Casting: Law, Zellweger, Sheen, Elba

Susan Cooper
Jude Law is set to join Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham in Paul Feig’s spy comedy “Susan Cooper” at 20th Century Fox.

The story follows the adventures of an unlikely spy (McCarthy). Feig, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping will produce. [Source: Variety]

The Whole Truth
Renee Zellweger will star opposite Daniel Craig in the indie courtroom thriller “The Whole Truth”. Zellweger’s role is being kept under wraps.

All that’s known of the story is that Craig plays a district attorney. Courtney Hunt (“Frozen River) is set to direct from a script by Nicholas Kazan. [Source: THR]

Untitled Howard Hughes Project
Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes project, marking the first time the two old friends have worked together.

The story centers Hughes’ assistant (played by Alden Ehrenreich) and his love interest (Lily Collins). Beatty plays Hughes while Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick also star. [Source: Deadline]

A Hologram for the King
Sarita Choudhury (“Homeland”) and Omar Elba (“Intelligence”) are set to join Tom Hanks in the Tom Tykwer-directed comedic drama “A Hologram for the King” which has just begun filming in Morocco.

An adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel and set in a rising Saudi Arabian city, the story follows a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition and do something great. [Source: Variety]