Casting: Fassbender, Smith, Fisher, Wood

Michael Fassbender has signed on to narrate Paul Crowder’s new Formula One-themed documentary film “1” at Spitfire Pictures. The action documentary examines the glamour, speed, danger, and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing.

The film includes never-before-seen archive footage along with interviews with the likes of Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill. [Source: ]

Hard Drive
Douglas Smith (“Big Love”) and Megan Follows are set to star in William D. MacGillivray’s indie coming-of-age tale “Hard Drive” which is currently shooting in Nova Scotia.

Based on the novel “Ditch” by Hal Niedzviecki, the story deals with a young man’s unexpected plunge into adulthood in the digital age. Laura Slade and the jazz drummer Jerry Granelli also star. [Source: THR]

Isla Fisher is the latest to join Dan Schechter’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel “Switch”. Fisher would play Melanie, the same role played by Bridget Fonda in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 “Jackie Brown” which uses several of the same characters.

The “Ruthless People”-esque story follows two guys who kidnap the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. They don’t figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress and no desire to get his wife back. [Source: Variety]

10 Things I Hate About Life
Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March,” “True Blood”) has scored the female lead in Gil Junger’s Los Angeles-set rom-com “10 Things I Hate About Life”.

The story follows a young man and woman who meet while each is attempting to commit suicide, and they find in each other some great reasons to keep on living. [Source: Deadline]