Casting: Hedlund, Considine, Cox, Huston

“Tron Legacy” star Garrett Hedlund has just received a formal offer to take the part of Kaneda in Jaume Collet-Serra’s live action version of anime classic “Akira” at Warner Brothers.

He joins a cast that could include Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter who have both been offered key support parts. [Source: Twitchfilm]

After spending some time behind the camera, Paddy will return to acting with a starring role in Shan Khan’s contemporary thriller “Honour” for CinemaNX.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Shooting kicks off later this month in the Isle of Man and Glasgow. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Dog Fight
Brian Cox is in final negotiations to join the cast of Jay Roach’s comedy “Dog Fight” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. Cox is in talks to play a former Senator and father of Galifianakis’ character. [Source: Variety]

Way Down South
Jack Huston, Emmy Rossum and Nasir “Nas” Jones will headline Jonas Pate’s indie crime drama “Way Down South” which begins shooting this spring in New Orleans.

The film tells the story of a gambler and small time crook (Huston) who steals a Civil War-era sword from a museum to finance his escape from a loan shark who staked him in a losing poker game. [Source: Variety]