Casting: Hoult, Platt, Harris, Thorne, Varma

The Kitchen
Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Stephen Fry are lending their voices to the family-adventure animated feature “Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen” at Kaleidoscope. Shooting kicks off this September.

The story deals with a feud between the everyday utensils and the best silver, cutlery from opposite sides of the table. Alexander Williams directs from a script by Chris Brown. [Source: Screen Daily]

Kill the Messenger
Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia and Tim Blake Nelson are set to join Jeremy Renner, Barry Pepper, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Robert Patrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Michael Kenneth Williams in the drama thriller “Kill the Messenger” at Focus Features.

Production on the film has begun in Georgia which deals with the true story of a journalist who uncovered the CIA’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. [Source: Deadline]

Gone Girl
Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being eyed for supporting roles in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”.

Rosamund Pike is expected to play a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, as her husband (Ben Affleck) becomes the prime suspect. [Source: THR]

Home Invasion
Bella Thorne (Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”) will play a lead role in the thriller “Home Invasion” at Silver Pictures. Sean Carter make his directorial debut on the project.

The story involves a family who is imprisoned in their own home by intruders who toy with their lives. Thorne plays Jamie, a disenchanted teen who guards a personal secret. [Source: Screen Daily]

Game of Thrones
Indira Varma (“Rome,” “Luther,” “Torchwood”) has joined the cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for the upcoming fourth season.

Varm plays Ellaria Sand, the lover of Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) and mother of his four children which are collectively nicknamed ‘The Sand Snakes’. [Source: EW]