Casting: Grillo, Butler, Cooper, Curtis, Forte

Untitled Bigelow Project
Frank Grillo is reteaming with his “Warrior” co-star Joel Edgerton in Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s film based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden at Annapurna Pictures.

The actor joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Nash Edgerton and Harold Perrineau Jr. [Source: Variety]

Thunder Run
Though first reported in October last year, its been confirmed at Cannes that Gerard Butler, Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey remain attached to Simon West’s CG 3-D action thriller “Thunder Run” which begins shooting this Summer after just locking down finances.

The film is said to be the untold story of the dangerous and bloody capture of Baghdad in 2003 by American Forces at the onset of the Iraq War. [Source: Museled]

Runner Runner
Oliver Cooper (“Project X”) has signed on to star opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the gambling thriller “Runner Runner”.

Timberlake plays a Princeton student who gets pulled into the world of online gambling in order to help bankroll his expensive education. Cooper will play an Ivy League computer nerd who gets hired along with Timberlake’s character. [Source: EW]

Sophie Curtis (“Arbitrage”) has joined Hilary Brougher’s psychological thriller “Innocence” about a moody teenager who discovers her elite private school is home to a coven of beautiful vampires.

Kelly Reilly also stars in the film which is being produced by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler. [Source: Deadline]

“MacGruber” star and “30 Rock” recurrer Will Forte along with veteran thesp Bruce Dern are joining Alexander Payne’s next project “Nebraska”.

The story follows a cranky alcoholic retiree who receives a sweepstakes letter and thinks he’s hit the jackpot. He and his underachieving son head out on the road to retrieve his fortune. [Source: Deadline]