Casting News: Lutz, Mackie, Manette

All You Need Is Love
Kellan Lutz and Camilla Belle are first to hop onboard David Tillman and WingSpan Pictures’ indie drama “Love Is All You Need?” which is set in a world where homosexuality is the norm.

Belle will play a star quarterback adored by a large fan base while Lutz is an aspiring journalist. When the romance becomes public, the two find themselves being bullied. [Source: THR]

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete
Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Anthony Mackie will all star in George Tillman Jr.’s “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete” at State Street Pictures. Shooting kick off today in Brooklyn.

The story follows two inner-city youths left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. [Source: Deadline]

The Butler
Alex Manette has joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” based on the life of a White House servant who worked for eight First Families.

Manette will play H.R. Haldeman, a top White House aide to President Richard Nixon (John Cusack). Shooting kicks off later this month in New Orleans. [Source: ]