Casting: Mulvey, Carpenter, Krumholtz, Wilson

300: Battle of Artemisia & Zero Dark Thirty
Aussie actor Callan Mulvey (TV’s “Rush,” “Underbelly”) has scored roles in both the upcoming “300” sequel and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.”

The particulars of either role have not been disclosed. He’ll join fellow countrymen Sullivan Stapleton in “300: Battle of Artemisia” and Joel Edgerton in “Zero Dark Thirty”, the latter begins shooting next month. [Source: insideFilm]

The Occult
Jennifer Carpenter is set to join Colm Meaney, Rufus Sewell, Anne Heche and Alycia Debnam-Carey in Christian Christiansen’s thriller “The Occult” which has begun filming in North Carolina.

The story follows a small commune dealing with a prophecy that predicts the coming of the Devil’s daughter. As the shared 18th birthday of five girls approaches, a sequence of murders causes panic to spread through the community. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Teddy Bears
David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, Ahna O’Reilly and Ned Beatty have joined the cast of the indie dark comedy “Teddy Bears” which begins shooting next week in California.

The story follows three couples who head to the desert to help a friend heal after the death of his mother. Thomas Beatty penned the script and co-directs with his wife Rebecca Fishman. [Source: Variety]

Pain and Gain
“Bridesmaids” scene stealer and comedian Rebel Wilson has joined Michael Bay’s true crime film “Pain and Gain” starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris.

The storyline follows a gang of bodybuilders who are involved in a kidnapping and extortion scheme. Wilson’s character will find herself in jail for her participation in the plot. [Source: The Huffington Post]