Casting: Chastain, Eastwood, McKinnon, Langford

Jessica Chastain Turns Assassin In Eve

Losing Clementine
Jessica Chastain is set to star in the comedy-drama “Losing Clementine” which hails from award-winning Argentine filmmaker Lucia Puenzo, while the script is adapted from Ashley Ream’s acclaimed novel by “Better Call Saul” writer Ann Cherkis. Chastain, Renee Tab, Christopher Tuffin and Kelly Carmichael will produce.

The story follows world-renowned artist Clementine Pritchard (Chastain) who, after flushing away her meds, gives herself a month to tie up loose ends before killing herself. While checking off her bucket list, she uncovers secrets about her family and the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. [Source: Variety]

Cash Truck
Scott Eastwood has joined Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s armored truck heist film “Cash Truck,” the English-language remake of the 2004 French thriller “Le Convoyeur” at Miramax. Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson will produce. Jason Statham plays a mysterious worker at a cash truck company that moves hundred of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Jean Dujardin also stars. [Source: THR]

Joe Exotic
Kate McKinnon (“SNL,” “Ghostbusters”) has signed on to star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic” at Universal Content Productions. McKinnon, Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy will executive produce.

McKinnon plays Carole Baskin, a cat enthusiast who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe ‘Exotic’ Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own, and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose her hypocrisy. [Source: Variety]

After Josephine
Josephine Langford (“After”) has been added to the cast of the Amy Poehler-directed original film “Moxie” at Netflix. Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Ike Barinholtz co-star and filming is underway.

Based on Jennifer Mathieu’s novel and adapted by Tamara Chestna, this tells the story of a girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school. Langford will play Emma, host of the school’s TV announcement program. [Source: Deadline]