Casting News: Renier, Riley-Smith, Madsen

The Brotherhood of Tears
Jeremie Renier (“Atonement,” “In Bruges”) has joined Jean-Baptiste Andrea’s concept-driven thriller “The Brotherhood of Tears.”

Renier stars as an unemployed cop and single father caught up in a bad situation. When Gabriel accepts the offer to deliver a suitcase, he crosses paths with various strange people. [Source: Variety]

Tammy Riley-Smith will make her feature directorial debut on the British indie dark comedy/romance “Delicious”. Michael Price will produce and shooting kicks off in December in London.

Louise Brealey (“Sherlock”) and Nico Rogner (“Looking for Simon”) star in the story of a passionate chef who resorts to extreme measures to get an obsessive dieter to eat good food. [Source: THR]

The Lost Tree
Michael Madsen, Lacey Chabert, Scott Grimes and Clare Kramer will star alongside Thomas Ian Nicholas in Brian A. Metcalf’s horror/drama “The Lost Tree.” Shooting kicks off next month in Los Angeles.

Nichols plays a man guilt-ridden for the death of his wife (Kramer) who takes respite at an isolated cabin. He soon learns of the dangerous surroundings of the area. Madsen is set to play the role of the father and Chabert will play his best friend and coworker. [Source: Variety]