Casting: Chou, Martini, Nolte, Wilson

The Viral Factor
“The Green Hornet” star Jay Chou stars in Dante Lam’s $25 million action thriller “The Viral Factor” at Emperor Motion Pictures.

Chou and Nicholas Tse play estranged brothers on opposite sides of the law, who reunite in their bid to thwart a villain’s plan to spread a fatal virus around the world.

Already shot in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the film will get a release late January. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Pacific Rim
Max Martini has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” from Legendary Pictures.

The story tracks an alien invasion that threatens Earth, Martini would play part of the resistance that fights them. [Source: Variety]

The Company You Keep
Nick Nolte is in talks to join Robert Redford’s political thriller “The Company You Keep” based on the Neil Gordon novel.

Redford plays a former militant wanted by the FBI who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by an ambitious young reporter (Shia LaBeouf). [Source: ]

Struck By Lightning
“Bridesmaids” actress Rebel Wilson has joined the indie coming-of-age comedy “Struck by Lightning”.

“Glee” star Chris Colfer plays a character is struck and killed by a bolt of lightning and chronicles his exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a magazine he’s publishing. [Source: Variety]