Casting: Cotillard, Hendricks, Bruhl, Chapman

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard has been cast as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” for See-Saw. Filming begins in the UK in January.

Cotillard replaces Natalie Portman who was previously attached in the role. Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce. [Source: Screen Daily]

Dark Places

Christina Hendricks has signed on to Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”. Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Corey Stoll and Andrea Roth also star.

Hendricks will play the older version of Krissi Cates character. Krissi has been haunted by a secret from her past that could have great implications for Charlize Theron and Corey Stoll’s characters. [Source: Deadline]

Sils Maria

Daniel Bruhl, Brady Corbet, Bruno Ganz and Tom Sturridge have all joined the cast of Olivier Assayas’ “Sils Maria” at IFC.

Juliette Binoche plays an older actress who gets obsessed-over by a younger thesp (Chloe Moretz) taking on a role the older actress made famous. [Source: The Film Stage]

Game of Thrones
Dean-Charles Chapman (“The White Queen”) is set to take over the role of Joffrey’s young brother, Prince Tommen Baratheon, in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

Callum Wharry previously played the very minor role so far in the first two seasons of the series. The character did not appear in the third. [Source: Winter is Coming]