God Help The Girl
Elle Fanning and Olly Alexander are in negotiations to join the Glasgow-set musical “God Help the Girl”. Belle and Sebastian lead singer Stuart Murdoch penned and will direct the film which begins shooting in Glasgow in June.
Alexander will play James, a cynical guitarist who becomes a mentor to Cass (Fanning), an American teen who tags alongside he and his singer bandmate as she learns to play the guitar. [Source: Variety]
Several more actors have joined HBO’s upcoming original film “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” which dramatizes the boxing great’s battle with the Supreme Court over his conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War.
Danny Glover will play Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Ed Begley Jr. is set as Justice Harry Blackmun, Barry Levinson as Justice Potter Stewart, Kathleen Chalfant as the wife of Justice Marshall Harlan (Christopher Plummer), and Bob Balaban as an advocate for Vietnam veterans. [Source: Variety]
Stand Up Guys
Vanessa Ferlito (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”) and Katheryn Winnick (“Love and Other Drugs”) are set to join the cast of “Stand Up Guys” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment.
The story follows a pair of aging con men who try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin also star. [Source: Variety]