Casting: Cusack, Jones, Collins, Sharma

Love and Mercy
John Cusack is reportedly in talks to play The Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in the indie biopic “Love and Mercy”.

The Bill Pohlad-directed film is said to be an unconventional look at the life of the Beach Boys leader and explore his legendary battle with mental illness. Paul Dano plays Wilson at an earlier stage of his life.[Source: The Wrap]

American Hustle
Singer Jack Jones has joined the cast of David O. Russell’s political thriller “American Hustle” at Sony Pictures.

Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner also star and shooting is currently underway in Boston. [Source: Variety]

Clifton Collins Jr. has scored an undisclosed role in “The Dark Knight” cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut “Transcendence”.

Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara also star in the story of a scientist whose memory is uploaded into a computer after terrorists kill him. [Source: Variety]

Million Dollar Arm
“Life of Pi” star Suraj Sharma has joined the cast of Craig Gillespie’s “Million Dollar Arm” at Roth Films and Mayhem Pictures.

The true story drama has Sharma playing an Indian cricket player recruited by an American (Jon Hamm) to play baseball in America. [Source: The Wrap]