Casting: Elwes, Fischler, Amick, Aselton

Queen of Spain
Cary Elwes is set to co-star opposite Penelope Cruz in Fernando Trueba’s Spanish-language comedy-drama film “The Queen of Spain”. Cruz is also exec producing this sequel to 1998s “The Girl of Your Dreams”.

Cruz will play film star Macarena Granada, who flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Madrid – where she has signed on to star in an epic Hollywood film. Elwes will play Gary Jones, an American movie star cast opposite Cruz’s character. [Source: Variety]

Twin Peaks
Patrick Fischler (“Hail Caesar”) and David Dastmalchian (“Ant-Man”) have joined the cast of the new season of “Twin Peaks” on Showtime. David Lynch is helming all the episodes which are scheduled to air early 2017.

The pair would join others new to the revived series including Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, Robert Knepper, James Belushi, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Grant Goodeve, Larry Clarke and Caleb Landry Jones. [Source: Deadline]

Madchen Amick (“Twin Peaks”) has been cast as Betty’s mom Alice Cooper in the CW pilot “Riverdale” based on the Archie Comics. Greg Berlanti will produce the series.

Set in present time, Riverdale is a subversive take on the comics. Cooper is editor of the local paper, a steely perfectionist who places exceedingly high expectations on her daughter Betty (Lili Reinhart). [Source: Deadline]

Katie Aselton (“The League”) has scored a co-starring role opposite Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart in FX’s X-Men-universe pilot “Legion”.

Aselton will play Amy, a fellow patient of David Haller (Stevens) who has struggled with mental illness and learns that the visions he sees might be real. Aselton will concurrently appear in Jason Reitman’s Hulu series “Casual”. [Source: Deadline]