Casting News: Pena, Shepard, Elliott

Michael Pena is in talks to join the cast of David Ayer’s World War II thriller “Fury”. Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman also star in the film which begins shooting in September.

The story follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses. [Source: Variety]

This Is Where I Leave You
Dax Shepard has joined Shawn Levy’s ensemble comedy adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel “This Is Where I Leave You”. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Timothy Olyphant, Rose Byrne and Adam Driver also star.

The story follows a dysfunctional family gathered at the funeral of its patriarch. Shepard will play a popular Howard Stern-like radio shock jock. Filming is currently underway in New York. [Source: Deadline]

Draft Day
Sam Elliott has joined the cast of Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day”. Elliott plays a college coach whose quarterback is a top NFL draft pick.

Kevin Costner plays the Cleveland Browns’ GM who desperately attempts to secure a No. 1 pick for his team. Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Tom Welling, Chadwick Boseman, Denis Leary and Timothy Simons also star. [Source: Deadline]