Casting: Connelly, Russell, Atwell, Gatt

Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie have joined the cast of Paul Bettany’s feature directorial debut “Shelter” at Voltage Pictures and BiFrost Pictures.

Bettany wrote the screenplay to the New York-set story which begins filming in Manhattan later this year. [Source: Screen]

22 Jump Street
Wyatt Russell will join Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s action comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” at Sony Pictures.

This one moves the undercover cop conceit from high school to college. Russell plays a frat brother who bonds with Tatum’s character and is the lead suspect in the case. [Source: THR]

Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s currently shooting “Cinderella” at Walt Disney Pictures.

Atwell plays Cinderella’s real mother at the beginning of the story, a role she describes as “the embodiment of goodness and maternal love.” [Source:]

Game of Thrones
British actor Joseph Gatt has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” in an unspecified role.

Speculation online has him pegged as the wildling leader Styr, Magnar of Thenn who leads an attack on Castle Black. Gatt recently tweeted about filming in Iceland. [Source: THR]