Casting: Dead, Bliss, Apocalypse, Pain

Dead Man Down
Terrence Howard is set to play the villain in Niels Arden Oplev’s action-thriller “Dead Man Down” at IM Global and Original Films. Filming kicks off this month in Philadelphia.

Colin Farrell plays right hand man to an underground crime lord (Howard) in New York City, and his character is seduced and blackmailed by a crime victim (Noomi Rapace) seeking retribution. Dominic Cooper also stars. [Source: Variety]

Fort Bliss
Ron Livingston (“Game Change”) has been cast opposite Michelle Monaghan in Claudia Myers’ indie relationship drama “Fort Bliss”.

The story centers on a female soldier transferred home after a long tour in Afghanistan who struggles to learn how to feel to rebuild her relationship with her 5-year-old son. [Source: Variety]

The Apocalypse
Aziz Ansari has joined Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comedy feature “The Apocalypse”. Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and more are also expected to star. [Source: Digital Spy]

Pain and Gain
Spanish-Dutch actress Yolanthe Cabau has joined Michael Bay’s comedy thriller “Pain and Gain” at Paramount Pictures.

The story follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Cabau will play Barbara, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s character. [Source: Variety]