Casting News: Admission, Creatures, Zero

Producers are out to Paul Rudd to play the male lead in Tina Fey’s new dramatic comedy “Admission” at Focus Features. Rudd is reportedly very interested and has met with the filmmakers, though no formal deal has been struck.

Fey would play an unmarried woman who meets a man she went to school with (Rudd) but never really knew. It turns out he’s been harboring thoughts about her, and possibly a secret as well. [Source: The L.A. Times]

Beautiful Creatures
Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join Richard LaGravenese’s Southern supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures” which begins shooting next month in New Orleans.

Irons will play the role of Macon Ravenwood, the mysterious and reclusive uncle of the leading girl (Alice Englert). [Source: The Press Association]

Zero Dark Thirty
Israeli theater actor Yoav Levy (“Miral”) is set to play Osama Bin Laden’s reported third-in-command, Abu Faraj al-Libi, in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty”.

Faraj was promoted to Bin Laden’s #3 in 2004 but was arrested a year later and is still being held in Guantanamo Bay. [Source: YNet News]