Casting: Lau, Callies, Harden, Wasikowska

Iron Man 3
Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has turned down the role of a key scientist in Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3”.

Lau pulled out of involvement due to the birth of his first child with wife Carol Chu on May 9th. [Source: Nerd Reactor]

Untitled Steve Quale Project
Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) has signed on for the untitled Steve Quale found-footage natural disaster thriller at New Line.

Callies will play one of the female leads in the story of a group of high school teens dealing with the aftermath of a devastating tornado. [Source: Deadline]

The Librarian
Marcia Gay Harden will topline Juan Feldman’s indie drama “The Librarian” for Classic Films and Mano a Mano Films which begins filming in July.

Harden plays a mild-mannered librarian suffering through a midlife crisis as she takes in the exotic flora and fauna of Costa Rica, where she accidently hires a man who’s a lothario and dime-store philosopher for her tour. [Source: Variety]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki are in the running to play Johanna Mason in the upcoming “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire”.

Johanna is a former Hunger Games contestant who goes back to fight in the 75th Hunger Games and proves an intimidating foe for rival Katniss Everdeen. [Source: Digital Spy]