Casting News: McHattie, Upham, Rockwell

Stephen McHattie (“Watchmen”) has joined the cast of David Hayter’s werewolf thriller “Wolves”. McHattie will portray a key role as a farmer, and shooting begins Thursday near Toronto

Lucas Till plays an 18-year-old who’s forced to hit the road after the death of his parents and finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truth of his ancestry — giving rise to the question of who’s hunting whom. [Source: Variety]

August: Osage County
Misty Upham has joined the cast of the John Wells-directed play adaptation “August: Osage County” at The Weinstein Company.

The story revolves around the Weston family, whose members have to overcome certain differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing. Upham would play a college student who comes to work for Meryl Streep’s character. [Source: Variety]

Why Now
Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei and Brian Geraghty are set to star in indie actors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin’s feature filmmaking debut “Why Now” for Parts & Labor.

Budgeted at just $500,000, plot details on the comedy are being kept under wraps. Shooting kicks off in New York in November. [Source: Screen Daily]