Casting: Panjabi, Firth, Bell, Sidibe

I Origins
Archie Panjabi, Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Steven Yeun have all joined “Another Earth” director Mike Cahill’s “I Origins”.

Pitt plays a molecular biologist who, together with his brilliant lab partner (Marling) uncovers startling evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. [Source: Deadline]

Woody Allen’s Next
Colin Firth will play the male lead in Woody Allen’s untitled next film to shoot in the South of France.

Emma Stone has already been cast as the female lead. Firth will squeeze the film around his commitments to Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service”. [Source: Deadline]

Million Dollar Arm
Lake Bell (“Boston Legal,” “No Strings Attached”) has signed on to star alongside Jon Hamm and Aasif Mandvi in the Disney baseball drama “Million Dollar Arm”.

Hamm plays a sports agent who uses a TV show competition – a la American Idol – to find players for Major League Baseball amongst cricket players in India. Shooting kicks off next month in Mumbai. [Source: The Playlist]

American Horror Story: Coven
“Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe has been added to the cast of FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story: Coven”.

The show’s third season includes Kathy Bates and returning cast members like Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe. [Source: The Live Feed]