Casting News: Basinger, Williams, Keener

One Square Mile
Kim Basinger has joined the cast of Charles-Olivier Michaud’s “One Square Mile” at Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures. Basinger will play the mother of a troubled son (Kelly Blatz) who is at a difficult and violent junction in his life.

Richard Jenkins plays the boy’s neighbour and reluctant mentor, and Cam Gigandet plays his older brother. Shooting kicks off later this month on location in Seattle. [Source: Screen Daily]

Michael Kenneth Williams (“Boardwalk Empire,” “The Wire”) is in negotiations to join the cast of Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” remake at MGM and Sony. Shooting kicks off this September in Toronto.

Williams will play the partner to Joel Kinnaman’s police officer Alex Murphy who is tight with Murphy’s family. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project
Catherine Keener and Toni Collette have joined Fox Searchlight’s untitled Nicole Holofcener project which began shooting this week.

The story centers on a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who meets the embodiment of her perfect self (Catherine Keener). After regaining confidence vis-a-vis her new placement in life, she enters into a new romance with a like-minded man (JamesGandolfini). [Source: THR]