Casting News: McCormack, Thompson, Sudeikis

The Architect
Eric McCormack (“Perception,” “Will and Grace”) is set to star in Jonathan Parker’s indie drama “The Architect” for Parker Film Company. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich will produce.

He and Parker Posey play a couple who enlists a visionary modern architect (James Frain) to build their new home. As the wife is swept away by the artist’s sweeping creative vision, the couple don’t notice he’s building his dream house, not theirs. [Source: Deadline]

Left Behind
Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future”) will join Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Jordin Sparks on Vic Armstrong’s currently in production reboot of the “Left Behind” franchise.

The story chronicles the events following the biblical rapture. Those left behind have to learn to survive in a world that is quickly plunging into chaos. Thompson will play the wife of Cage’s character. [Source: THR]

Left Behind
Jaimie Alexander (“Thor”) has joined the cast of the black comedy murder mystery “London Fields” which also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James.

Alexander will play a character named ‘Hope’. Filming begins this month in London. [Source: Deadline]

Sleeping with Other People
Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst have joined Leslye Headland’s comedy “Sleeping with Other People” at Gary Sanchez Productions.

Sudeikis portrays a good-natured womanizer who befriends a remorseful serial cheater (Dunst). Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum are producing. [Source: Variety]