Casting News: Bale, Wayans, Cannon

The Ends of the Earth
David O. Russell aims to bring his “The Fighter” star Christian Bale onboard the fact-based biopic “The Ends of the Earth” about oil tycoon Ernest Marland.

The story follows Marland’s romance with his niece and adopted daughter Lydie (Jennifer Lawrence). No start date has been announced as yet. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Let’s Be Cops
20th Century Fox has set “Happy Endings” star Damon Wayans Jr. and “New Girl” actor Jake Johnson to star in Luke Greenfield’s buddy cop comedy “Let’s Be Cops”. Greenfield wrote the script with writing partner Nick Thomas.

The film is about two best friends looking for a little more out of life. They impersonate cops for kicks, but when they unknowingly mess with a real mobster, the game gets real. [Source: Deadline]

Rick Ross Biopic
Nick Cannon will portray former drug kingpin ‘Freeway’ Rick Ross in a Nick Cassavetes-penned biopic about Ross. Ross gained notoriety as a cocaine trafficker in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

Cannon appeared alongside Ross in a YouTube video posted to Ross’ Facebook page Monday to announce the movie. [Source: THR]