Casting: Meyers, Bruhl, Redgrave, Banderas

The 12th Man
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to play German commander Kurt Stage in Harold Zwart’s WW2 drama “The 12th Man”. The story follows Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. [Source: THR]

Daniel Bruhl has signed up for the ten-episode TV series “Mafiya” for The Weinstein Co. and ITV Studios. William Nicholson (“Gladiator,” “Shadowlands”) penned the script which is set around the fall of the Soviet Union as criminal gangs and private armies clashed over wealth and control. Bruhl plays a man who goes from street trader to one of the richest and powerful individuals in the country. [Source: THR]

Aspern Papers
Mother and daughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson are teaming to star in Julien Landais’ “Aspern Papers” for Film House Germany. The story is based on one of Henry James’ best-known and most acclaimed tales while Jean Pavas, Julien Landais and Hannah Bhuiya adapted the screenplay. [Source: Deadline

Antonio Banderas has been set to star in the Simon West-directed, action-comedy “Salty”. Shooting begins next month in Chile. Adapted from the novel by Mark Haskell Smith, Banderas will play an aging rock star and reformed sex addict married to a supermodel who is abducted by pirates while on vacation. [Source: Deadline]