Ciaran Hinds and Dan Bakkedahl have joined the cast of Fox’s Hitman reboot “Agent 47” currently filming in Berlin. Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann also star.
Details of Hinds’ role are unknown, but will deal with a pivotal event involving a scientist. Aleksander Bach directs the project. [Source: Heat Vision]
Sienna Miller is in early talks for the female lead opposite Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Miller has beaten out Jaimie Alexander (“Thor”) for the part.
Cooper plays a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. Miller would play his wife, who must raise his children while he’s overseas fighting the enemy. [Source: The Wrap]
Scouts vs. Zombies
Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) has signed on for the lead role in Christopher Landon’s horror comedy “Scouts vs. Zombies” at Paramount Pictures. Filming begins in May.
The story follows three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to battle vicious zombies after their small town faces an outbreak. Sheridan will play a budding honors student who is shy around girls. [Source: Heat Vision]
Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton, Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin have signed on for the prostitution and sex trafficking-themed crime thriller “Hope Lost” at AMBI Pictures. Filming begins this month in Rome.
Barton plays a young woman who travels from her small town in Romania to a better life in Italy but is bought by a pimp (Madsen) and sold on to a brutal man (Trejo) who intends to torture them in a snuff movie. [Source: Screen]
Famke Janssen has closed a deal to reprise her role in “Taken 3”. This locks down the main trio of Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace from the previous films. [Source: Deadline]