Casting: Chastain, Lambert, Baruchel

The Darling
Jessica Chastain is reportedly set to join “Incendies” director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the Russell Banks novel “The Darling”.

Chastain would play a political extremist who operates as a member of the Weather Underground in the late 70’s. She’s forced to flee America for West Africa, where along with her Liberian husband she befriends a warlord who eventually puts her family and life in peril. [Source: The Playlist]

The Rebel Kind
Jay Baruchel is set to star in writer/director Reg Harkema’s “The Rebel Kind,” a film based on the memoir of John ‘Buck Cherry’ Armstrong – frontman of 80’s Vancouver-based band The Modernettes.

The story chronicles the emergence of the city’s punk-rock scene via a successful band that throws in the towel, realizing the deep cost of pursuing superstardom. Shooting on the $5 million project kicks off next Fall. [Source: Variety]

Django Unchained
Adelaide singer Catherine Lambert has scored a role in Quentin Tarantino’s slave-themed western “Django Unchained”.

Not much is known about her role other than she will don a corset and brushed up on her horse-riding skills. She began shooting her role earlier this week. [Source: Adelaide Now]