Casting: Hirsch, Kingsley, Paulson, Modine

Ten Thousand Saints
Emile Hirsch has joined the cast of Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman’s “Ten Thousand Saints”. Filming is set to begin in New York on January 27th.

An adaptation of the Eleanor Henderson novel, the story follows three young people as they find themselves among the chaos of 1980s New York. Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Ethan Hawke also star. [Source: Screen]

Night at the Museum 3
Sir Ben Kingsley will portray an Egyptian pharaoh in the upcoming “Night at the Museum 3”. Filming is slated to begin in London next month.

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais and Rebel Wilson also star in the film which is currently targeting a December release. [Source: Deadline]

Sarah Paulson (“12 Years a Slave,” “American Horror Story”) will join Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” for The Weinstein Company. Paulson will play Blanchett’s ex-lover and current confidante.

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt,”. The story details the complex relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One is a twenty-something girl (Mara) working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, the other is a wife (Blanchett) trapped in a loveless marriage. [Source: Variety]

The Altar
Olivia Williams and Matthew Modine are set to star in Nick Willing’s British horror film “Altar” which recently began filming in Yorkshire, England.

The story follows a family who begin renovation work at a remote English estate, where the owner killed his wife years earlier in a demonic ritual. The wife exacted her revenge by haunting him, driving him to madness and suicide. [Source: Variety]