Casting: Lewis, Blanchett, Dalton, Nolasco

“Homeland” star Damian Lewis will play the lead in the Adam Smith-directed short “Desire” which will serve as an ad for luxury brand Jaguar. Jordi Molla and Shannyn Sossamon will also star.

Lewis plays a car deliveryman who runs into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious, young woman (Sossamon) in the middle of a lawless desert. Filming will take place next week in Chile’s Atacama Desert. [Source:]

Cate Blanchett is in talks to play the evil stepmother in Mark Romanek’s live-action “Cinderella” project at Disney Pictures.

Aline Brosh McKenna penned the project which Simon Kinberg will produce. [Source: Deadline]

Brett Dalton (“Killing Lincoln”) has been cast as Agent Grant Ward in Marvel Studios’ upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series.

The character is described as a cool under fire good looker with a quiet personality offset by an occasionally violent temper. He also botches interpersonal relations. [Source: TV Line]

In the Blood
“Prison Break” actor Amaury Nolasco is set to play a Dominican mob kingpin in John Stockwell’s crime thriller “In the Blood” starring Diego Boneta and Gina Carano.

The story follows a woman whose husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation and her drive to take down the men she thinks are responsible. Filming is currently under way in Puerto Rico. [Source: Variety]