Casting: Saldana, Leigh, Mulroney, Green

I Put A Spell On You
Zoe Saldana is reportedly attached to star in a biopic of soul singing legend Nina Simone at UK’s Ealing Studios.

Mary J Blige has previously been linked to the role, along with David Oyelowo as Nina’s assistant Clifton Henderson, and it was believed the film would focus on their relationship. [Source: The Press Association]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Drop Dead Diva” star Stephanie Leigh has joined the cast of the upcoming ‘Hunger Games’ sequel “Catching Fire” which begins shooting next month.

Leigh is to play Cashmere, a former career tribute from District 1, who along with brother Gloss (Alan Ritchson) compete in the Quarter Quell. [Source: THR]

August: Osage County
Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of the John Wells-directed film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play “August: Osage County”. Shooting kicks off this Fall.

Mulroney will play Steve, the not-quite-who-he-seems businessman fiance of the family’s self-deluding youngest daughter Karen (Juliette Lewis). [Source: Deadline]

Seth Green is set to play the hacker activist named ‘Lucifer’ in the upcoming sci-fi mini-series “Delete”. The story is set in a near future where the World Wide Web has turned on mankind.

Keir Gilchrist, Matt Frewer, Janet Kidder, Erin Karpluk, Gil Bellows and Ryan Robbins also star in the mini which is currently shooting in Vancouver. [Source: Deadline]