Casting: Mama, Squad, Freaky, Texas

“The Tree of Life” star Jessica Chastain is the latest to join the Guillermo del Toro produced supernatural thriller “Mama”.

Andres Muschietti is writing and directing the project follows two young girls who are haunted by a ghost they believe to be their mother. [Source: Variety]

Gangster Squad
Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will likely have to drop out of Ruben Flesicher’s “Gangster Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Fleischer says Cranston’s commitments to Ben Affleck’s “Argo” will keep him from playing Max Kennard, a Texas transplant to the LAPD with his own brand of justice. [Source: Black Book Mag]

Freaky Deaky
Charles Matthau’s upcoming adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel “Freaky Deaky” continues trading down its cast members.

Crispin Glover has now replaced William H. Macy while Tom Arnold is reportedly in negotiations to play his brother. [Source: Variety]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
6’6 actor Dan Yeager has been cast as the new Leatherface in the upcoming “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D”, while R&B star Trey Songz has signed on to play the lead male role – the boyfriend of Alexandra Daddario’s character.

Director John Luessenhop says of Yeager’s casting “[having] huge farm boy arms, a brooding brow. He’s quiet, circumspect, and immediately struck a menacing chord with me. After five minutes, I could no longer think of anyone else for the role.” [Source: Bloody Disgusting]