Casting News: Efron, Phillippe, Peterson

Are We Officially Dating
Zac Efron is attached to star in Tom Gormican’s indie comedy “Are We Officially Dating?”. Scott Aversano and Kevin Turin are producing.

The story follows three friends in Manhattan who make a pact to remain single just as they each start to fall in love.

[Source: Variety]

Ryan Phillippe will both make his directorial debut and star in the thriller “Chained” at Twisted Pictures and Cassian Elwes.

Phillippe will play troubled young actor on location in a small town who must plot his escape after he is abducted by thugs and driven to a shack in the middle of a swamp. [Source: Screen Daily]

Cas and Dylan
Eric Peterson and Aaron Poole (“Copper”) have joined the cast of Jason Priestley’s narrative directorial debut “Cas & Dylan” which is currently shooting in Ontario.

Jessie Gabe’s script follows an ailing doctor in his sixties, played by Dreyfuss, going on the lam with a young woman (Maslany). Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany also star. [Source: THR]