Casting: Cornish, Abrams, Church, Jacobs

Gone Girl
Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough have reportedly submitted audition tapes for the lead female role in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”.

Rosamund Pike emerged as a frontrunner earlier today for the story of a former journalist (Ben Affleck) who returns home to Missouri and becomes a prime suspect after his wife disappears. [Source: Variety]

Grass Stains
Austin Abrams and Beau Mirchoff have signed on for Kyle Wilamowski’s indie coming-of-age drama “Grass Stains”. Shooting is currently underway in North Carolina.

Abrams stars as a scruffy 16-year-old who pays little attention to his best friend Conrad’s (Tye Sheridan) first love (Kaitlyn Dever). Mirchoff plays the athletic older brother of the first love. [Source: Deadline]

Heaven Is For Real
Thomas Haden Church and Margo Martindale have joined Randall Wallace’s family feature “Heaven Is for Real” at TriStar Pictures. Shooting is currently underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The true story follows a small-town Pastor who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience. [Source: ]

Black and White
Gillian Jacobs (“Community”) has been cast opposite Kevin Costner in Mike Binder’s drama “Black and White”. Jacobs has the role of the girlfriend of Costner’s best friend (Bill Burr).

The story centers on a widowed attorney (Costner) who battles for custody of his bi-racial granddaughter after the girl’s black grandmother (Octavia Spencer) demands the child be put under the care of her drug addict father. [Source: THR]