Casting: Poulter, Buckley, Bloor, Robson

War Machine
Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers,” “The Maze Runner”) has joined the cast of David Michod’s Netflix black comedy feature “War Machine” alongside Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall.

Pitt plays a four-star general whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan. Filming begins this Fall and Netflix will open the film in select cinemas next year along with streaming it on its online service. [Source: Variety]

The Comedian’s Guide To Survival
James Buckley (“The Inbetweeners”) has scored a role in Mark Murphy’s “The Comedian’s Guide To Survival” alongside Paul Kaye, MyAnna Buring and Neil Stuke.

Buckley plays failed comic James Mullinger, who travels the world interviewing more successful funny types to find the secret to comedy. Various famed comedians like Jimmy Carr, Omid Dalilli and Gilbert Gottfried will appear. [Source: Screen]

“Leatherface” reboot star James Bloor has joined the cast of the post-apocalyptic indie “North” at Millennium Entertainment. The project is currently shooting in Detroit and former Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla is scoring.

Jacob Lofland, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Sophie Kennedy Clark star in the story of teenagers who strike out on a dangerous journey into the unknown in the wake of cataclysmic events to find family and hope for the future. [Source: Heat Vision]

Animal Kingdom
“Vikings” actor Ben Robson has scored a lead role in TNT’s drama pilot “Animal Kingdom,” a series remake of the Aussie crime drama of the same name.

Robson will play Craig, the tough, fearless middle son of the Cody crime family. A veteran criminal, extreme-sports maniac and the most daring of the Codys. Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Finn Cole and Shawn Hatosy also star. [Source: Deadline]