Casting: Ferrell, Purnell, Hill, Kenzari, Findlay

Daddy’s Home
“The Other Guys” stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are confirmed to be re-teaming for the comedy “Daddy’s Home” at Paramount, Red Granite Pictures and Gary Sanchez. Sean Anders directs from a script by Brian Burns.

Ferrell plays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. [Source: Deadline]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ella Purnell (“Maleficent”) and Asa Butterfield (“Ender’s Game”) are in negotiations to join Eva Green in Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at 20th Century Fox. Filming aims to begin early next year.

Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the story follows a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures who are out to destroy them. [Source: Variety]

Dixieland
Country music superstar Faith Hill has completed filming on Hank Bedford’s indie crime drama “Dixieland”. RJ Mitte, Spencer Lofranco, Brad Carter, Steve Earle and WWE wrestling icon Mick Foley also star.

Chris Zylka plays a young man, newly released from prison, who falls for the troubled girl next door (Riley Keough) and takes a big risk to give them a shot at a better life. Hill plays the mother he moves back home with. [Source: Deadline]

Ben-Hur
Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari (“Wolf”) has landed a role in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of historical epic “Ben-Hur” at MGM and Paramount. Kenzari will play Druses, a Roman captain who is involved with the betrayal by Messala (Toby Kebbell) that sends Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) on his path to redemption. . [Source: Deadline]

Everything Carries Me To You
Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downton Abbey”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), Kate Walsh (“Bad Judge”) and Freddie Fox (“The Three Musketeers”) are attached to star in Emma Holly Jones’ romantic drama “Everything Carries Me To You”.

The story follows an ambitious young dancer whose world is turned upside down when she discovers a note suggesting her lover may be cheating. [Source: Screen]