Casting: Foster, Brewer, Bloom, Robbins

My Abandonment
Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie will star in the family drama “My Abandonment” at Bron Creative and First Look Media. Shooting will begin in Portland in April with Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”) directing.

Based on Peter Rock’s novel, the story follows a thirteen-year-old and her father who are found living in Forest Park, a temperate rainforest abutting Portland. When authorities pluck them from their hidden world they must embark on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own. [Source: Variety]

Captive State
Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Flesh and Blood”) is attached to co-star in Rupert Wyatt’s sci-fi thriller “Captive State” for Participant Media and Focus Features. Wyatt and Erica Beeney co-wrote the script with filming to begin later this month ahead of a 2018 release.

Set in Chicago decades after the inhabitancy of alien forces, the story explores the lives of two sides of the conflict: the collaborators and dissidents. Brewer plays the role of Rula, the love interest of Ashton Sanders’ character. John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, Jonathan Majors, and Colson Baker co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Most Likely To Murder
Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Adam Pally have joined Lionsgate’s dark mystery comedy “Most Likely To Murder” which begins production next month in New York.

Dan Gregor directs and co-wrote the film about a popular high school kid who comes back to his hometown a decade later to find he’s no longer cool and the girl he still has feelings for is now dating the former high school outcast. When the outcast’s mother dies under mysterious circumstances, he becomes obsessed with proving that she was actually murdered. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Alan Ball Series
Tim Robbins has been tapped to star in Alan Ball’s currently untitled ten-episode family drama for HBO. Ordered straight-to-series, the story focuses on a contemporary multiracial family: a philosophy professor (Robbins), his lawyer wife (Holly Hunter), their three adopted children and their sole biological child.

What seems to be a seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. [Source: The Live Feed]