Casting: Madden, Hart, Greene, Hickey

Bastille Day
“Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden has signed on to join Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos in James Watkins’ action-thriller “Bastille Day” at Focus Features. No word on which character he will play.

The story follows a rogue CIA agent who sets out to apprehend and quietly dispatch an American man in Paris, a man linked to an attack on the metro system. The agent soon discovers the American is innocent and he may be the only link to the actual person responsible. [Source: Variety]

The Intouchables
Kevin Hart will join Colin Firth in the upcoming remake of the French drama “The Intouchables”. Paul Feig was previously attached to direct.

The true story tale follows the developing relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his immigrant caregiver. [Source: Allocine]

Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) has signed on to star alongside Pierce Brosnan in Aaron Kaufman’s upcoming thriller “Urge”. Greene plays a young woman who embarks on an island retreat with a group of friends, where they discover a new designer drug that appears to be perfect.

They soon come to realize that the drug has one major side effect, causing users to lose control of their inhibitions and urges. Brosnan plays the drug’s creator. Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine are producing. [Source: THR]

Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee John Benjamin Hickey has joined the high-profile cast of James Vanderbilt’s “Truth”. The story follows reporter Dan Rather’s fall from grace following an infamous report about George W. Bush a decade ago.

Hickey will play the husband of Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), Rather’s producer who was fired in the fallout. Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Moss and Topher Grace also star and shooting kicks off this week in Sydney, Australia. [Source: THR]