Casting: Leahy, Domingo, Duty, McClure

The Dark Knight Rises
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is set to make a cameo in the upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Leahy, who also appeared in 2008’s “The Dark Knight”, has a short scene with Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman in the film. [Source: Deadline]

The Butler
Colman Domingo (“Red Hook Summer,” “42”) will play a fellow White House butler in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” which starts shooting later this month in New Orleans.

Forest Whitaker plays Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight First Families over three decades. [Source: Deadline]

Kenton Duty, Katherine McNamara and Dan Flaherty are joining Ajay Giunta’s bullying-themed “The Contest” for Percolate Productions. Shooting is now underway in New York.

The story is set in a small-town high school, where two students — a bully and one who has been bullied — are forced to work together in a cooking contest that tests their relationship. [Source: THR]

Hemlock Grove
Kandyse McClure (“Battlestar Galactica”) has joined the cast of Eli Roth’s direct-to-Netflix series “Hemlock Grove” which deals with a young girl’s murder set in a ravaged Pennsylvania steel town.

McClure will play Dr. Chausser, an animal behaviorist with a PHD with a history of self destruction. Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard also star. [Source: Deadline]