Casting News: Favreau, Castillo, Dreyfus

Identity Thief
Jon Favreau has joined the cast of Seth Gordon’s comedy “Identity Thief” at Universal Pictures.

Jason Bateman plays a man whose life is upended when his identity is stolen by a woman (McCarthy). Favreau will play Bateman’s boss. [Source: Variety]

No Good Deed
Mexican actress and telenovela queen Kate del Castillo (“La Reina del Sur”) has joined the cast of Sam Hiller’s thriller “No Good Deed” at Screen Gems.

The story revolves around a former DA-turned-stay-at-home mom (Taraji P. Henson) and her two small children who are kidnapped from their home by a mysterious stranger (Idris Elba). Del Castillo will play the stranger’s cheating ex-fiancee. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Untitled Holofcener Project
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini are in negotiations to join “Please Give” director Nicole Holofcener untitled next feature at Fox Searchlight.

Louis-Dreyfus plays a masseuse who falls in love with the husband (Gandolfini) of a new friend. Anthony Bregman is producing. [Source: Deadline]