Casting: Lautner, Moretz, Lennon, Dobrev

Run the Tide
“Twilight” star Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to star in Soham Mehta’s indie movie “Run the Tide”. Rajiv Shah penned the script. Mehta, Shah and Tim Kwok will produce.

Lautner would play a man who kidnaps his younger brother and flees for the California coast when their drug-abusing mother is released from prison. The pair head out to start a new life, but their mother and her ex-husband are in close pursuit. [Source: The Wrap]

The Fifth Wave
Chloe Moretz is in final negotiations to star in J Blakeson’s film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s popular young adult novel “The 5th Wave” for Sony Pictures.

Moretz would play Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth’s population. On the run to save her younger brother, 16-year-old Cassie meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope. [Source: The Wrap]

Monster Trucks
Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911”) has joined the cast of the “Monster Trucks” movie at Paramount Pictures. Lennon is said to be playing a significant role in the film which begins shooting this month.

Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till, and Holt McCallany also star in the project with the plot details being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Final Girls
Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) have joined Todd Strauss-Schulson’s horror comedy “The Final Girls” at Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Taissa Farmiga, Adam Devine and Alexander Ludwig also star.

The story follows a group of friends mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic 1980s horror flick, which starred a famous scream queen (Malin Akerman) who was also the recently deceased mother of one of them. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer. [Source: Heat Vision]