Casting: Monaghan, Moreno, Amato, Gagnon

The Best of Me
Michelle Monaghan (“Source Code,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) has scored the lead female role in Michael Hoffman’s adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks’ most recent best-seller “The Best of Me” at Relativity.

The story follows a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite when they both return to their small North Carolina hometown. J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters wrote the script, while Sparks, Ryan Kavanaugh and Theresa Park will produce. [Source: THR]

Catalina Sandino Moreno (“Maria Full of Grace,” “The Bridge”) will replace Rosario Dawson as the female lead in Brad Peyton’s micro budget thriller “Incarnate” at Blumhouse Productions. Filming begins in November in Los Angeles.

Aaron Eckhart plays an unconventional exorcist — with the ability to tap into the subconscious of the possessed — who meets his match when a nine-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Wannabe
Vincenzo Amato, David Zayas, Neal Huff, Mike Starr and Slaine will join Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli on the Nick Sandow-directed “The Wannabe”. Filming begins in Brooklyn next week.

The story follows a man obsessed with Mob culture who goes on the run with a woman after he attempts to fix the John Gotti trial. Dean Devlin and Martin Scorsese will executive produce. [Source: Screen]

Pierce Gagnon (“Looper,” “Tomorrowland”) will play the son of Halle Berry’s character in the Spielberg-produced futuristic thriller series “Extant” for CBS. The show is scheduled to premiere next summer.

Berry plays a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. The character’s experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history. [Source: The Live Feed]