Casting: Huston, Ransone, Leguizamo, Banks

Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Brit Marling (“Arbitrage”) have signed to star in Lulu Wang’s edgy dramatic comedy “Posthumous”.

Huston plays a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. Posing as his own brother to keep up the charade, he befriends an enthusiastic reporter (Marling) who begins to show him the real value of life and art. [Source: Deadline]

James Ransone (“The Wire,” “Inside Man”) will replace Nate Parker in Spike Lee’s upcoming “Oldboy” remake at Filmdistrict and Good Universe.

Ransone will play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen’s character. Parker had to leave the project due to his commitment to Dark Castle’s “Non-Stop”. [Source: Variety]

Ride Along
John Leguizamo is in negotiations to play an undercover cop in Tom Story’s new comedy “Ride Along” at Universal.

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart star in the film which revolves around a school teacher who must survive a nightmarish “ride along” with his fiancee’s cop brother who disapproves of the marriage. [Source: Variety]

Walk of Shame
Elizabeth Banks has scored the lead role in Steven Brill’s comedy “Walk of Shame” at Lakeshore and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Shooting kicks off in January in Los Angeles.

Banks will play an aspiring newscaster who goes on an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakens in a stranger’s bed with no money, no car, no memory and the news she won her audition. As a result, she must make her way across hostile neighborhoods to reach her new job by 5pm. [Source: Variety]