Casting: Lutz, McCarthy, Basinger, Hemsworth

Kellan Lutz and Allison Williams are in negotiations to join the cast of Aram Rappaport’s indie drama “Syrup”.

Based on the Max Barry novel, the story follows young ladder-climbers in the corporate soda industry. Shiloh Fernandez and Amber Heard also star. [Source: Variety]

Melissa McCarthy
“Bridesmaids” scene stealer Melissa McCarthy will star in and co-write an untitled comedy which she has just sold to Paramount Pictures.

The story follows a supportive wife who decides to help her husband steal the Stanley Cup after he is diagnosed with an incurable disease.

Her fellow cast member Annie Mumolo, who co-wrote “Bridesmaids” with Kristen Wiig, will co-write this project’s script. [Source: Deadline]

Over The Wall
Kim Basinger, Nick Stahl, Jennifer Morrison and Freddy Rodriguez are attached to star in “Over The Wall” which begins shooting later this summer in Ohio.

Steven Christopher Young penned and directs the drama, set in the world of stock car racing, which follows four people pushed to the limit after a tragic event. [Source: Screen Daily]

Snow White and the Huntsman
The hunt is finally over with Aussie hunk and “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth officially signing on to play the Huntsman in “Snow White and the Huntsman” for Universal Pictures.

He joins Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen, Sam Claflin as the prince in the Rupert Sanders-directed feature. [Source: Deadline]