Casting: Pine, Copley, Carrey, O’Dowd, Bening

Wind River
Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in “Sicario” screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut “Wind River” at Insiders, Thunder Road and Film 44.

Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]

Free Fire
“District 9” actor Sharlto Copley has signed on to star in “Kill List” director Ben Wheatley’s next film, the action thriller “Free Fire” which Martin Scorsese will executive produce.

Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]

True Crimes
Jim Carrey is in talks to star in Alexandros Avranas’ indie drama “True Crimes” based on a New Yorker article. Jeremy Brock penned the script.

The story follows a murder investigation that turns to clues found in a book about an eerily similar crime. Brett Ratner, David Gerson and John Cheng are producing. [Source: Variety]

Can You Ever Forgive Me
Chris O’Dowd is in negotiations to co-star with Julianne Moore in Nicole Holofcener’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me” at Fox Searchlight. Holofcener is adapting the script from a 2008 memoir by Lee Israel, while Anne Carey will produce.

Israel was a respected biographer who fell on hard times and turned to counterfeiting the letters of deceased writers and celebrities in order to pay rent. When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, she turned to stealing the actual letters from library archives. [Source: Variety]

20th Century Women
Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” at Annapurna Pictures. Megan Ellison is producing and filming is set to begin later this year in Southern California.

Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, Bening will play a mother trying her best to raise her teenage son. She uses the wisdom of two other women in her life – an asophisticated photographer submersed in punk culture, and a sixteen-year old secretively provocative friend of the son – they all try to set her son on the right path. [Source: Deadline]