Casting: Ronan, Booth, Bateman, McHale

How to Catch a Monster
Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast of Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How To Catch A Monster” alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Ben Mendelsohn. Filming begins in May in Detroit.

Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city a single mother of two is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. [Source: THR]

Jupiter Ascending
Douglas Booth (“Noah”) has signed on to the Wachowski’s sci-fi action epic “Jupiter Ascending” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean also star in the film set in a time where humans are at the bottom of the evolutionary ladder. [Source: Variety]

Where I Leave You
Jason Bateman is back onboard the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s “Where I Leave You” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Shawn Levy is set to helm with Adam Shankman producing.

Bateman plays a man whose father dies and tasks his dysfunctional family with one last request: to spend seven days following the funeral together under the same roof. [Source: THR]

Christmas Miracle
Joel McHale, Lauren Graham and Robin Williams are set to star in the holiday comedy “A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle” at Sycamore Pictures. Shooting begins in Atlanta next month.

McHale and Graham play a couple who must spend Christmas with his father Mitch (Williams) and the rest of his family. Boyd soon realizes he left all his son’s gifts at home, and hits the road with his father and brother to try and salvage Christmas. [Source: Yahoo]