Casting: Hammer, Brody, Cleese, Chung, Bloom

Armie Hammer is set to star in Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s psychological thriller “Mine” at the Safran Company. Filming begins this Fall.

Hammer will play a soldier who, after a failed assassination mission, finds himself stranded in the desert where he struggles to survive. [Source: Variety]

Adrien Brody, Dustin Hoffman and Alain Delon will star in producer Valery Saharyan’s “Patient” which deals with the Armenian Genocide.

The story follows Armenian composer Komitas, who after witnessing the horrors of the genocide, was not able to recover from the shock he experienced. He died after staying in a psychiatric clinic in Paris for 20 years. [Source: Arka]

The B Team
John Cleese has joined the cast of Chris Cottam’s spy spoof “The B Team” for American Entertainment and Meyers Media Group. The story follows much of the cast of “Baywatch” who reunite to take down an arch-criminal (Cleese) who is a big fan of the show.

The film uses the idea that the original series was used by the CIA to gather intelligence during promotional tours. Now, as the CIA is blackmailed by the villain, the actors are reunited to get close to the evil-doer and take him down. Filming begins September 22nd in Europe. [Source: Screen]

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
Real life couple Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung have been cast as the leads in writer/director Emily Ting’s indie romance drama “It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong”.

Chung will play a Chinese-American girl who, while visiting Hong Kong for the first time for business, meets American expat Josh (Greenberg). An attraction forms, but timing is not on their side. Filming begins in Hong Kong in May. [Source: THR]

Digging for Fire
Orlando Bloom, Anna Kendrick, Jenny Slate and Mike Birbiglia have joined previously announced cast members Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell and Brie Larson in veteran indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s new film “Digging for Fire.”

Swanberg directed from a script he co-wrote with Johnson. Plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: The Wrap]