Casting: Davenport, Pejic, Barth, Ikhile

The Nest
Madison Davenport (“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”) and John Leguizamo have joined Jason Moore’s comedy “The Nest” starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Filming on the Universal Pictures production is now underway in New York City.

Fey and Poehler portray childish adult sisters who, upon learning that their parents have sold their family home, have one last blow-out party before the house changes hands. Davenport will portray Fey’s artist daughter resentful of always having to play the parent. [Source: Variety]

The Little Mermaid
Australian catwalk star Andrej Pejic is reportedly joining the cast of Sofia Coppola’s new live-action take on “The Little Mermaid”.

The androgynous male model has found most success modelling women’s clothing. He has worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and appeared on the cover of Brazilian Vogue. [Source: The BBC]

Ted 2
Jessica Barth has closed a deal to reprise her role as teddy bear Ted’s girlfriend/cashier co-worker Tami-Lynn in Universal and MRC’s sequel “Ted 2”.

MacFarlane is directing “Ted 2” from a screenplay he co-wrote with frequent collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Mark Wahlberg is also returning whilst Amanda Seyfried is joining the cast. [Source: The Wrap]

Osy Ikhile (“In the Heart of the Sea”) is set to Join David Yates’ live-action “Tarzan” movie alongside Alexander Skarsgard as the legendary vine swinger at Warner Bros. Pictures

Ikhile has scored an unknown but key supporting role that requires him on set for the majority of the shoot. Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Djimon Hounsou also star. [Source: The Wrap]