Casting Couch: Garner, Hurt, Hughes

“Jennifer Garner will produce and possibly star in comedy “Devil in the Junior League” for Universal Pictures. The adaptation of Linda Francis Lee’s tome will revolve around a stuffy Southern socialite whose husband disappears with another woman — and her fortune. She turns to a lawyer who says he’ll help in exchange for helping his flashy, less-than-appropriate wife get into the Junior League…” (full details)

William Hurt and Maria Bello will topline Arthur Cohn’s remake of Japanese film “Yellow Handkerchief,” with shooting starting in Louisiana on March 22nd. Udayan Prasad (“My Son the Fanatic,” “Brothers in Trouble”) is directing, and Chris Menges is the cinematographer. Eddie Redmayne also stars. The story follows a convict recently released from prison for an accidental murder who’s considering returning to his ex-wife and his old life…” (full details)

Wendy Hughes and Chris Haywood will join Steve Bisley, Geoff Morrell, Russell Dykstra, Susan Prior and John Gregg on the Aussie film “The View From Greenhaven Drive.” The pair will portray a couple on the brink of divorce until the children force a rethink. “Project Greenlight” winners Simon and Kenn MacRae will direct…” (full details)