Holliday Grainger (“The Borgias”) has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of “Cinderella” at Disney Pictures. Grainger play one of Cinderella’s beautiful but mean stepsisters.
Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) plays the orphaned title character, Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) her handsome prince, and Cate Blanchett is her wicked stepmother. [Source: The Wrap]
Francis Capra and Christine Lakin will reprise their roles of Eli “Weevil” Navarro and Susan Knight respectively in the upcoming “Veronica Mars” movie. Filming begins in a week.
Capra’s character appeared in all 64 episodes of the series. Lakin’s role was a one-off guest spot from the first season as the woman who was pregnant by a teacher (Adam Scott). [Source: Screen Daily]
Untitled Comedy Feature
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad are set to star in a Jeremy Garelick-directed original untitled comedy at Miramax.
Garelick with Jay Lavender penned the project which centers on a man who provides best man services for socially challenged people. [Source: Screen Daily]
Thomas Jane has joined Brian Trenchard-Smith’s thriller “Hard Drive” at Voltage Pictures. Shooting kicks off this week on Australia’s Gold Coast.
The story follows a bank thief (Cusack) who coerces an ex-Formula 1 champion turned driving instructor (Jane) into becoming his getaway driver. [Source: Screen Daily]