Pitch Perfect 2
Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (“Borgen”) has joined Elizabeth Banks’ a cappella singing sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” at Universal and Gold Circle Films.
Sorensen will play a member of a competing a cappella group alongside recently cast German YouTube star Flula Borg. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, and Adam DeVine also star. [Source: Deadline]
Kevin Bacon will join Johnny Depp in the film adaptation of the Whitey Bulger book “Black Mass”.
Bacon will play FBI special agent Charles McGuire who is in charge of the Boston field office and the boss of Bulger’s childhood friend John Connelly. [Source: Boston Globe]
Craig Roberts (“Submarine,” “Being Human”) has scored the lead role of twenty-year-old college student David Myers in the Amazon Studios pilot “Red Oaks”. Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green will produce.
Roberts plays a young man trying to work out what he wants to do with his life after he is hired to work at a predominantly Jewish country club in 1985. [Source: Digital Spy]
Nick Frost, Hope Davis and Adelaide Clemens have joined Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney’s black comedy “Look Away”. Jennifer Schuur penned the script and filming begins in August in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Clemens will play a young woman suffering from so-called ‘selective blindness’ that leaves her unable to see her own mother (Davis). In search of a cure, she sees a therapist (Frost) who is in love with her and, having Asperger’s, is unable to empathize. [Source: Deadline]
India Eisley (“Underworld,” “Kite”) will join Laura Allen, Cam Gigandet and Farrah Mackenzie in the indie thriller “Sitter-Cam”. Ross Kohn is producing.
Nancy Leopardi is directing the story of a scheming nanny, hired to look after a 5-year-old, who is spied on by her employers via hidden cameras. [Source: Deadline]