Casting: Owen, Osment, Vikander, De Niro

Clive Owen and Katherine Heigl will star in James McTeigue’s “Survivor” at Millennium Films. Irwin Winkler will produce, and shooting begins in July.

The story centres on a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London whose entire team is killed in a bomb blast. After she is targeted by unknown killers, she goes on the run to clear her name. [Source: Screen Daily]

The Spoils of Babylon
Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) will co-star opposite Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig in IFC and Funny or Die’s six-episode miniseries “The Spoils Of Babylon”.

Osment will play the devilish son of Cynthia (Kristen Wiig), the daughter of an oil magnate. Osment’s character begins to insert himself in the family business. [Source: Deadline]

Ex Machina
“Anna Karenina” star Alicia Vikander is in negotiations for the female lead in Alex Garland’s robot thriller “Ex Machina” at DNA Films.

Oscar Isaac stars as a billionaire programmer who handpicks a young employee (Domhnall Gleeson) to spend a week at his remote estate and participate in a test involving his latest invention – an artificially intelligent female robot (Vikander). [Source: The Wrap]

Candy Store
Robert De Niro is set to star in Stephen Gaghan’s “Candy Store” at Good Universe and Lionsgate. Jason Clarke and Omar Sy also star.

The story follows a former covert ops agent who discovers the organization he has been fighting over his career has set up shop in his backyard. He teams with a former cop (De Niro) to stop the threat that could endanger the city of New York. [Source: Variety]