Casting: Pace, LaBeouf, Stone, Roberts

Guardians of the Galaxy
Lee Pace (“The Hobbit,” “Lincoln”) is in final negotiations to play the villain in Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The identity of Pace’s villainous character is being kept under wraps.

Pace was previously considered to play hero Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, a role that ultimately went to Chris Pratt. Shooting kicks off in June ahead of an August 2014 release. [Source: The Wrap]

Shia LaBeouf is in talks to join Brad Pitt in David Ayer’s WW2 tank movie “Fury” at Sony Pictures. Shooting begins in September.

Set in the waning days of the war, the story revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank named Fury that runs across a desperate German division. [Source: Heat Vision]

Woody Allen’s Next
Emma Stone is in talks to play the leading lady in Woody Allen’s next project which will shoot in southern France.

No storyline, other cast members or even a title have been revealed. [Source: Deadline]

Craig Roberts (“Submarine,” “Being Human”) has joined the cast of Nicholas Stoller’s currently filming “Townies”.

Seth Rogen plays a suburban family man living next to a rowdy fraternity with Zac Efron as the frat’s leader. Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse also star. [Source: The Playlist]