Casting: Cumberbatch, Lambert, Clarke, Heard

Yellow Birds
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in “Yellow Birds” at Cinelou Films and Shenghua Entertainment. Evan Hayes developed the script and will produce alongside Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton.

Story Mining & Supply Co is financing this adaptation of Kevin Powers’ novel about two soldiers who head out to fight in Iraq. The older man promises to watch over the younger, teenage, soldier. [Source: Screen]

American Sniper
Joel Lambert (“Hot In Cleveland,” “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen”) has secured a role in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper”.

Lambert plays a Delta sniper who is sent on a mission with his partner (Owain Yoeman) as they join legendary marksman Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper). [Source: Deadline]

Bonnie and Clyde
Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men”) are set to play bank-robbing duo Bonnie and Clyde in Michael Sucsy’s “Go Down Together”.

Sheldon Turner [enned the adaptation of Jeff Guinn’s non-fiction book, a revisionist take on the legend of the Depression-era bank robbers. Sean Furst and Bryan Furst are producing. [Source: The Wrap]

The Adderall Diaries
Amber Heard and Ed Harris will join James Franco in Pamela Romanowsky’s film adaptation of Stephen Elliot’s memoir “The Adderall Diaries”

The story centers on the gripping account of a young man navigating the unstable terrain of truth and identity. Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Parrack also star. [Source: Variety]