Walton Goggins (“Justified”) will join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizaden’s “American Ultra” at Lionsgate. Max Landis wrote the script.
Eisenberg plays a hapless stoner who has a Jason Bourne-like awakening when he learns he’s an asset in a complicated covert government scheme gone awry. [Source: Deadline]
Our Kind Of Traitor
Naomie Harris is in final negotiations to star opposite Ewan McGregor in Susanna White’s film version of John le Carre’s “Our Kind Of Traitor”. Filming has begun on location in a Finnish forest near the Arctic Circle.
McGregor and Harris play an Oxford English Literature don and his barrister wife who become drawn to a Russian Mafia boss during a tennis match, a man who wants the pair to help him defect his extended family to the UK. [Source: The Daily Mail]
Joseph Fiennes will replace Guy Pearce in Kim Farrant’s “Strangerland” which will begin filming shortly in Australia.
The mystery revolves around a couple whose teen kids turn up missing in the Outback. Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving star in the film which was written by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons. [Source: Deadline]
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are attached to star in Greg Mottola’s comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses” at Fox 2000.
The story follows a type-A couple in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbors are undercover agents. [Source: THR]
Jonathan Schaech has joined the cast of Brian A. Miller’s sci-fi thriller “Vice”. The story is set on a futuristic resort where the rich live out their darkest fantasies with the lifelike synthetic staff.
Schaech will play Chris, an advisor to resort owner Julian (Bruce Willis) who tries to stay one step ahead of his boss. [Source: Deadline]