Casting: Grace, Elwes, Hoult, Gugino

Taken 3
Maggie Grace is set to reprise her role of Liam Neeson’s daughter in the third and final installment of the “Taken” film franchise at 20th Century Fox and EuropaCorp. Filming aims to begin shortly.

The deal comes as Grace books a leading role in CBS’ untitled Wall Street drama pilot, a role that required schedule juggling so that she could shoot “Taken 3”. [Source: Deadline]

Sugar Mountain
Cary Elwes, Jason Momoa, Drew Roy, Haley Webb and Shane Coffey will all join Richard Gray’s dark comedy/thriller “Sugar Mountain”. Filming begins shortly in Alaska.

The story is said to deal with love, greed, family and a hoax that goes terribly wrong. Originally set in Australia, writer Abe Pogos came onboard and changed the setting to Alaska. [Source: THR]

Sand Castle
Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) has joined Seb Edwards’ true story Iraqi war drama “Sand Castle”. Chris Roessner penned the story about his two year stint as a machine gunner in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle.

Hoult plays Matt Ocre who, along with Roessner and their leader Sergeant Baker, attempted to protect a dangerous farming village. [Source: THR]

San Andreas
Carla Gugino has scored the female lead opposite Dwayne Johnson in Brad Peyton’s earthquake disaster film “San Andreas” at New Line.

When “the Big One” hitting California, a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) reunite make the treacherous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter. [Source: Heat Vision]