Casting: Speleers, Freeman, Tunney, Dalton

Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) and Shauna Macdonald (“Filth”) have joined the cast of Paul Hyett’s upcoming creature feature “Howl” which begins shooting later this month. Ed King and Martin Gentles will produce.

The story follows a midnight train which is attacked by a terrifying pack of werewolves, forcing a shy ticket inspector to unleash his inner beast to lead his passengers to safety and survive the night. [Source: Screen]

Beautiful Jim Key
Morgan Freeman will star in Robert Rodat’s “Beautiful Jim Key,” the true story of showman Dr William Key which has been setup at The Mark Gordon Company, Cargo, Two Ton Films and Revelations Entertainment. Filming begins early 2015.

Based on Mim Eichlar Rivas’ book, Key is a carnival sideshow performer who recruits PT Barnum’s former promoter to help turn a horse into a nationwide sensation and centrepiece of the 1904 St Louis Exposition. [Source: Screen]

My All American
Robin Tunney (“The Mentalist”) and Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”) have joined the cast of Angelo Pizzo’s inspirational football drama “My All American”. Filming begins next week in Austin, Texas.

Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock star in the true story of 1960s University of Texas football great Freddie Steinmark and his relationship with legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal. Tunney plays Freddie’s mother, Bolger his high school sweetheart. [Source: Deadline]

The Tourist
Brett Dalton (“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has scored a role in Evan Oppenheimer’s indie drama “The Tourist”. Stana Katic and Emil Atack also star.

Dalton will play Eric Lazard, a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman (Alessandra Mastronardi). [Source: Deadline]