Casting: Chastain, Hawkins, Aykroyd

Crimson Peak
Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) is set to join Emma Stone, Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cumberbatch in Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller “Crimson Peak” at Legendary Pictures.

Universal Pictures is reportedly considering coming on board to finance and distribute. Shooting aims to begin next February. [Source: Variety]

Sally Hawkins has signed on for Gareth Edwards’ currently filming reboot of the “Godzilla” franchise at Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

She joins a cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. [Source: Deadline]

Dan Aykroyd has joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s upcoming comedy “Tammy”. Aykroyd plays the father of Mark Duplass’ character.

McCarthy stars as a fast food restaurant employee who, after finding that her husband is cheating on her, quits her job and decides to drive to Mount Rushmore to rediscover herself. [Source: Variety]