Casting News: Evil, Flamingo, Wings

Evil Dead
Lou Taylor Pucci (“Thumbsucker”) has joined the cast of the Fede Alvarez-directed “The Evil Dead” remake.

Pucci will play an academic whose intellectual curiosity gets them into trouble. Shooting kicks off next month in New Zealand. [Source: The Playlist]

Flamingo Thief
Will Ferrell is attached to star in “Flamingo Thief” for Red Hour Films. No director is attached at present.

Michael LeSieur (“You, Me and Dupree”) adapted the script from the novel by Susan Trott. Ferrell plays Tim Forrester, a lawyer who becomes obsessed with stealing figurines of flamingos after his wife leaves him. [Source: Variety]

Black Wings Has My Angel
Anna Paquin, Tom Hiddleston and Elijah Wood are all set to star in an adaptation of Elliott Chaze’s novel “Black Wings Has My Angel” for Cargo Entertainment.

The story is about an escaped convict and high-class call girl whose lives are changed by an armored car heist. Alfonso Pineda Ulloa will direct from a script by Barry Gifford (“Wild At Heart”) with filming kicking off in September. [Source: Screen Daily]