Casting: Close, Thomas, Banquero, Paxton, Brody

Bastards
Glenn Close is in final negotiations to join J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Terry Bradshaw and Ving Rhames in Lawrence Sher’s comedy “Bastards”.

Wilson and Helms play brothers whose eccentric and one-time wild party girl in the 1970s mother (Close) fabricates a story that their father died when they were young. When they find out the story is false, they set out to find their real father. [Source: Deadline]

Ouija 2
Henry Thomas (“E.T.”) and Lulu Wilson (“Deliver Us From Evil”) have signed on to Mike Flanagan’s upcoming sequel to the supernatural thriller “Ouija” for Universal, Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro.

Annalise Basso and Elizabeth Reaser also star in the film which once again revolves around the ancient spirit board. It is currently targeting an October 2016 release. [Source: THR]

Sister of Mine
Ivana Baquero (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Julio Perillan (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) are set to head up Pedro Aguilera’s family drama “Sister of Mine” for Ciudad Lunar. Filming is now underway and will continue through mid-October.

The sexual obsession story follows a young film director who one day happens upon a porn website that hosts a video starring his young sister. Aguilera and Juan Carlos Sampedro penned the script. [Source: Variety]

The Circle
Bill Paxton is in negotiations to join Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Karen Gillan and John Boyega in James Ponsoldt’s film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel “The Circle.”

Watson plays a young woman who is hired for a big job at an online monopoly called the Circle which links all users’ personal info through a universal operating system – essentially making privacy obsolete. [Source: Variety]

CHiPS
Adam Brody (“The O.C.”) and Rosa Salazar (“Insurgent”) are set to join Dax Shepard, Michael Pena and Vincent D’Onofrio in the film adaptation of the popular 1970s TV series “CHiPs” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows two officers (Shepard, Pena) who patrolled the highways of California. Brody will play another officer on the force, while D’Onofrio is the villain. Shepard will write and direct. [Source: Variety]