Casting: Pike, Hinds, Clarke, Oyelowo, Rose

The War Journalist
Rosamund Pike has been set to portray Marie Colvin in the untitled film about the American reporter who worked in conflict zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Production begins in October in the U.K. and Middle East. Arash Amel wrote the script while Matthew Heineman is directing. Colvin died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering the civil war in Syria. [Source: Deadline]

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Aisha Hinds (“Underground”) has signed on to co-star in Michael Dougherty’s new sequel “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” at Legendary & Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actress joins Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in the film which Dougherty co-wrote with Zach Shields and which will be released in cinemas early 2019. [Source: Deadline]

Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) is in negotiations to join Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in Steven Knight’s noir tale “Serenity” for IM Global. Greg Shapiro and Guy Heeley will produce.

The story follows a fishing boat captain living on a small island in the Caribbean whose past is about to resurface, ensnaring him in a new reality that might not be all it seems. Clarke will play Hathaway’s rich, powerful husband. [Source: Variety]

Only You
Blumhouse Productions is prepping “Mean Creek” director Jacob Estes’ original time-travel thriller “Only You”. David Oyelowo will star in the film, but story details are being kept under wraps. [Source: The Playlist]

Assassination Nation
Anika Noni Rose has been cast in Sam Levinson’s thriller “Assassination Nation” as the mother of Abra and Suki Waterhouse’s characters. She’s an attractive woman with an unfortunate reputation in the conservative town of Salem.

The story follows four teenage girls in a small suburb who become the focus of unwanted, worldwide media attention after their personal information is leaked by an anonymous hacker. Odessa Young and Hari Nef also star. [Source: Variety]