Casting: Hawkes, Hathaway, Devine, Blevins

Low Down
John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone,” “The Sessions”) will play legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany in Jeff Preiss’ indie drama “Low Down” at Epoch Films.

Mark Ruffalo was previously signed on but was forced to drop out due to scheduling issues after production was pushed. [Source: Variety]

Anne Hathaway has confirmed her rumored involvement in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi disaster epic “Robopocalypse”.

“I believe it’s quite real, though you never want to hang your hat on anything” says Hathaway. [Source: Empire]

You’re Not You
Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson, Frances Fisher, Marcia Gay Harden, Ali Larter, Jason Ritter, Julian McMahon and Andrea Savage have all joined George C. Wolfe’s adaptation “You’re Not You”. Shooting kicks off this week in Los Angeles.

Michelle Wildgen’s novel centers on an aimless and self-absorbed college student (Emmy Rossum) whose life is changed when she takes a part-time job caring for a woman (Hilary Swank) with ALS. Josh Duhamel also stars. [Source: THR]

Ronnie Gene Blevins (“The Dark Knight Rises”) has joined David Gordon Green’s indie drama “Joe” alongside Nicolas Cage. Shooting is currently underway in Austin, Texas.

Based on Larry Brown’s novel of the same title, the story follows an ex-con who becomes a role model to a 15 year-old (Tye Sheridan) from a broken home. Blevins will portray the villainous Willie Russell. [Source: Variety]