Casting: Miguel, Flanagan, Hale, Felton, Goodman

Live By Night
Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel has joined the cast of the Ben Affleck-directed “Live By Night” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina and Zoe Saldana also star.

The Prohibition-era crime drama is based on the Dennis Lehane novel about a police captain’s black sheep son who gets involved in escalating levels of organized crime. Miguel will play Esteban, the brother of Saldana’s character. [Source: EW]

“Sons of Anarchy” actor Tommy Flanagan will play a new hitman character called The Knife on FOX’s “Gotham”. In the series, he’s a charming, stylish and good humored man on the surface who is actually a remorseless hitman whose skills are at the service of the highest bidder. Further details of his appearance are being kept under wraps. [Source: Twitter]

Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) is in talks for a leading role in Olivia Milch’s comedy “Dude” which begins shooting at the end of the month in Los Angeles. Hale will play Lily, a popular and assertive high school senior bound for NYU who knows she is good-looking and flaunts it accordingly.

The comedy follows four best girlfriends in the last two weeks of their senior year of high school where they deal with the first real losses in life – leaving your best friends, your first encounter with death, and the loss of time. [Source: Deadline]

Tom Felton, Troian Bellisario and Ben Winchell have signed on for Tommy Bertelsen’s indie drama “Feed” which begins production November 9th in Los Angeles. The story revolves around Olivia (Bellisario) and Matthew Grey (Felton), eighteen-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations.

There are almost no boundaries between them; even their dreams are connected. As the twins prepare for their last year of school together, an unexpected tragedy splits them apart. [Source: Deadline]

Coldest City
John Goodman is in talks to star alongside Charlize Theron and James McAvoy in “Coldest City” for Focus Features. An adaptation of Antony Johnston’s comic, Theron plays a spy who springs into action after an underground MI5 officer is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

She must find a list he was smuggling into the West, to protect herself and the counter-intelligence community. Goodman is in talks to play an American agent who works with Theron and McAvoy. [Source: Deadline]