Casting: Phoenix, Jones, Ifans, D’Elia

Woody Allen’s Next
Joaquin Phoenix has joined the cast of Woody Allen’s untitled next film.

No plot details were immediately available, and it remains unclear if the film is a comedy, a drama or a mixture of both. [Source: The Wrap]

Felicity Jones has joined the action thriller “Autobahn” at Silver Pictures. Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley also star in Eran Creevy’s film which begins production on Monday.

Jones and Hoult will portray a young American couple (Hoult and Jones) plunged into a game of cat and mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals (Hopkins and Kingsley). [Source: Variety]

Rhys Ifans will star as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas alongside John Malkovich and Diego Luna in Steven Bernstein’s indie drama “Dominion”. Zosia Mamet, Tony Hale and Phil Ettinger also star and filming is slated to begin late May.

The story will focus on the events surrounding the last days before his untimely death at the age of 39 in 1953 in New York, which included multiple visits to the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village. [Source: Variety]

Actress Sofia Black-D’Elia has landed the lead role in the Barbara Marshall-penned thriller “Viral” at Blumhouse Pictures. Analeigh Tipton also stars.

Black-D’Elia plays teenager Emma, who is put to the test along with her family to survive a city-wide quarantine after a deadly outbreak, with the increasingly violent infected trapped inside. [Source: Deadline]