Casting News: Bassett, Jones, Abrahamson

White Bird in a Blizzard
Angela Bassett and Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”) will join Shailene Woodley, Gabourey Sidibe, Shiloh Fernandez, Eva Green and Christopher Meloni in Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”

The story follows a troubled young woman whose life is upended following the disappearance of her mother. Indelicato will portray an outcast in a middle class school, Bassett a doctor. [Source: Variety and Facebook]

Leave to Remain
Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Girl”) has joined the cast of Bruce Goodison’s coming-of-age drama “Leave to Remain” which is currently shooting in London.

The story follows a group of teenagers from various countries who all thrown in together as they try to start a new life. [Source: Screen Daily]

Jared Abrahamson (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”) will join Lois Robbins, Kathy Najimy and Fat Joe in Kevin Breslin’s indie movie “Blowtorch” at Me3 Prods. Shooting kicks off this week in Brooklyn.

Robbins stars as a recently widowed mother whose oldest son (Abrahamson) is murdered. The detective assigned to the case doesn’t pay it much attention, prompting her to stalk a group of Brooklyn gangsters to uncover the truth. [Source: Variety]