Casting News: Clarke, Pegg, Henriksen

Candy Store
Jason Clarke has confirmed that he will star in Stephen Gaghan’s crime thriller “Candy Store”.

The story follows an elite, highly trained deep-cover operative who loses everything, ultimately disappearing into Brooklyn. [Source: MTV News]

Star Wars: Episode VII
Simon Pegg has brushed off Internet rumours suggesting director J.J. Abrams has cast him in “Star Wars: Episode VII”.

Pegg’s posted on his official Twitter account: “No idea where this silly rumour about me attached to the new Star Wars film came from but I can confirm that it’s absolute Bantha poodoo (not true).” [Source: Star Magazine]

Lance Henriksen is attached to star in Dean C. Jones’ supernatural horror thriller “Nevermore”. Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn also star.

The story centers on a couple who experience paranormal activity involving dead children when they move to an estate in Massachusetts. [Source: Heat Vision]