Casting: Canto, Ortiz, Coleman, Baker

Adan Canto (“The Following,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) has scored the lead role in the Amazon drama pilot “Hysteria” alongside Mena Suvari and T.R. Knight. Filming currently is underway in Austin.

Suvari plays a bright but shy doctor who travels to Austin to investigate an epidemic among high school girls that might be spreading through technology. Canto plays Matt Sanchez, a self-deprecating survivor and brother of the doctor’s childhood best friend. [Source: The Live Feed]

Former world welterweight champion boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz has joined the cast of Antoine Fuqua’s boxing feature “Southpaw” for The Weinstein Company.

Ortiz plays Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker star in the film which just began shooting in Pittsburgh. [Source: Deadline]

Heroes Reborn
Jack Coleman is returning for the upcoming 13-episode “Heroes” event series on NBC. Coleman is the first returning actor to sign on for the 2015 show.

Coleman played Noah Bennet, Clare’s father, who was also better known as the villainous man in the horn-rimmed glasses (HRG). [Source: Deadline]

Dylan Baker (“Spider-Man 2,” “The Good Wife”) has joined the cast of the Martin Luther King Jr.-themed film “Selma” at Paramount Pictures. Ava DuVernay is directing.

Baker will play FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover who carried out extensive investigations of King and his cohorts, including wiretapping and heavy surveillance. [Source: Deadline]