Casting News: Dormer, Barton, Sands

“Game of Thrones” and “The Tudors” star Natalie Dormer has been cast in the pivotal role of Irene Adler in the CBS drama “Elementary”. Dormer’s three-episode arc begins on May 9th.

The character was the his first and only love of Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes. Her mysterious murder by Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty caused his downward spiral into drug addiction. [Source: The Live Feed]

Fast Life
Mischa Barton has signed on to star in Rock Jacobs’ indie drama “Fast Life” which Jessie Rusu is producing. Shooting begins this Summer in Los Angeles.

The story centers around an ad executive who falls in with an unsavory fast money crowd, only to be drawn to its antithesis when introduced to an unimpressed young woman (Barton). [Source: Variety]

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Julian Sands has joined the cast of Richard Alfieri’s film adaptation of his Broadway play “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”. Shooting begins Monday in Budapest.

Sands will portray the owner of the dance studio where an instructor (Cheyenne Jackson) teaches ballroom dancing to a Florida retiree (Gena Rowlands). [Source: Variety]