Casting: Nichols, Pacino, Carano, Rampling

Rachel Nichols (“Continuum,” “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”) is attached to topline Miguel Angel Vivas’ psychological thriller “Inside” for Nostromo Pictures.

Nichols plays a pregnant woman, left partially deaf from an car accident which killed her husband, who now lives in an isolated new home. As darkness descends on her deserted suburban street, she receives a visitor: A woman who will stop at nothing to snatch her soon-to-be-born baby. [Source: Variety]

Where the White Man Runs Away
Al Pacino, Barkhad Abdi and Melanie Griffith are set to join Evan Peters in “The Bronze” director Brian Buckley’s “Where the White Man Runs Away”. Filming begins this month in New York and will move to Cape Town next month.

Pacino will play a fictitious Vietnam War correspondent whose passion for telling the uncensored truth far exceeds the battlefield. Abdi will portray the translator who helps Peters’ rookie journalist navigate Somalia. Griffith will play Peters’ eccentric, loving mother. [Source: THR]

Scorched Earth
Gina Carano and John Hannah have signed on for the indie apocalyptic action thriller “Scorched Earth” at Brightlight Pictures and Lighthouse Pictures. Peter Howitt helms the project which is currently shooting in Vancouver.

Set on an Earth that has re-established society generations after an environmental collapse killed billions, Carano plays a bounty hunter who learns that there might be more to life than just survival. Hannah plays her mentor and closest confidante. [Source: Heat Vision]

Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) is to star in a Jim O’Hanlon-directed film adaptation of Jane Austen’s never-before dramatised final and unfinished novel “Sanditon” at Goldcrest Films and Fluidity Films. Filming aims to begin this Sumer in the UK.

Simon Reade penned the script in which Rampling will play the imperious nouveau-riche Lady Denham. The story follows the young Charlotte Heywood who is invited to spend the summer at the sea bathing resort with members of polite society and encouters some familiar Austen characters like Sir Edward and Sidney Parker. [Source: Screen]