Casting: MacLachlan, D’Arcy, Banks, Chase, Hough

The House with a Clock in its Walls
Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”) and Owen Vaccaro (“Daddy’s Home”) are set to star alongside Cate Blanchett and Jack Black in Eli Roth’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” for Amblin Entertainment.

“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke adapts the script from the 1973 John Bellairs book about a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic, and danger in his uncle’s old house. Filming begins next month. [Source: Variety]

Das Boot
James D’Arcy (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”), Tom Wlaschiha (“Game of Thrones”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), and Thierry Fremont have joined the cast of the eight-episode event series “Das Boot”. Filming has just gotten underway in Prague, La Rochelle, Malta and Munich.

Lizzy Caplan, August Wittgenstein, Rainer Bock, Rick Okon, Vicky Krieps, Leonard Scheicher, Robert Stadlober, Franz Dinda and Stefan Konarske. Set in Fall 1942, as U-boat warfare becomes increasingly brutal, a very young crew put out to sea on a dangerous combat patrol. [Source: Deadline]

Elizabeth Banks has been set to star alongside Anthony Mackie as Johnnie Cochran in the Taylor Hackford-directed biopic “Cochran”. David McMillan penned the script.

The story revolves around Cochran’s career-making case revolving around the pursuit of justice in the Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981. Banks will play Mary Neiswender, an investigative newspaper reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram. [Source: Deadline]

The Last Laugh
Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, Andie MacDowell, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell have joined Greg Pritikin’s original comedy film “The Last Laugh” for Netflix. Shooting began Monday in New Orleans.

The story follows a talent manager (Chase) and widower reuniting with a former client (Dreyfuss), who gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian and instead settled down to have a family. Once on tour at classic stand-up venues, the comedian gets a last taste of the life he could have had. [Source: Variety]

Julianne Hough (“Grease Live!”) has been cast as pioneering fitness legend Betty Weider in the George Gallo-directed “Bigger” starring Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard and Kevin Durand. Filming begins next month.

The biopic looks at siblings Ben and Joe Weider who created the Mr. Olympia competition and changed the face of professional bodybuilding. [Source: Deadline]