The Giacomo Variations
John Malkovich will re-team with Austrian film director Michael Sturminger for a big screen adaptation of the chamber opera play “The Giacomo Variations”.
Malkovich will play the role of an aging Casanova, reliving past exploits in a surreal series of operatic flashbacks. [Source: Screen Daily]
The 34th Battalion
Vinnie Jones and Stephen Lang have joined the ensemble cast of the $20 million saga “The 34th Battalion” about an Australian Army unit that fought heroic battles against the Germans during World War I.
Jones will play the British-born Lt. Colonel who led the battalion. Lang plays a U.S. officer. Luke Hemsworth, Emilie de Ravin, Charles Mesure, Les Hill, Claire van der Boom, Tony Bonner, Andrew Lees and Vince Colosimo also star. [Source: Deadline]
Ashley Tisdale has been cast in the reboot of the Bible-inspired Rapture-themed film series “Left Behind”. Tisdale will play Chloe Steele, daughter to Nicolas Cage’s Ray Steele character.
The story is set after millions of people suddenly disappear from Earth. Chloe wanders America looking to find any remaining members of her family. [Source: Just Jared]
Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) is set to star in Jeffrey Soros’ directorial debut “Basmati Blues” which is set to be shot entirely in India.
Larson will play an American girl in the Bollywood musical which Dan Baron is directing. Sugarland will contribute songs for the soundtrack. [Source: Showbiz 411]