Casting News: Stephens, Henrie, Thierry

Black Sails
Toby Stephens (“Jane Eyre,” “Die Another Day”) has been cast in the lead role of Captain Flint in the upcoming eight-episode pirate drama series “Black Sails” on Starz. Pre-production is currently underway in South Africa.

Michael Bay serves as executive producer on this series set 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and chronicles the adventures of fabled buccaneer Captain Flint and his men. [Source: Deadline]

1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
David Henrie (“The Wizards of Waverly Place”) will play the lead role in “1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story”. Beau Bridges and Jean Louisa Kelly also star.

The true story tale follows a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but, through determination and an indomitable spirit, returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year. [Source: Broadway World]

Zero Theorem
Melanie Thierry (“Babylon A.D.,” “The Princess Of Montpensier”) has joined the cast of Terry Gilliam’s “Zero Theorem” alongside Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton. Shooting kicks off in November.

Thierry says “I have a great part, a girl completely crazy and funny. It will be great fun to play this chick.” Waltz plays a cloistered monk trying to solve a theorem that will find the meaning of human existence. [Source: The Playlist]