Casting: Pascal, Efron, Alda, Sisto, Byrne

“Game of Thrones” scene stealer Pedro Pascal and rising young thesp Boyd Holbrook (“Hatfields and McCoys”) have joined the cast of Netflix’s ten-episode TV series “Narcos” which deals with Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura).

Pascal plays Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura). Holbrook will play native West Virginian and U.S. DEA agent Steve Murphy who joins Pena on the mission. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled DJ Project
Zac Efron is in negotiations to star in Max Joseph’s coming-of-age electronic dance music-themed Untitled DJ Project for Working Title.

Written by Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer, the story follows a young DJ as he works on what he hopes will be his first hit track. Filming begins this July in Los Angeles. [Source: The Wrap]

The Longest Ride
Alan Alda is set to join George Tillman Jr’s film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestselling novel “The Longest Ride” for Fox 2000. Scott Eastwood and Oona Chaplin also star.

The story opens with an elderly couple (Alda the older man) caught in a car crash and drifting in and out of consciousness awaiting rescue. There’s another romance tale between a young art history major and a handsome bull rider (Jack Huston) with both stories coming together. [Source: Deadline]

The Returned
Jeremy Sisto is set to join Carlton Cuse’s ten-episode A&E drama series remake of the acclaimed French series “The Returned” alongside Mark Pellegrino and Kevin Alejandro.

The story focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear. Sisto plays a psychologist who runs a grief support group for people in the town. [Source: Deadline]

The Something
Rose Byrne (“Neighbors,” “Bridesmaids”) is being courted to star in the sci-fi comedy “The Something” which deals with astronauts who get lost in space.

Former “Late Show With David Letterman” head writer Rodney Rothman is directing the film in which Byrne will play a love interest who has “an approachable beauty, though she hates being approached.” [Source: THR]