Casting: Dormer, Murray, Kruger, McDermott

The Counselor
“The Tudors” and “Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer has begun negotiations for a role in Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor”.

The story centers on a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who is in desperate need of money and becomes involved in cocaine trading on the Mexican border. [Source: Digital Spy]

Ghostbusters 3
After months of negotiations, Dan Aykroyd has revealed Bill Murray will officially not be returning as Dr Peter Venkman in the upcoming third “Ghostbusters” film.

Aykroyd says “Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.” [Source: SMH]

The Green Blade Rises
Diane Kruger is set to play Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s beautiful stepmother, in AJ Edwards’ “The Green Blade Rises” which Terrence Malick is producing. Shooting kicks off this Fall.

This version covers three years of his life in the wilderness of Indiana and tells an alternate take on the former U.S. President, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to greatness. [Source: Deadline]

The Freezer
Dylan McDermott has signed on for Mikael Salomon’s indie action thriller “The Freezer”. Shooting kicks off this Fall in Canada.

McDermott will play the abducted and mysterious Robert who appears to be the victim, but has a past in which he was a ruthless killer for hire. [Source: Deadline]