Casting: Cusack, Lloyd, Forte, Novak

First, Nicole Kidman signed on to replace Sofia Vergara, now John Cusack is set to replace Tobey Maguire in Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy”.

Cusack will take on the role of a death row inmate whom brothers Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron are trying to save. [Source:]

Dead Before Dawn
Christopher Lloyd has joined Canadian indie 3D horror film “Dead Before Dawn” from Wango Films which is currently shooting in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Lloyd will play the occult shop-running grandfather of Casper Galloway (Devon Bostick) in the story of college kids that accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Rock of Ages
“Saturday Night Live” actor Will Forte is joining the all-star cast of “Rock of Ages”, New Line’s adaptation of the Broadway musical about 80’s rock.

Forte is playing Mitch Miley, the head anchor of a network news show. The part was not in the stage musical. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

The Dictator
“The Office” writer/actor B.J. Novak, who is reported to be playing a small role in the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy. [Source: Collider]