Casting: Pattinson, Garcia, Zea, Rudolph

Mission: Blacklist
Robert Pattinson has dropped out of Jesper Ganslandt’s hunt for Saddam Hussein indie thriller “Mission: Blacklist” due to scheduling issues. Production aims to begin this Fall.

Pattinson was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein’s capture. The role will now be recast. [Source: The Wrap]

Max Steel
Andy Garcia has joined the cast of the live-action film adaptation of Mattel’s superhero property “Max Steel” at Dolphin Films. Garcia will play the brilliant and mysterious scientist Dr. Miles Edwards. Filming begins today in Wilmington.

Stewart Hendler directs the origins story which chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the superhero Max Steel. [Source: Heat Vision]

Grey Lady
Natalie Zea (“The Following,” “Justified”) has scored a lead role in the indie feature “Grey Lady”. Zea plays Melissa, a vulnerable aspiring artist whois targeted by killers seeking vengeance on a Boston detective (Eric Dane). [Source: Deadline]

Big Hero 6
SNL comedienne Maya Rudolph has signed on to voice one of the lead roles in Disney’s upcoming animated movie “Big Hero 6”. T.J. Miller and Jamie Chung also star.

The comedic action-adventure follows a brilliant robotics prodigy who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the city of San Fransokyo. Don Hall and Chris Williams are co-directing the film. [Source: Title]