Casting News: Davis, Byrne, Boseman

Untitled Michael Mann Project
Viola Davis is in talks to star as the female lead in an untitled Michael Mann-directed cyber crime thriller at Legendary Pictures.

The story is set to begin shooting in China next month. [Source: Deadline]

Rose Byrne and Jason Sudeikis will join Sean Mewshaw’s romantic comedy “Tumbledown” at Indigo Films. Shooting begins in October in Vancouver.

The story follows a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a brash New York writer (Sudeikis) who barrels into her rural Maine town to investigate the death of her husband, a folk-music hero. [Source: Deadline]

Draft Day
Chadwick Boseman (“42”) will play Louisiana outside linebacker Vontae Mack in Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day”. Boseman’s role is unspecified.

Kevin Costner plays a general manager who must make some tough professional and personal choices in the 24-hour period of the NFL draft. [Source: Deadline]