Casting: O’Connell, Bonneville, Hemsworth, Russell

Party of the Century
Jack O’Connell, Chloe Moretz, and Josh Gad are set to star in Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer’s romantic drama “Party of the Century” which will deal with Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel.

O’Connell plays a working-class elevator operator and Moretz a Hollywood ingenue, both of whom score coveted invites. Gad will portray Capote. Shooting starts later this year in New York City. [Source: Variety]

Isn’t It Romantic
“Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville will play beloved children’s author Roald Dahl in an untitled biopic about Dahl and his wife at Goldcrest Films.

A bittersweet, comedic story focusing on Dahl’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal, the story moves between New York, England and Los Angeles in the early 1960s, a time when Dahl struggled to write some of his most famous works and Neal returned to acting and won the best actress Oscar. [Source: Variety]

Isn’t It Romantic
Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine are set to star opposite Rebel Wilson in Todd Strauss-Schulson’s comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” for New Line.

Wilson plays a cynical woman whose life has become a romantic comedy. Devine plays a character stuck in the friend zone, Hemsworth plays the object of Wilson’s affections. [Source: THR]

Brampton’s Own
Alex Russell, Rose McIver, Scott Porter, Spencer Grammer, John Getz, and Jean Smart are set to star in Michael Doneger’s “Brampton’s Own” which is now shooting in Los Angeles.

Russell stars as a recently retired minor-league baseball player who returns to his small hometown in hopes of repairing the strained relationships between him, his family and old friends including a former girlfriend (McIver) now engaged to the town’s popular dentist (Porter). [Source: Deadline]