Casting News: Cooper, Hauser, Hale

The Walking Dead
Chris Cooper is in negotiations to join John Wells’ film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ award-winning play “August: Osage County” at Weinstein Company.

Cooper will play the brother-in-law of Meryl Streep’s character. Shooting kicks off in August. [Source: Variety]

Olympus Has Fallen
Cole Hauser has joined the cast of Antoine Fuqua’s White House-set action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen” at Nu Image/Millennium.

Gerard Butler plays an unlikely Secret Service agent trying to stop North Korean terrorists who have taken over the White House. Hauser plays a fellow Secret Service agent. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Walking Dead
“Arrested Development” star Tony Hale has joined the cast of Paul Feig’s untitled cop buddy comedy feature starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Hale will play a man who McCarthy’s character arrests for soliciting a prostitute. [Source: Variety]