Casting: O’Mara, Blackley, Rush, McTavish

The Good Wife
Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars U.S.,” “Vegas”) has scored a potential high-profile recurring role on the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife”.

O’Mara plays a wild-eyed Irish attorney who has spent a decade defending gang members and crime families. Now looking for a home at a corporate law firm like Lockhart/Gardner, he clashes with the more conservative culture. [Source: TV Fanatic]

If I Stay
Jamie Blackley (“Snow White And The Huntsman”) has scored the male lead role opposite Chloe Moretz in R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s young adult novel “If I Stay” at MGM.

The story follows a comatose teenager who has an out-of-body experience in the hospital and is faced with choosing between living a difficult life or giving up altogether. [Source: Deadline]

The Giver
Odeya Rush (“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”) has joined the cast of the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel “The Giver” at The Weinstein Company.

Brenton Thwaites plays a young man chosen to receive memories of life before emotion was wiped from society. Rush will play Fiona, his best friend and love interest. [Source: Deadline]

Graham McTavish (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”) and Gary Lewis (“Billy Elliot”) are to play the uncles of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) in Ronald Moore’s upcoming drama series “Outlander” at Starz.

The story follows a married WW2 nurse who mysteriously falls back in time to Scotland in 1743. The series based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series of books. [Source: The Live Feed]