Casting: Greer, McConaughey, Novak, Fonda

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Judy Greer (“Archer,” “The Descendants”) has scored the role of the female chimp Cornelia in Matt Reeves’ upcoming ‘Rise’ sequel “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” at Fox.

The character, briefly introduced in the first film, will have a much expanded role this time out. Greer will work with performance capture alongside Andy Serkis. [Source: Vulture]

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to star in the lead role of ‘Cooper’ in Christopher Nolan’s next film “Interstellar” at Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding. Chris is writing the script that will merge the original idea created by his brother Jonah Nolan. [Source: Deadline]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“The Office” star B.J. Novak has joined the cast of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” at Sony Pictures in an unspecified role.

Novak’s casting was revealed via a tweeted photo from director Marc Webb. He added the caption “A supposed rumor about a Dunder-Mifflin takeover of Oscorp.” [Source: Twitter]

Milton’s Secret
Peter Fonda will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman’s children’s book “Milton’s Secret”.

Fonda will play the grandfather of the story’s central character, Milton, a young boy who is dealing with being bullied in school. [Source: THR]