Casting: Marsden, Howard, Harden, Speleers

Walk of Shame
James Marsden has joined the cast of the comedy “Walk of Shame” for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

The story centers on an uptight news anchor (Elizabeth Banks), whose prospects for a new job are put in jeopardy after she is locked out after a one-night stand, with no money, phone, or ID. [Source: Variety]

Terrence Howard has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners” at Alcon Entertainment. Shooting kicks off in February.

Hugh Jackman plays a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and her best friend are abducted. After the cops fail to find them, he takes the law into his own hands but runs up against a detective (Jake Gyllenhaal). Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Maria Bello and Paul Dano also star. [Source: Deadline]

Elsa & Fred
Marcia Gay Harden has signed on to Michael Radford’s “Elsa & Fred” opposite Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Shooting kicks off Monday in New Orleans and will later move to Rome.

The story centers on two older people who fall in love late in life, is an English language remake of Marcos Carnevale’s 2005 Spanish-Argentine film of the same name. [Source: Variety]

Ed Speleers (“Eragon”), Will Poulter (“Wild Bill”) and Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”) have joined the international thriller “Plastic” at Gateway Films. Shooting kicks off in January in Miami, London, Manchester and Brunei.

Speleers and Poulter play university students Sam and Fordy, who run a credit card fraud scheme. After stealing from the wrong man, the boys find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster and must pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt. [Source: Screen Daily]