Casting News: Rodriguez, Breslin, Byrne

Identity Theft
Genesis Rodriguez (“Man On A Ledge”) has joined Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in the Universal comedy “Identity Theft”.

Rodriguez will play an associate to a local crime boss that comes looking for McCarthy’s character after she scams them out of money. [Source: Deadline]

Final Girl
Abigail Breslin will play the lead in Tyler Shields’ thriller “Final Girl” from Nasser Entertainment, Prospect Park and Studio City Pictures.

The story follows a pack of feral teenage boys who choose the wrong girl to be the victim of their final “initiation.” [Source: Deadline]

Gabriel Byrne has been cast as Earl Haraldson in History Channel’s first scripted series “Vikings”. Michael Hirst (“The Tudors”) and Morgan O’sullivan (“Camelot”) are behind the series which runs for ten episodes.

The series will air next year and Byrne plays a powerful figure in the historical telling of the Norsemen who raided and explored during Medieval times, taking on the story’s protagonist Ragnar Lothrok. [Source: The Live Feed]