Casting News: Williams, Maguire, Tudyk

Tennis star Serena Williams will executive produce and voice a role in Exodus Film Group’s tennis-themed animated project “WimbleToad”.

The story follows orphaned toad named Henry Stokes who, with his best friend and fellow orphan Lily (Serena), must play for his freedom from a nefarious businessman who is scheming to take over the WimbleToad tournament and destroy their orphanage in the process. [Source: Heat Vision]

Labor Day
Tobey Maguire has joined the cast of the Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day” which begins shooting this month in Massachusetts.

The story centers on a thirteen year old boy, Henry, from New Hampshire who learns valuable life lessons over a five-day Labor Day weekend. Maguire will play the adult version of the boy. [Source: Deadline]

Icon has come aboard to co-finance the teen comedy “Premature” with Filmnation. Shooting has just got underway in Atlanta.

Alan Tudyk, Craig Roberts, Adam Riegler and Carlson Young have joined previously announced Katie Findlay and John Karna. [Source: Screen Daily]