Casting: Jackson, Redmayne, Chan, Plaza

Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of David R. Ellis’ “Kite,” a live-action version of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 anime that will shoot in Johannesburg.

The story follows a sexually abused orphaned schoolgirl, Sawa, who becomes an assassin.[Source:]

Jupiter Ascending
Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) is in negotiations to play an unspecified role in Andy and Lana Wachowski’s sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending” alongside Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.

Kunis will play a Russian immigrant and cleaner who is unaware she possesses the same genetic makeup as the immortal female ruler of the universe – thus making her a threat.[Source: Variety]

The Expendables 3
Out doing “CZ12” promotion in Asia, actor Jackie Chan revealed he has agreed to appear in the upcoming third “The Expendables” movie. However it will be “just a minor role with a few scenes.” [Source: Cinema Online]

Life After Beth
Aubrey Plaza (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) has joined the cast of the zombie comedy “Life After Beth” which also stars John C. Reilly.

The film is being penned and directed by “I Heart Huckabees” scribe and Plaza’s real-life boyfriend Jeff Baena. [Source: The Guardian]