Casting: Greer, Arterton, Baker, Shearer, Lee

War of the Planet of the Apes
Judy Greer is set to return as Cornelia, the chimpanzee wife of apes leader Caesar, in 20th Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes”. Karin Konoval is also returning as Maurice, the orangutan with a gentle soul.

Production began last week with Matt Reeves directing and Andy Serkis returning as Caesar. “Archer” regular Greer is coming off a summer in which she appeared in four major films – “Jurassic World,” “Ant-Man,” “Tomorrowland” and “Entourage”. [Source: Heat Vision]

Like A Virgin
Gemma Arterton has been set to star in Catherine Shepherd’s directorial debut “Like A Virgin” for the BFI. Kate Ogborn produces.

The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. [Source: Deadline]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Dylan Baker (“The Good Wife,” “Spider-Man”) has been cast as Johnny Carson in Showtime’s upcoming comedy “I’m Dying Up Here”. Baker will guest star in the one-hour pilot alongside the likes of Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Alfred Molina, Al Madrigal and Jon Daly.

Melissa Leo, Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Stephen Guarino, Cyler and Sebastian Stan star in the series which will explore the damaged psyches of the comedy superstars who launched their careers in the infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. [Source: Variety]

Beloved “The Simpsons” voice actor Harry Shearer has joined the cast of Lawrence Sher’s feature comedy “Bastards”. J.K. Simmons, Katie Aselton, Terry Bradshaw and Ving Rhames also star in the film which is due for release next November.

Ed Helms and Owen Wilson play twin brothers who start searching for their real father when they realize their eccentric mother (Glenn Close) lied about their biological father’s death. Shearer will play Gene, an eager husband to Close’s Mrs. Reynolds and stepfather to the twin brothers (Helms and Wilson). [Source: Deadline]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Korean singer-actor Lee Joon-gi has joined the cast of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” the sixth and final instalment in Screen Gems’ action franchise based on the video game series.

Lee will play the Umbrella Corporation’s Commander Lee. Star Milla Jovovich posted a photo of herself with Lee filming on-set this past Friday in South Africa. [Source: Variety]