William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, Emory Cohen, Mike Epps and Paul Sparks have joined Bradley Kaplan’s ensemble drama “Stealing Cars” which is currently shooting in New York.
The story follows a rebellious teenager who is sent to juvenile prison and learns to forgive himself in the wake of a tragic car accident. Rachel Winter will produce. [Source: Screen]
Get On Up
Nick Eversman (“Tomorrow People,” “Cinema Verite”) has been cast as Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in the James Brown biopic “Get on Up” at Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins and Victoria Pearman are producing.
Chadwick Boseman stars as the Godfather of Soul and traces Brown’s rise from humble beginning to stardom to through his eventual drug-fueled downfall. The film features a scene in which Jagger and Brown appear together at a concert. [Source: THR]
Ring By Spring
Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End”) will star in Kristoffer Tabori’s independent romantic comedy “A Ring by Spring”. Production begins December 1st in Vancouver.
Boston will play an independent career woman who sets out on a romantic exploration through her past when a psychic tells her that she will be engaged by spring. Tim Johnson, Jean Abounader and Oliver Decaigny are producing. [Source: THR]
“Saw” and “Insidious” writer/actor Leigh Whannell has joined the cast of Sean Carter’s thriller “Home Invasion” at Voltage Pictures and Zinc Entertainment. Whannell plays a mysterious guest who arrives at the house.
Chandler Riggs, Bella Thorne, Ioan Gruffudd and Natalie Martinez play a family imprisoned in their own home by intruders who play a life-and-death game with mysterious rules that become clear as the night unfolds. [Source: Heat Vision]