Casting: Rahim, Negga, Holbrook, T.I.

Untitled Asghar Farhadi Project
French actor Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”) will star opposite Marion Cotillard in the new French-language feature by Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”)

His first pic set outside his native Iran, details of the storyline are under wraps. Shooting kicks off in Paris in the Fall. [Source: Variety]

Twelve Years a Slave
Ruth Negga (“Misfits”) and Scoot McNairy (“Monsters”) are set to star in Steve McQueen’s upcoming feature “Twelve Years A Slave” which also stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Paul Dano.

Negga will play a runaway slave while McNairy plays a circus employee. Shooting kicks off in June. [Source: The Associated Press]

Very Good Girls
Boyd Holbrook (“Higher Ground,” “The Big C”) have joined the cast of Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls” for Herrick Entertainment and Groundswell Productions

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play lifelong best friends both determined to lose their virginity, Holbrook will play the young artist both the girls fall in love with. Peter Sarsgaard and Demi Moore also star while shooting starts next month in New York City. [Source: Deadline]

Identity Theft
T.I. (“Takers,” “Boss”) is set to play a bounty hunter in the comedy “Identity Theft” at Universal Pictures.

Jason Bateman plays a man in pursuit of the woman (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity. [Source: Perez Hilton]