Casting: Janssen, Sumpter, Kestner, Gisondo

Famke Janssen has joined the cast of Raza Mallal’s crime thriller “Kickback”. The story follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist.

John Cusack, Sean Astin, Misha Barton, Michael Biehn, John Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stelio Savante, Tom Sizemore and Sean Young also star. Filming begins in March in Canada and Europe. [Source: Screen]

Get On Up
Tika Sumpter (“The Haves And Have-Nots”) has joined the cast of Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic “Get On Up” at Universal Pictures. Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Nelsan Ellis

Sumpter will play Yvonne Fair, a singer in the James Brown Revue who recorded Brown’s “I Found You” which later was reworked into his classic “I Got You (I Feel Good)”. [Source: Deadline]

Little Loopers
Natalie Imbruglia (“Neighbors”) and Boyd Kestner (“Hanna’s Gold”) will star in Jimmy Valdez’s indie family comedy “Little Loopers” which is shooting in Palm Springs. Rob Morrow, Jay Ferguson and Gregg Bello also star.

Kestner plays a once-promising golfer whose community service leads to him coaching kids, in the process he falls for the organization’s devoted director (Imbruglia). [Source: Deadline]

Night at the Museum 3
Skyler Gisondo (“Psych,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) has scored a lead role in the London-set “Night At The Museum 3” at 20th Century Fox.

Gisondo plays Nick, the son of Ben Stiller’s security guard Larry Daley. Stiller is expected to return as is Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt. [Source: Deadline]

Living Among Us
William Sadler, John Heard, James Russo, Andrew Keegan and Thomas Ian Nicholas will star in Brian A Metcalf’s found footage thriller “Living Among Us” for Red Compass Media.

The story follows a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. Nicholas, Metcalf and Ben Chan produce. [Source: Screen]