Casting: Mara, Carell, Jones, Fairley

The Secret Scripture
Rooney Mara is set to replace Jessica Chastain in Jim Sheridan’s drama “The Secret Scripture”. Mara will play a young woman who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest.

Vanessa Redgrave will play the older version of the character who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir. Filming begins in September. [Source: CinEuropa]

Brooklyn Family Robinson
Steve Carell will star in and produce the family adventure comedy “Brooklyn Family Robinson” for Disney Pictures, Madeville Films and Carousel Productions.

David Reynolds penned the script which follow an urban dwelling father who decides to uproot his family from the city and move them to a tiny island. All other story details are being kept under wraps. [Source: THR]

Tommy Lee Jones is set to join Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Ariel Vromen’s thriller “Criminal” at Millennium Films. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script.

The story centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a dangerous prison inmate in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants memories. [Source: Heat Vision]

Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones,” “24: Live Another Day”) has scored a season-long arc on ABC’s “Resurrection”. Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan and long dead mother of Henry and Fred'(Kurtwood Smith and Matt Craven).

The character will reappear in Arcadia as one of ‘the returned,’ bringing with her knowledge of the Langston family’s dark past – one that she is determined to keep hidden. Her return will have consequences for the entire family. [Source: The Live Feed]