Casting News: Follower, Oldboy, Robinson

The Follower
Katherine Heigl is in talks to topline and produce “The Follower” for Millennium Films.

Tony Giglio’s script is described as a thriller but no plot details are forthcoming. Nancy Heigl will also produce. [Source: Variety]

Colin Firth has turned down the role of the villain in Spike Lee’s upcoming “Oldboy” remake. [Source: Twitchfilm]

The Smothers Brothers
Newcomer Chadwick Boseman (“Justified,” “Fringe”) has signed on for the role of Jackie Robinson in Brian Helgeland’s biopic of African-American baseballer at Legendary Pictures.

Boseman will play opposite Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, a Major League Baseball executive who helped break baseball’s color barrier in the late 40’s. [Source: Reuters]