Casting: Maslany, Spencer, Rapace, Walker

The Woman in Gold
“Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany and actress Katie Holmes are set to join Simon Curtis’ Holocaust survivor drama “The Woman In Gold”. Maslany will play a younger version of Helen Mirren’s character.

Mirren plays a woman on a crusade to retrieve priceless Gustav Klimt paintings from Austrian authorities sixty years after the Nazis stole them. Ryan Reynolds plays the lawyer who takes her case. [Source: THR]

Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Snowpiercer”) is set to play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, in the upcoming “Divergent” sequel “Insurgent” at Lionsgate/Summit.

In the next chapter, Tris (Woodley) searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago while on the run with Four (James) and hunted by the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite (Winslet). [Source: Deadline]

Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus”) and Will Smith will co-star in Julius Onah’s film adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s 2013 novel “Brilliance” at Legendary Pictures.

The story is set in a world where a rare group of people known as ‘brilliants’ are born with extraordinary abilities. Smith would play a government agent who has superb tracking abilities, tasked with hunting down a dangerous terrorist in Wyoming, although the agent comes to learn this wanted man has his own set of special skills. [Source: Variety]

Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) and Teresa Palmer (“I Am Number Four”) are set to star in Paul Currie’s psychological thriller “2:22”. Todd Stein, Nathan Parker and Currie penned the script. Shooting begins October in Australia.

Walker plays a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 pm. He falls for a woman (Palmer) whose life is threatened by these events, and he must solve the mystery to save her. [Source: Screen]