Casting: Spencer, Clarke, Vega, Walsh

Baggage Claim
Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) has joined the cast of David E. Talbert’s rom-com “Baggage Claim” at Fox Searchlight.

Paula Patton stars as a flight attendant who is the oldest unmarried gal in her family and sets her sights on finding a groom before her sister gets hitched in 30 days. [Source: Vulture]

White House Down
Jason Clarke (“Lawless,” “The Great Gatsby”) has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s thriller “White House Down” at Sony Pictures. Shooting kicks off this month in Montreal.

Clarke will play Stenz, the leader of the mercenaries who break into the Executive Mansion. Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal also star. [Source: Deadline]

Princess Grace of Monaco
Spanish actress Paz Vega (“Spanglish”) will join Nicole Kidman in Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Princess Grace of Monaco.

The story centers on the diplomatic crisis of 1962 between France and Monaco. Vega will embody soprano Maria Callas. [Source: Yahoo News!]

Untitled Natural Disaster Film
Matt Walsh (“Veep”) has joined Steve Quale’s untitled found-footage natural disaster thriller at New Line. Walsh will play Pete, a storm chaser looking to get a picture of the eye of a tornado.

The story follows a group of teens and the devastating consequences of a tornado hitting their town. [Source: Deadline]