Casting: Dafoe, Geraghty, Reilly, Marks

Out of the Furnace
Willem Dafoe will play the role of John Petty in Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller “Out of the Furnace” at Relativity Media.

Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker star. Shooting kicks off April 13th on location in Braddock, Pennsylvania. [Source: Vulture]

Brian Geraghty (“The Hurt Locker”) has joined Walter Strafford’s indie film “Kilimanjaro”.

Geraghty plays a man determined to climb the African peak after a recent breakup. Shooting kicks off mid-May in New York. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Kelly Reilly (“Sherlock Holmes”), Chloe Sevigny (“American Psycho”) and Sophie Curtis (“The English Teacher”) have joined the cast of vampire tale “Innocence” at Bankside Films and Killer Films.

The story follows a bereaved girl who recently lost her mother and finds herself being targeted by a group of vampires at her elitist private school who want to make her a ritual virgin sacrifice. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

You Can’t Win
Hannah Marks (“The Runaways,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) has scored the female lead, a tomboy-turned-prostitute, in the film adaptation of adventurer Jack Black’s autobiography “You Can’t Win”.

Michael Pitt stars in the story of Black’s adventures on the road across the Western U.S. and Canada in the 19th century. Along the way he becomes a highwayman and opium addict who gets up to all sorts of shenanigans. [Source: The Playlist]