Casting: Huisman, Canet, Rickman, Parker

Michel Huisman (“Game of Thrones,” “Orphan Black”) will star opposite Teresa Palmer in Paul Currie’s romantic action thriller “2:22” which starts shooting next week in Sydney, Australia. Houseman will replace Benjamin Walker who has left the project.

The actor portrays a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. He falls for a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events. [Source: Variety]

Guillaume Canet will join Jamie Dornan in Richie Smyth’s Irish-South African co-production war thriller “Jadotville” at Parallel Films. Filming begins this spring in South Africa.

Dornan plays an Irish commandant who leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during in 1961. Canet plays a French commander. Smyth is directing from a script by Kevin Brodbin. [Source: Variety]

Alan Rickman, Katie Holmes, Evan Rachel Wood and Zosia Mamet have joined the cast of Liz Garbus’ comedy “Taxonomy,” based on Galt Niederhoffer’s novel “A Taxonomy of Barnacles”. Filming begins in New York this spring.

Holmes, Wood and Mamet will star as the New York-raised teenage sisters who share a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park with their self-made, Darwin obsessed and increasingly frustrated father Barry (Rickman). [Source: Screen]

Chronically Metropolitan
Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson, Chris Noth and Shiloh Fernandez will star in Xavier Manrique’s independent comedy “Chronically Metropolitan” for 13 Films. Filming is slated to begin in February.

Fernandez will play a first-time novelist who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love (Benson) who is engaged to be married. Noth and Parker will play the parents of Fernandez’s character. [Source: Variety]