Casting News: Bigelow, Ender, Inescapable

Untitled Bigelow/bin Laden Project
“Friday Night Lights” and “Super 8” star Kyle Chandler is the latest to join Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled drama about Navy SEAL Team 6’s long hunt for Osama bin Laden. Chandler will likely be playing a CIA agent. [Source: Deadline]

Ender’s Game
Nonso Anozie (“The Grey”) will play Sergeant Dap while Stevie Ray Dallimore and Andrea Powell will play Ender’s parents in the film version of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling sci-fi novel “Ender’s Game”.

The story follows a brilliant young strategist Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield), who is drafted by the International Fleet to save the human race. Shooting kicks off this month in New Orleans. [Source: Deadline]

Saad Siddiqui and Oded Fehr have joined Ruba Nadda’s Canadian indie thriller “Inescapable” which begins production next month in Canada, South Africa and Lebanon.

The story follows a Syrian expatriate (Alexander Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus and he must return to his homeland to find her. Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson also star. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]