Casting News: Mendelsohn, Slater, Laser

Ben Mendelsohn (“Animal Kingdom,” “Killing Them Softly”) is in talks to play a supporting role in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s indie drama “Mississippi Grind” at Electric City Entertainment.

The story follows a gambler in debt who sets off on a road trip through the Southern U.S. with a young gambling addict in an attempt to change his luck. Jake Gyllenhaal also stars. [Source: Variety]

Undiscovered Gyrl
Christian Slater, Justin Long, Martin Sheen, Robert Patrick and Kimberly Williams-Paisley have joined the cast of Allison Burnett’s indie drama “Undiscovered Gyrl.” The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

The story centers on a teen (Britt Robertson) who decides to defer college for a year in order to find herself. Driven by a longing to fill a void left by her alcoholic father (Patrick), she enters into relationships with a young film professor (Long), the father of a baby for whom she nannies (Slater), and a rare book dealer with a dark past (Sheen). [Source: THR]

The Human Centipede III
Dieter Laser is returning for the third and final film in “The Human Centipede” series which begins production in May.

Laser, who played mad scientist Dr. Josef Heiter in the original film, will play a brand new character. [Source: EW]