Casting: Molony, Cooper, Gere, Koteas

Ripper Street
Impressive rising young actor Damien Molony (UK’s “Being Human”) is coming back to television with a guest starring role in the upcoming second season of “Ripper Street”.

Molony confirmed the news himself via his Twitter feed which showed photos from his time on the set in Dublin. Molony wrapped his scenes yesterday. [Source:]

Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel Studios has finally and officially confirmed reports that Bradley Cooper will provide the voice for Rocket Raccoon in James Gunn’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. [Source: Marvel Studios]

Richard Gere has signed to star in Andrew Renzi’s indie drama “Franny” at Treehouse Pictures. Filming begins in October.

Gere portrays a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to recreate the life he once had. [Source: Variety]

Chicago PD
Elias Koteas (“The Killing,” “Crash”) is set to star as a series series regular on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” spinoff series “Chicago PD”. Sophia Bush and Patrick Flueger also star.

Koteas will play Alvin Olinsky, a longtime undercover detective in the Intelligence Unit. The character was in uniform with Voight (Jason Beghe) and together they share a secret over a fellow cop’s death. [Source: The Live Feed]