cast of Ken Scott’s upcoming comedy “Business Trip” at New Regency.

Vince Vaughn plays an American businessman whose trip to Europe is upended and devolves into amusing madness. Marsden, Frost, and Dave Franco will have supporting roles. [Source: Yahoo]

Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead
Martin Starr (“This Is the End”), Ingrid Haas (“Scott Pilgirm Vs. The World”) and Jocelyn Deboer (“Inside Amy Schumer”) are set to join Tommy Wirkola’s zombie sequel “Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead”.

The story follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of Zombies with the help of a professional gang of zombie killers from the United States. [Source: Variety]

A Relative Stranger
William Forsythe, Rhys Wakefield, Maika Monroe and Ryan O’Nan joining James Badge Dale in Kane Senes’ Texas-set family indie drama “A Relative Stranger”. Filming begins in Austin in September.

The story follows a Civil War vet (Dale) who arrives at his brother-in-law’s rural Texas home after the war. He and his family become entangled in a dispute with the neighboring McCluskey family that escalates to deadly consequences. [Source: THR]