Casting: Peltz, Perlman, Heigl, Gosling

Transformers 4
Nicola Peltz has been confirmed to join the cast of Michael Bay’s “Transformers 4” alongside Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor.

Peltz (“Bates Motel,” “The Last Airbender”) will play the female lead. Transformers 4 is scheduled to hit screens on June 27th 2014. [Source: Twitter]

The Virginian
Ron Perlman (“Hellboy,” “Sons Of Anarchy”) and country singer Trace Adkins have joined the cast of the latest adaptation of Owen Wister’s Western novel “The Virginian”. Shooting kicks off this week in Vancouver.

Perlman plays a cattle baron and Adkins his enforcer. When the latter looks into a cattle-rustling problem that has hit the local community, he uncovers far more than he expects. Thomas Makowski helms from a script by Bob Thiekle. [Source: Variety]

North of Hell
Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson have joined “Skateland” director Anthony Burns’ black comedy “North of Hell” at Darko Entertainment.

Based on a short story by Carlo Allen, Wilson stars as a businessman with a domineering wife (Heigl) who tries to control him. [Source: Deadline]

Oscar Pistorius Biopic
Ryan Gosling and Charlize Theron have both been rumored for the lead roles in a forthcoming biopic about South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius and his late model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The film will deal with the tragic story of the fateful Valentine’s Day morning this year when he shot and killed his girlfriend. Pistorious denies murder and claims he mistook her for an intruder. [Source: The Khaleej Times]