Casting: Paul, Rooker, Wareing, Minette, Benoist

Central Intelligence
Aaron Paul is in negotiations to join Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s action comedy “Central Intelligence” at New Line. Filming is underway in Boston.

Hart plays a boring accountant who was previously the cool guy in high school. He reconnects with an acquaintance (Johnson), a formerly bullied nerd who turns out to be a rogue spy. Paul will play Johnson’s CIA partner who seemingly sacrifices himself for Johnson. [Source: THR]

The Belko Experiment
Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of the horror film “The Belko Experiment”. Rooker will play Bud Melks, the head of maintenance in the Belko building.

Greg McLean helms and James Gunn produces the film which deals with an American company after it’s mysteriously sealed off in South America. It’s currently targeting a May 5th 2017 release. [Source: Variety]

Independence Day 2
Garrett Wareing (“Boychoir”) has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s “Independence Day” sequel at 20th Century Fox. Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star.

Wareing will play a boy who seeks refuge with the First Family when the aliens attack. Filming is now underway ahead of a June 2016 release. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Horror Project (formerly A Man in the Dark)
Dylan Minnette (“Prisoners”) has been cast alongside Daniel Zovatto in Fede Alvarez’s untitled horror thriller previously called “A Man in the Dark”. Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script and filming begins this Summer in Budapest and Detroit.

The story follows three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies as they set out for their final heist. But when they break into the home of a reclusive blind man, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath. [Source: Heat Vision]

Lowriders
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist has closed a deal to star in Ricardo de Montreuil’s “Lowriders” at Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping penned the most recent script.

The story is set in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. The story follows a teen caught between his traditional father and estranged gang banger brother. Benoist plays the role of Lorelai, a role Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz had previously been in talks for. [Source: Deadline]