Casting: Piven, Liotta, Jerins, Perry

Edge of Tomorrow
Jeremy Piven has joined the cast of Doug Liman’s already wrapped sci-fi thriller “Edge Of Tomorrow” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt head up the project.

Piven has come onboard during additional shooting to film scenes as the character Colonel Walter Marx which will no doubt be a small role. [Source: Deadline]

Kill the Messenger
Ray Liotta has signed on to play a pivotal role in Michael Cuesta’s drama “Kill the Messenger” about investigative journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner).

Webb uncovered a CIA link to coke trafficking in the US as a way to funnel money to the Nicaraguan Contras, and was subsequently discredited by a smear campaign. Liotta will play a retired CIA agent secretly interviewed by the journalist.[Source: Deadline

Dark Places
Sterling Jerins (“World War Z,” “The Conjuring”) has joined the cast of Gilles Brenner’s thriller “Dark Places” at Mandalay. Corey Stoll, Nicholas Hoult and Chloe Moretz also star

Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel, the story centers on a woman (Charlize Theron) who survived the massacre of her family. She’s confronted 25 years later by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Jerins will play the younger version of Theron’s character. [Source: Variety]

It’s Gawd
Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills 90210”) and Rebecca Mader (“Lost”) are set to join Tommy Chong in Gerald Brunskill’s indie comedy “It’s Gawd!”. Filming begins next month in downtown Los Angeles.

The story centers on Earth’s creator Gawd (Chong), who, desperate to save the world, travels to the planet to reconnect with mankind via a nightly variety show. Perry plays an arrogant network exec, Mader stars as Gawd’s producer and Jeffrey’s love interest. [Source: THR]