Casting: Kikuchi, Osment, Raphael, Huertas

Last Summer
Rinko Kikuchi (“Pacific Rim,” “Babel”) is currently at work filming the lead role in Italian indie filmmaker Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli’s English-language drama “Last Summer”. Lucy Griffiths, Yorick Van Wageningen and Laura Sofia Bach also star.

The story follows a free-spirited but reckless Japanese woman trapped on her father-in-law’s yacht off the Italian coast. She has four days to spend with her six-year-old son before she loses custody of him to a wealthy Westerner. [Source: Variety]

Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of Kevin Smith’s new indie comedy “Tusk”.

Osment plays a best friend and podcast co-host (Justin Long) who goes missing in the backwoods of Canada. Filming begins next month in North Carolina and LA. [Source: Deadline]

Business Trip
June Diane Raphael (“Ass Backwards”) will play Vince Vaughn’s wife in Ken Scott’s comedy “Business Trip”. Tom Wilkinson also stars

Vaughn plays a Midwestern businessman who takes his team cross-country to win a contract but everything seems to go wrong along the way. His wife (Raphael) wants him to spend more time with his family and kids. [Source: Deadline]

Jon Huertas (“Castle”) has joined the cast of Kate Rees Davies’ indie drama feature “Perception”. Hallie Jordan, Jade Tailor, Emrhys Cooper and Matthew Ziff also star.

The story follows four couples who undergo clinical trials for a powerful new government drug. [Source: Screen Daily]