Casting: Edgerton, Greenfield, Rabe, Grimes

“Warrior” and “The Thing” actor Joel Edgerton will both pen and star in “Noise” filmmaker Matthew Saville’s new thriller “Felony”.

Edgerton plays a decorated police officer who is involved in a hit-and-run with a young cyclist. Lying about the accident leads only to far worse consequences. [Source: The Herald Sun]

Coming Together
“New Girl” star Max Greenfield has joined Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in David Wain’s rom-com “They Came Together”.

Greenfield will play the wayward couch surfing younger brother of Rudd’s character. Wain wrote the script with his “Wet Hot American Summer” co-scribe Michael Showalter. [Source: Yahoo Movies]

Mary Pickford
Lily Rabe (“All Good Things,” “American Horror Story”) will play silent actress and key film industry pioneer Mary Pickford in the untitled upcoming movie based on Eileen Whitfield’s biography at Poverty Row Entertainment.

Josh Fagin is penning the script with shooting to begin early next year. Producers Julie Pacino and Jennifer DeLia are currently seeking actors to play roles such as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. [Source: Deadline]

Luke Grimes, Richard Dreyfuss, Lolita Davidovich, Nancy Travis, Evan Ross and Andrew Howard have joined “The Hills Have Eyes 2” director Martin Weisz’s latest feature “Squatters” which just began production.

The story follows a young homeless couple (Thomas Dekker, Gabriella Wilde) who move into a vacant mansion in the Pacific Palisades. When the owners return, the couple tries to take advantage of the situation. [Source: The Wrap]