Casting: Riddick, Evil Dead, Despicable

A start of production announcement has confirmed the rest of the cast for David Twohy’s upcoming third film in the sci-fi series starring Vin Diesel.

Along with the already confirmed Karl Urban, Jordi Molla and Katee Sackhoff there’s Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson. [Source:]

Evil Dead
“Suburgatory” star Jane Levy is in talks to play the lead in Fede Alvarez’s remake of “Evil Dead” for FilmDistrict. Levy replaces Lily Collins who exited the film recently.

If she signs she will play Mia, one of five young people who head to a remote forest cabin where evil awaits. Recovering from a recent overdose, Mia is particularly vulnerable. [Source: Deadline]

Despicable Me 2
Al Pacino will make his animated film debut as the voice of the villain in “Despicable Me 2” for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

Pacino’s exact role is being kept under wraps, but he’s the nemesis of Gru (Steve Carell). [Source: Deadline]