Casting: Criss, Sheen, Lind, Teale

Darren Criss (“Glee”) has scored a role in “Rain Man” scribe Barry Morrow’s directorial debut “Smitten”. The indie rom-com begins shootings in Italy next week with Julia Rask, David Nichols and Morrow set to produce.

Described as both an enchanted fable and a caper movie with four romances, Criss would play a young American fashion executive who gets kidnapped and taken into the alpine mountains by three bumbling members of the mafia. [Source: THR]

Michael Sheen (“Tron Legacy,” “Masters of Sex”) is set to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum’s sci-fi feature “Passengers” at Sony Pictures. Sheen will play the voice of the robot traveling with the lead characters.

Set on a spacecraft making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet, one passenger awakens from cryosleep nine decades early and decides to wake up a female passenger – which sparks a romance. Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”) penned the script. [Source: Variety]

Natalie Alyn Lind (“The Goldbergs”) has joined the cast of FOX’s “Gotham” for its second season. Lind will play Silver St. Cloud, an ethereal beauty with the pristine manners of a Gotham debutante but a heart beating with dark intent.

Cloud lost her parents at a young age, with she and Bruce Wayne ending up being drawn to each other. “Gotham” returns on September 21st. [Source: EW]

“Reign” actor Sean Teale will star in the lead role in the dystopian future-set espionage thriller series “Incorporated” for Syfy. Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions will produce while David and Alex Pastor penned and will direct the pilot.

Set in a time when companies have unlimited power, Reale plays a rising star in a mega-corporation determined to climb the bloodstained ladder of success in order to find and rescue the woman he loves. [Source: Deadline]