Casting: Grace, Pierce, Oswalt, Henson

Gently Down The Stream
Topher Grace is set to star in Justin Zackham’s “Gently Down The Stream” for Millennium Films/Nu Image.

Grace will play Jared, the son of the characters played by Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. Jared is a doctor who ends up falling in love with a young Latin woman, awkward since she’s the sister of his adopted brother.

Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried also star and shooting kicks off in July in Connecticut. [Source: Deadline]

B.B. King and I
“Treme” star Wendell Pierce and Patrick Fugit have joined the cast of “B.B. King and I” for King Size Film Productions.

Based on a true story, B.B. King and I follows Michael Zanetis as a drummer in search of his musical destiny. After attending a B.B. King concert in 1980, Zanetis struck up a friendship with the blues legend that endured for 30 years.

Zanetis and Melora Donoghue co-wrote the script. Shooting begins September 1st for release in Spring 2012. [Source: Variety]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Patton Oswalt, Melinda Dillon, Melanie Lynskey, T..J. Miller, Rob Huebel, Connie Britton, Mark Moses, Bob Stephenson, Roger Aaron Brown and Tonita Castro have all joined the cast of the Steve Carell/Keira Knightley comedy-drama “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.

Lorene Scafaria helms the story of a man who, when an asteroid is about to bring about the end of the world, enlists his neighbor to search for his childhood sweetheart. [Source: The Playlist]

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy have joined the film adaptation of comedian Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” for Screen Gems.

The story follows the relationship between a dreamer with culinary talents (Ealy) and a high-powered ad executive (Henson).

The pair join Kevin Hart who plays a soon-to-be-divorced, self-professed relationship expert who doles out advice to the couple.

Tim Story directs from a script by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Shooting begins this summer. [Source: Variety]