Casting: Caplan, Grande, Glover, Terrell

Now You See Me 2
Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) is in negotiations to join the cast of “Now You See Me 2” for Summit Entertainment. Details of Caplan’s role are being kept under wraps.

Jon M. Chu is directing the follow-up to the 2013 illusionist thriller which sees the return of Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine. [Source: Heat Vision]

Underdogs
Pop star Ariana Grande, “X-Men” actor Nicholas Hoult and Katie Holmes are all set to voice the lead roles in Argentinean filmmaker Juan Jose Campanella’s animated family comedy “Underdogs” for The Weinstein Company.

Matthew Morrison, Eugenio Derbez, John Leguizamo, Chazz Palminteri, Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan also star in the film about a team of foosball players who come together again to win back their dignity. The movie opens April 10th 2015. [Source: The Wrap]

The Martian
Aksel Hennie (“Headhunters”) and Donald Glover (“Community) have joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi movie “The Martian” at 20th Century Fox. Hennie play an astronaut, Glover a young NASA employee.

Matt Damon plays an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home to Earth. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Mackenzie Davis and Jeff Daniels also star. [Source: The Wrap]

Codes of Conduct
HBO has given a pilot order to “Codes of Conduct,” a new drama series from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen and “The Kingdom” scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan. McQueen and Carnahan are co-writing the script and will executive produce.

The story revolves around a young African-American man who enters New York high society but his past may not be what it seems. U.S. born, Australian raised and trained newcomer Devon Terrell will star. [Source: Variety]