Casting: Letts, Walker, Bush, Duff, Emmerich

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Deep Water
Tracy Letts (“Lady Bird,” “Homeland”) and Rachel Blanchard (“Fargo”) are set to join Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in Adrian Lyne’s erotic thriller “Deep Water” at New Regency. Production will start next month.

Affleck and de Armas playing a married couple who open up their marriage in the hopes of saving their relationship, only to see things take a dark and deadly turn. The story is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith and has been adapted by Zack Helm and Sam Levinson. [Source: Collider]

12 Mighty Orphans
Newcomer Jake Austin Walker will join Luke Wilson in the Ty Roberts-directed sports drama “12 Mighty Orphans” which also stars Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw and Wayne Knight. Lane Garrison is adapting the script from the novel by Jim Dent.

Based on a true story, the movie follows Rusty Russell (Wilson), who turns a scrawny group of underdog, castoff orphans into a team of fierce warriors that leaves their opponents bewildered and battered. Against all odds, the youngsters become one of the toughest football teams in Texas. Walker will play one of the twelve orphans. [Source: Variety]

Love, Simon
“Chicago P.D.” and “One Tree Hill” alum Sophia Bush has been cast in the Disney+ sequel series “Love, Simon” which is set in the world of the 2018 feature. The series follows Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.

Bush is set to play Veronica, the new girlfriend of the father of Victor’s friend Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), who also runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez and Bebe Wood co-star. Disney+ launches on Tuesday, November 12th but a premiere date for “Love, Simon” has not yet been announced. [Source: TV Line]

Salisbury
Anne-Marie Duff and Rafe Spall will star in the three-part fact-based BBC drama “Salisbury” which deals with the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK. Mark Addy, Annabel Scholey, Johnny Harris and MyAnna Buring co-star.

The alleged assassination attempt caused an international uproar. The incident led to the pullout of diplomats from Russia by several Western countries in solidarity with Britain. The story will focus on the impact the incident had on the local community. Saul Dibb (“Bullet Boy”) directs. [Source: Variety]

Space Force
Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), Fred Willard (“Modern Family”) and Jessica St. Clair (“Playing House”) will star opposite Steve Carell in Netflix’s workplace comedy “Space Force” which is co-created by Carell and Greg Daniels. The story is centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services…Space Force.

Carell plays a General tapped by the White House to lead this new branch of the Armed Forces with the goal of putting American ‘Boots on the Moon’ by 2024. Emmerich plays Carell’s old boss and rival, Willard plays Carell’s’ father, St. Clair plays civilian contractor helping build the new base in Colorado. [Source: Deadline]