Casting News: Vigilandia, Abus, Marks

Ethan Hawke has joined the futuristic thriller “Vigilandia” at Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes Productions and Why Not Productions.

James DeMonaco (“The Negotiator”) penned and directs the story with details being kept under wraps. Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce and shooting kicks off February 13th. [Source: Reuters]

Abus de faiblesse
French acting legend Isabelle Huppert has joined the cast of Catherine Breillat’s autobiographical feature “Abus de faiblesse” for Arte France Cinema.

The story is based on Breillat’s real-life experiences with celebrity hustler Christophe Rocancourt whom she befriended. He took advantage of her fragile state (she had a stroke in 2004) and embezzled her of €650,000.

Huppert plays self-destructive, hemiplegic film director Maud who enters into a dangerous friendship with flamboyant crook Vilko (Kool Shen). Shooting kicks off later this year. [Source: Screen Daily]

The Black Marks
Chris Diamantopoulos (“The Three Stooges,” “The Kennedys”) has joined the cast of Jonathan Sobol’s comedy “The Black Marks”.

Kurt Russell plays a retired motorcycle daredevil with a penchant for snatching art. Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel als star. [Source: Deadline]