Casting: Nyqvist, Watson, Peters, Hupert

The Seagull
Michael Nyqvist is joining Christian Camargo’s directorial debut – a modern retelling of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”. Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Cherry Jones, Jean Reno and Mark Rylance also star.

The action is moved to rural New England where reckless desire wreaks havoc for a family over Memorial Day weekend. Nyqvist plays the jovial estate caretaker and shooting begins next month in Connecticut. [Source:Variety]

End of the World
Emma Watson is in negotiations and Jason Segel and David Krumholtz are set to appear as themselves in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “End of the World” at Sony Pictures

Inspired by the short “Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse”, numerous comedians and actors will play themselves in the project which has them all stuck in James Franco’s Los Angeles apartment facing an apocalypse. [Source: Heat Vision]

Dorothy of Oz
Bernadette Peters is set to voice Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the 3D animated feature “Dorothy of Oz” at Summertime Entertainment.

Peters will also sing a duet on the film’s soundtrack with “Glee’s” Lea Michele who is voicing Dorothy. Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt and Patrick Stewart also star. [Source: Variety]

Dead Man Down
Isabelle Huppert has joined Niels Arden Oplev’s underworld thriller “Dead Man Down” which began filming last week in Philadelphia.

Colin Farrell plays a man who infiltrates a crime syndicate responsible for the death of his family. Noomi Rapace plays a mysterious, scarred beauty with intimate knowledge of his past. [Source: Deadline]