Casting: Davis, Mullan, Poots, Loggia

Viola Davis has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners” which begins shooting early next year.

The story revolves around a small-town carpenter (Hugh Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. Keller takes the law into his own hands and runs up against a hot-shot cop (Jake Gyllenhaal). [Source: The Wrap]

Sunshine on Leith
Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks have joined the cast of “Wild Bill” director Dexter Fletcher’s new musical “Sunshine On Leith” at DNA Films.

Stephen Greenhorn wrote the script about two friends returning to Leith after a stint in the army, while various Proclaimers tunes are incorporated into the narrative. A six week shoot is currently underway in Edinburgh and Glasgow. [Source: Variety]

Are We Officially Dating
Imogen Poots has scored a role opposite Zac Efron in Tom Gormicon’s young ensemble rom-com “Are We Officially Dating?” which begins shooting this month in New York City.

The story follows three male friends in New York who pledge to stay single. Not long after, the trio all start to fall in love. Deborah Ann Woll also stars. [Source: Deadline]

Beautiful Evil
Robert Loggia, Yasmine Bleeth and Gary Daniels have joined the cast of Asif Akbar’s Hollywood Hills-set creature-feature “Beautiful Evil”. Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr, Christopher Showerman, Tim Thomerson and Andrew Lawrence are already set to star.

The story follows a celebrity photographer who discovers that a wealthy, beautiful baroness – someone he’d do anything to get on film – might be a homicidal monster.