Casting: Eastwood, Baccarin, Jane, Steinfeld

The Longest Ride
Scott Eastwood (“Invictus,” “Fury”) has nabbed the lead role in George Tillman Jr.’s upcoming adaptation of the 2013 Nicholas Sparks novel “The Longest Ride” at Fox 2000.

The story follows two couples – an elderly man who recounts his younger years with the love of his life, and a love affair between a college senior and a young cowboy (Eastwood) at a bull-riding event. The two couples, who have little in common, find their lives converging. [Source: THR]

Morena Baccarin (“Homeland,” “Firefly”) is joining the cast of Paul Feig’s new comedy “Spy” at 20th Century Fox. Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the first time.

Baccarin will play one of the agency’s deadly top spies. Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, British comedienne Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale and Nia Long also star with filming currently underway in Europe. [Source: Heat Vision]

Thomas Jane is set to star in Adam Alleca’s thriller “Standoff” which Goldrush Entertainment is readying to film this Summer in Ontario.

The story follows a war veteran armed with a shotgun and one shell who must protect a child witness in a stand-off with an assassin. Eric Gozlan and Lee Clay will produce. [Source: Screen]

Pitch Perfect 2
Hailee Steinfeld (“Ender’s Game,” “True Grit”) is joining the cast of Elizabeth Banks’ “Pitch Perfect” sequel for Universal Pictures. Steinfeld is one of the few new high-profile additions to the cast. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are all returning for the film which begins shooting later this month. [Source: Heat Vision]