Casting: Parker, Kier, Fichtner, Bonifacio

Old Boy
Nate Parker (“Arbitrage,” “Red Hook Summer”) is in talks to join Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller “Oldboy.” Parker is in talks to play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen’s character.

Josh Brolin stars as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for more than a decade for unknown reasons. Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson also star. [Source: Variety]

Udo Kier recently confirmed that he’ll be re-teaming with Lars von Trier for the director’s next project, “Nymphomaniac”.

Kier’s role is unknown at this point. Kier worked with von Trier on last year’s “Melancholia”. [Source: Dread Central]

Crossing Lines
William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine and Genevieve O’reilly are amongst the names to sign on for Ed Bernero’s new action/crime drama series “Crossing Lines”. Shooting kicks off at the end of the month in France and the Czech Republic.

The story follows the workings of a special crime unit set up by the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized crimes that cross European borders and to hunt down criminals to bring them to justice. [Source: Deadline]

Matthew Bonifacio (“Lbs.”) will direct, produce and star in indie drama “The Quitter” which begins shooting this month in Brooklyn.

Bonifacio plays a failed baseball player trying to become a father to the seven-year-old girl he abandoned while she was in utero. Deirdre O’Connell, Dan Grimaldi, Jack O’Connell and Natasha Lyonne also star. [Source: Variety]