Casting: Sagal, Steenburgen, Jones, Bartha

Pitch Perfect 2
Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”) has joined the cast of Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 2” which Elizabeth Banks is directing.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are set to return alongside Hailee Steinfeld. Sagal will play the mother of Steinfeld’s character. [Source: Variety]

A Walk in the Woods
Mary Steenburgen has joined the cast of Ken Kwapis’ film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk In The Woods”. Steenburgen will play an alluring motel proprietress who tempts the leading character when he stops at her establishment for the night.

The story tracks an aging travel writer (Robert Redford) who decides to hike the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long-estranged high school buddy (Nick Nolte) he’s been avoiding for years. [Source: Deadline]

The Tale of Tales
Toby Jones and John C.Reilly will join Vincent Cassel, Salma Hayek and Alba Rohrwacher on Matteo Garrone’s English-language debut “The Tale of Tales”. Filming gets underway in Italy today.

The baroque-era story follows three different kingdoms and their respective sovereigns. Garrone, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas and Rai Cinema will produce. [Source: Screen]

Justin Bartha, Olivia Thirlby and Constance Zimmer have joined the cast of Amy Redford’s “Phoenix” at Micro Films Group. Shooting begins in September.

Playwright Scott Organ wrote the screenplay about a one-night stand between love-averse strangers that sends them on a 4,000-mile trip from Brooklyn to the Grand Canyon and back. [Source: Screen]