Casting News: Dyer, Cox, Loren

Danny Dyer is set to star in the London-set hitman thriller “Assassin” for Richwater Films and Silver Leaf Pictures. Jonathan Sothcott and J.K. Amalou will produce and shooting begins in August.

Dyer plays a professional contract killer who compromises himself when he realizes that his latest victim is the estranged father of the girl he has fallen in love with. Amalou penned the script and will also direct. [Source: Heat Vision]

Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Andrew Scott, Simon Russell Beale, Olivia Grant, Christian McKay and Tessa Peake Jones have joined the BBC telemovie adaptation of Alan Judd’s novel “Legacy”.

Pete Travis (“Dredd”) helms this espionage thriller set in 1970s London which follows a young spy who discovers an unexpected truth about his father’s past. [Source: MXDWN]

The Human Voice
Committing to her first starring role in a decade, Sophia Loren will star in her son Edoardo Ponti’s new film “La voce umana” (The Human Voice).

The story is based on a one-person play first performed in 1930 by Jean Cocteau. The film version will be set in Rome, Naples and Ostia, and begins a three week shoot this month. [Source: THR]