Casting: Close, Wilson, Gerwig, Plaza, Lloyd

Glenn Close is set to star as Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Russian grand duchess Anastasia Romanov, in Arie Posin’s drama “Duchess”. Posin and Nicholas Kazan (“Reversal of Fortune”) co-wrote the script.

In the film, Anderson is broken out of confinement in a retirement home by her American husband, Jack Manahan. Together they evade the authorities across rural Virginia to have the honeymoon they never had. [Source: Variety]

Night At The Museum 3
Rebel Wilson will join Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais in Shawn Levy’s third “Night At The Museum” feature for Fox.

Wilson will play the night guard at the British museum where the action takes place this. A Christmas 2014 release is planned. [Source: Deadline]

Maggie’s Plan
Greta Gerwig has joined Rebecca Miller’s comedy of manners “Maggie’s Plan”. Miller wrote the screenplay from a story by Karen Rinaldi. Filming aims to begin this Fall. [Source: Screen]

Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt and Jeff Goldblum will join the likes of Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany in the cast of David Koepp’s currently filming action comedy “Mortdecai” at Lionsgate and Oddlot.

Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow play a roguish art dealer and his wife who must evade Russian mobsters, British MI5 and a terrorist in search of a stolen painting believed to contain the key to a horde of Nazi gold. [Source: Screen]

Harry Lloyd (“Game Of Thrones,” “Doctor Who”) has scored a regular role in WGN America’s 13-episode drama series “Manhattan”. Filming is slated to begin in March in New Mexico.

The series is against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists (Lloyd plays one) and their families as they attempt to live in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. [Source: Deadline]