Casting: Hardrict, Bernhardt, Hawkins, Riggle

American Sniper
Cory Hardrict (“Battle: Los Angeles” will play a Navy SEAL in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper”. Bradley Cooper stars as decorated marksman Chris Kyle in the project. [Source: Deadline]

Term Life
Daniel Bernhardt (“Parker”) has joined the darkly comic crime thriller “Term Life” opposite Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld. Bernhardt will play a dirty cop hunting down Vaughn’s character, a man who takes out an insurance policy on himself and must evade his enemies until it takes effect. [Source: Deadline]

How and Why
Sally Hawkins and Catherine Keener are set to join John Hawkes and Michael Cera in FX’s half-hour comedy series “How And Why”. Charlie Kaufman produces. Should it go to series, Hawkins will be a regular while Keener is guest starring.

Hawkes plays a failed children’s science show host who tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market in the middle of nowhere. He soon encounters the supernatural world. Charlie Kaufman will direct the pilot and exec produces. [Source: Deadline]

Absolutely Anything
Rob Riggle will play the role of Colonel Grant in Terry Jones’ comedy “Absolutely Anything” for GFM Films. Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard and Robin Williams also star. Filming begins in April in London.

Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes thanks to power granted to him by group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by all four surviving Monty Python members). [Source: Deadline]