Casting News: Greer, Hamrick, del Toro

Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of Kim Peirce’s upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s “Carrie”.

Doubleday will play central antagonist Chris Hargensen, Greer will play gym teacher Miss Desjardin. [Source: Deadline]

Devil’s Knot
Newcomer James Hamrick is set to play Damien Echols, the most verbose and considerate of the West Memphis Three, in Atom Egoyan’s “The Devil’s Knot.”

Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan, Mirielle Enos and Alessandro Nivola also star. [Source: Variety]

AKA Jimmy Picard
Benicio Del Toro will join Mathieu Amalric and Gina McKee in Arnaud Desplechin’s “AKA Jimmy Picard”, an adaptation of George Devereux’s non-fiction text “Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian”.

Set just after the Second World War, the story follows a Native American soldier using the alias Jimmy Picard (Del Toro) who is troubled by psychosomatic illness. Amalric’s character forms a bond of friendship with him amidst their professional, medical relationship. [Source: Deadline]