Casting: Dormer, Levy, Rollins, Siff, Slater

The Forest
Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”) has joined Jason Zada’s supernatural thriller “The Forest” for Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four. The film has already set a January 8th 2016 release.

Dormer plays a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji. Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script based on an idea by David S. Goyer. [Source: Screen]

Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are set to star in “Schitt’s Creek,” a scripted comedy series for cable network TVGN in early 2015.

Levy plays a former video store magnate who loses his fortune, forcing his family to move to the small town that he once bought as a joke for his son. O’Hara plays his actress wife. [Source: Variety]

He Never Died
Henry Rollins is attached to star in a miniseries spinoff of Jason Krawczyk’s recently completed indie horror-comedy “He Never Died” for 108 Media.

Rollins will play Jack, an immortal, bloodthirsty outcast who is at the center of the film which was shot in Toronto…” (Variety]

The 5th Wave
Maggie Siff (“Sons of Anarchy”), Talitha Bateman (“Hart of Dixie”) and Ron Livingston (“Office Space”) have joined J Blakeson’s adaptation of Rick Yancey’s young adult novel “The 5th Wave” at Sony Pictures. The story follows the people of Earth who have endured four waves of increasingly deadly attacks from aliens.

Chloe Grace Moretz plays one of a few survivors and is desperately trying to save her younger brother who is being held by a child army. Livingston plays her father, Siff her mother. Bateman plays Teacup, a girl who is a part of said child army. [Source: Heat Vision]

Mr. Robot
Christian Slater has been hired to topline USA Network’s hacker drama pilot “Mr. Robot”. Rami Malek plays a young programmer who suffers from an antisocial disorder and can only connect to people by hacking them.

Slater will star as Mr. Robot, a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America. [Source: The Live Feed]