Casting: McNairy, DiMaggio, Mann, Gibson

Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Scoot McNairy (“Monsters,” “Argo”) has joined the Jody Hill comedy “The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter” alongside Josh Brolin and Danny McBride. McBride, Hill, Scott Rudin and David Gordon Green are producing.

The story follows a sixth-grade boy who is supposed to be bonding with his father on a hunting trip, but is far from interested. McNairy will film that and the Darren Aronofsky-produced, Arnold Schwarzenegger-led thriller “478” before he shoots the third season of AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire”. [Source: Deadline]

Daniel DiMaggio (“A Tiger’s Tale,” “Divide & Conquer”) is set to play an adolescent version of Kal-El (Superman) in the February 8th episode of CBS’s “Supergirl” series”. Young Kal-El will be introduced via a string of flashbacks to establish the bond between him and Kara.

In the episode, a parasitic alien attaches itself to Kara and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Meanwhile Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission. [Source: KryptonSite]

The Comedian
Leslie Mann (“Knocked Up,” “This is 40”) has replaced Jennifer Aniston as the female lead opposite Robert De Niro in Taylor Hackford’s “The Comedian” at Cinelou Films. Aniston departed due to scheduling issues as shooting will begin in New York very soon.

Art Linson penned the script in which Mann plays a character who befriends an acerbic standup comic (De Niro) after they unexpectedly connect at a wedding. Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton will produce. [Source: Variety]

All Eyez On Me
Grace Gibson (“Black Nativity”) will play R&B singer Faith Evans, the influential wife of Biggie Smalls aka Notorious BIG, in the Benny Boom-directed Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me” at Open Road Films. Jamal Woolard, who played Biggie in 2009’s “Notorious,” will reprise that role here.

Jeremy Haft and Ed Gonzalez penned the script about the film which will look at the former friendship turned rivalry between the late Shakur and Smalls – much of that East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry stemming from a photograph Tupac took with Evans. James G. Robinson, David Robinson and LT Hutton are producing. [Source: Deadline]