Casting News: O’Dowd, Hawkins, Watson

Cuban Fury
Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) and Nick Frost (“Hot Fuzz”) are set to star in the salsa dance comedy “Cuban Fury” at Big Talk Productions.

Frost will play a former teen dance prodigy who attempts a comeback years after a rival (O’Dowd) ruined his career. Jon Brown (“Misfits”) penned the script. [Source: The Sun]

Woody Allen’s Next
Sally Hawkins is in talks to play one of the two female leads in Woody Allen’s next dramedy which shoots in San Francisco and New York this summer.

The story follows a sophisticated woman who has her life together. Hawkins will play a neurotic who’s more fun and rough around the edges. Letty Aronson is producing. [Source: Variety]

33 Liberty Lane
Emily Watson, Sandra Oh, Nia Vardalos and Melora Hardin have all joined Peter Hewitt’s rom-com “33 Liberty Lane” which begins shooting this Summer in Manitoba for a possible Sundance 2013 premiere.

The story follows four down-on-their-luck women turning to telephone sex as a way to make a quick buck. The trouble is all have little sexual expertise – one’s a virgin, one a serial marrier, one a stalled corporate executive, and one a recently dumped mother. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]