Casting News: Winstone, Riley, Deyn

The Gunman
Ray Winstone has joined the cast of Pierre Morel’s “The Gunman” for Silver Pictures and Studio Canal. Winstone plays the mentor of a hitman (Sean Penn) who is betrayed and then hunted by the organization he worked for.

Javier Bardem and Idris Elba star as the villains of this lethal game of cat and mouse. Jasmine Trinca stars as the female lead. [Source: Deadline]

Suite Francaise
Sam Riley (“Control,” “On the Road”) has joined the cast of Saul Dibb’s WW2 drama “Suite Francaise” based on Irene Nemirovsky’s novel. Riley will play the role of a French soldier named Benoit.

The story follows a young woman (Michelle Williams) in Nazi-occupied France who ends up falling in love with a German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts). Dibb and Matt Charman adapted the story, and shooting begins in Belgium and Paris later this summer. [Source: Deadline]

Agyness Deyn (“Pusher”) is set to lead “Electricity,” the currently shooting film adaptation of Ray Robinson’s novel of the same name. Bryn Higgins directs.

Deyn plays brash young woman who leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, all the while experiencing epilepsy-induced hallucinations. [Source: THR]