Casting: Dale, Kruger, Condon, Echikunwoke

13 Hours
James Badge Dale (“Iron Man 3”) has scored one of the lead roles in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours” at Paramount Pictures. John Krasinski is also onboard this film adaptation of the Mitchell Zuckoff book.

The story chronicles of the deadly assault on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, told from the perspective of the six-member security team that fought to protect the other people stationed there. Dale will play the leader of the security team. [Source: Deadline]

Diane Kruger (“The Bridge”) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) have joined the cast on Fabienne Berthaud’s English-language debut “Sky” which has just begun filming. Berthaud co-wrot the film with Pascal Arnold.

Gilles Lellouche, Q’orianka Kilcher, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lena Dunham and Joshua Jackson also star in the story of a woman’s lifelong wandering that turns into an intimate reawakening in foreign lands. [Source: Screen]

Living On Video
Jason Flemyng (“X-Men: First Class”) is set, while Kerry Condon and Elizabeth Lail are in talks for roles in the half-hour comedy “Living On Video” for HBO. David Fincher is slated to helm the first two episodes of the series. Thomas Mann is also said to be under consideration for a role.

Rich Wilkes and Bob Stevenson penned the 1983-set script about a college drop-out with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic who heads to Los Angeles. He lands a job as a PA for a company creating music videos. Flemyng would play a hard-living music video producer, Condon an angry record, and Lail a wide-eyed stylist and singer-wannabe. [Source: Deadline]

Megalyn Echikunwoke (“House of Lies,” “A Good Day to Die Hard”) has joined the cast of Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama “Damien,” the follow-up to the classic horror film “The Omen”. Echikunwoke will play Simone Baptiste, a woman who grew up in the shadow of her overachieving sister whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy strikes, leading her to question her religious faith.

The six-episode series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny – that he is the Antichrist. [Source: Deadline]